Speaker for the Dead

We call for a new poetry!

We call for a new eulogy!

We call forth the Speaker for the Dead.

He will understand the lost as only the Ender of

Worlds can begin to grasp. He will tell us who they

Were, where They stood. You do not know nor could.

They never wrote it down for you. Never heard them say.

Admirer, lover, blinded still,

your pining overwhelming, what was real.

Their stories told without the Makar’s mark.

Stripped away, our own projections of glories old

And say the truth, no matter how dark.

The funeral can no longer be your poetic elegy.

It must be a poem of record telling the life of the

One who will be remembered beyond the grave.

Their stories a collection of Cities and States.

We call for a new Poetry

“We call for a new poetry!
We call for a new eulogy…
It must be a poem of record Telling the Life of the
One who will be remembered beyond the grave.
Their stories a collection of cities and states.”

Speaker for the Dead, 2019

We seek a new poetry. Story psalms — Holy, archetypal parables in meter.

Even the epic poem in modern terms, needs to be broken down into individual, self-reliant poems. Each verse a poem in itself.

Twitter has killed the attention span, writers must adjust or the poetic arts are done.

There are two types of poetry I am interested in: Objectified — archetypal, seeking universality in a core idea, common human being or objective observations of time and place.

Subjectified — highly personal, experiential poetry written for or about a familiar.