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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Symbolism

Though poet, I hate symbolism--

Things always having to mean something else,

The arrogant disdain for the literal,



For the material world.

The teacher's damned

Christ symbols, phallic symbols.



I hate myth too, the predictable

Persephone figures, Christ

Figures. And facile similes,



Transparent allegories, poems about

Mythological paintings

Or jazz musicians...























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