Reanimators

Reanimators

A Poem by Alessander
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“Reanimators”

Philosophers buried essences

Artists fetched the shovel

Dug up the rot

Slapped on some rouge

Sprinkled some perfume

Never mind the bones

Replaced with cardboard

Or the crumpled newspaper

In place of organs

Like a mortician

Presenting the corpse

A putrid beauty

To mourners

“Here.”





© 2014 Alessander



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I've dug up many an old philosopher from Seneca to Aristotle it's true...but hopefully I've added a bit more than perfume to the dried bones of parchment past. The wonderful thing about ideals and ideas is that they can be ressurected in greater perfection than they were buried. Leonardo Da Vinci would agree to see the flying machines we have today or Einstein to see his his E=MC2 being challenged as it is. It is the artists who bear the imagination to question and the courage to challenge and the inventiveness to improve...truth can bend with the mind's ability to accept it...but a mind or a heart is like a book or a parachute...they only work so long as they remain open. I enjoy reading your work so much dear friend, you never fail to invoke thought and compel consideration.

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Now I look at it and think. Who is mourning? Maybe we are able to pull off the ruse because no one noticed they were gone, or no one noticed they were there to begin with? We composted our gardens with philosophers s**t and fed their produce to the hungry.

Posted 5 Years Ago


I like it a lot when a poet is willing to experiment whilst still maintaining a voice and meaning. What caught my eye about this one despite the fascinating html rolling text, was that it seemed to pace it for me perfectly. I am unsure whether that was your intention for using the rolling text but for me it really heightened the effect of your words with its fittingly slow pace for the subject of things rotting and dying.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I am impressed.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i like it

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I've dug up many an old philosopher from Seneca to Aristotle it's true...but hopefully I've added a bit more than perfume to the dried bones of parchment past. The wonderful thing about ideals and ideas is that they can be ressurected in greater perfection than they were buried. Leonardo Da Vinci would agree to see the flying machines we have today or Einstein to see his his E=MC2 being challenged as it is. It is the artists who bear the imagination to question and the courage to challenge and the inventiveness to improve...truth can bend with the mind's ability to accept it...but a mind or a heart is like a book or a parachute...they only work so long as they remain open. I enjoy reading your work so much dear friend, you never fail to invoke thought and compel consideration.

Posted 6 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Well I would have titled it necrophiliacs of the new world.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on October 2, 2011
Last Updated on June 6, 2014
Tags: art, philosophy, death

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Alessander
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Los Angeles, CA



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