Monday, 11 of December of 2017

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Stephen Wing – Under An Incandescent Sky



On the platform at Loyola,
waiting for a late train
the world curves away in rectangular
fluorescent panes, flat light
riding the curve of the rails
past the red light, changing
in the intersection below

The west is burning.
Two towns evacuated,
StationFirethe administration may soon
abandon its controversial “let burn”
policy. Floods in Iceland. Mudslides
in China. Droughts in Sudan
(while the driest summer in fifty years
reigns over the Midwest).

And eight miles from Grand Canyon
National Park, they still long
to sink their empty shaft
into the Mother, peddling their smug
junkie’s rationale
along with their poison:
uranium for a wilderness of lights,
the billion globes and tubes
of Chicago’s dark delusion
flushed with power.

Stephen Wing
December 1990 Earth First!

This video uploaded on Aug 28, 2011 Recorded on the north rim of
the Grand Canyon. Protesting Ohio Gov. John Kasich HB 133.
Giving natural gas and oil companies the right to drill
for oil on protected land.

Robert Frost – The Most Of It

He thought he kept the universe alone;
For all the voice in answer he could wake
Was but the mocking echo of his own
From some tree-hidden cliff across the lake.
Some morning from the boulder-broken beach
He would cry out on life, that what it wants
Is not its own love back in copy speech,
But counter-love, original response.
And nothing ever came of what he cried
Unless it was the embodiment that crashed
In the cliff’s talus on the other side,
And then in the far-distant water splashed,
But after a time allowed for it to swim,
Instead of proving human when it neared
And someone else additional to him,
As a great buck it powerfully appeared,
Pushing the crumpled water up ahead,
And landed pouring like a waterfall,
And stumbled through the rocks with horny tread,
And forced the underbrush–and that was all.

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