588 - Reply to Yeats

Plato said - time is the moving image
of eternity. what is a play then
what is a masque - if not some damage
done down the series - or our earthen

dance making out it is cosmic order.
if disaster or a drowning in the flow -
then biological life is a hoarder
of being that is made to let go.

the best Symbolists and actors I know
are my friends - money law and government
made them wise - for they know the cargo
is not the ship that sails on atrament.

they throw the self overboard rather than lose
the ship on that incalculable cruise.

Woodford Halse
3 October 2021