“EROSION”: A POEM. BY STEVEN BENSON

I never stayed

In an “English Rose”

Hotel;

But I have

Heard

That they

Have gone into

Liquidation…

Just as

Their

Scarborough

“Holbeck Hall”

Rose Garden

Was

Literally

Liquidated

By the

Saturation

Of the rocks

And soil,

In the

Heavy Rains;

Which caused it to

Erode and

Collapse

Nineteen Years

Ago…..

 

So how

Permanent,

How

Outside time is

YOUR

Rose Garden,

Eliot?

{the reference is , again, to T. S Eliot’s beautiful Rose Garden, outside time, at the start of “Burnt Norton”,the first of the “Four Quartets”}

 

 

 

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Published by: decayetude

ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)

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