Poem of the Month

Poem of the Month

A new poem will be placed here each month, usually from one of my published collections.

My poem for January 2020 is from my latest collection The Yellow Wheelbarrow (Melos 2019)

 

 

A SHORT HISTORY OF ETHICS

 

 

Much has been written

on the subject of The Good.

It echoes like a gong

 

calling us from our sins.

It could be painted

as a bright sun between fronds

 

of the thrashing sycamore,

a dish of brilliance,

a bright target.

 

A halo circles it

such as saints wore

in the dark churches

 

frequented in my youth;

made of tin, tarnished,

but operative as an example.