Legacy - Season 1A Memoir of Sorts
I sort through the detritus of my teaching career. I wonder at a message.
The poem “L’art” by Theophile Gautier. In 35 years, what have I forged?
A childhood memory challenges my motives to create.
Visiting some other poets, I find myself distracted.
I close out my career; a lesson in economics.
Summer passes; I reflect on Gautier’s ideas of art.
I resist; the Muse inside the form. I translate part of “Albertus.”
I concede; flawed creators; baser metals.
I remember Ladakh; legacies built upon the past.
Brick against the wall; I leave a degree of comfort.
. . . . ; “The Yellow Spots”
January 2020; A story is tested.
Jen waits; things which comfort.
I find my way; A sovereign song. (End of Season 1.)
A reading of Clarimonde befitting the Winter Solstice.