Wallace Stevens: Adorning the Rock

  This is the longest piece I ever wrote. I published it on extrasimile in four parts. it also appeared (and still appears, though it difficult to find) on00 arduity.com. You will be forgiven if you don’t read it, but it is something of f an Ars Poetica for me.       Donald HallContinue reading “Wallace Stevens: Adorning the Rock”

A Dumb Show

Horatio is braggadocio Personified. It’s hard to believe. One minute, he’s cool as a mule, The next it’s like he has invented silence— But it’s a good silence, a probing silence A void devoid of what Claudius needs— A good cheerleader. When All the King’s Men, Get together again to play the play, The MurderContinue reading “A Dumb Show”

This Jolly Rogue (A Dream Language)

Just as sleep can become a rock, only A jolly rogue can become a dream language large enough for what a nightmare stands for. For what are dreams if not the ground We stand and fight for, eh Horatio?\ And what a stone is, is what a rock can be When divided too many times—pebbles,Continue reading “This Jolly Rogue (A Dream Language)”

A Most Excellent Fancy

I Horatio believed the laws of heaven Should be obsequious to the laws of earth. God coughed. Only the lonely holy boy Believed that god was stretched beyond Himself. God loomed. God boomed. The land began to pitch… The ghost was unhouseled, disappointed, And unannealed when he died. He was Condemned to walk the earthContinue reading “A Most Excellent Fancy”