may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Dichter und Denker"(poets and thinkers)

Plato would not have them in his Republic.
They get banished from Rome,Russia,Chile,
become seeds of revolt in Tunisia,Egypt,Algeria
and were banned from the Bush White House
for sprouting "peace"in war times.Adaptation is all-
Kurosawa's THRONE OF BLOOD (Macbeth)
RICHARD111 in a Fascist UK state
Baz Luhrmann's ROMEO &JULIET" LA gang war style
MACBETH as a biker play,HAMLET in corporate New York
Decontextualisation updates via setting and character-
clarifying our times via oracular visions-
Rome becomes Washington,Sparta =Afghanistan
Coriolanus becomes Che Guevara
Persian Empire warring on Athens and Sparta
like our drones in Pakistan,Iraq,Iran.
"Silent weaving of the spirit"a la Hegel
allows us to see our tragedy(even as we are still enacting it)
Contemporary may be a repeat-there are themes and deja vu
Rome was not burned in a day(unless via Cecil B De Mille)
Brutus will still come to bury our Caesar-not to praise our Coriolanus..

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