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

Monday, April 2, 2012


Once upon a Texas time,there was a Democratic Party!
Celebrated names included Faulk and Yarborough
supporting Federal McCarthys and Kennedys and Carters
Some go back to Harry Truman for example-all of this in books,
posters,photos,histories bound in dusty time,patrolled by guards
to be sold to those who treasure their pasts.I see Carl Sandburg
I see William Blake.I see a glass piece of art and some Beerbohm caricatures
War via Bayeux Tapestry i ignore-more has been sold from the estate of this lawyer politician
who funded posters and stickers and badges and buttons for Democratic candidates
Populism's artifacts with prices half off Sunday,75% Monday.
The poetry collection is traditional,anorexic and slim
Politics is thick here-men in suits with power
staring out from pages of grave books
covering times pre-us.History.I look at the rich cars illegally parked.
Admire people's desire to learn their origins.Buy nothing-lust for Blake,Sandburg,Beerbohm.
Libraries are lost like this-dispersed via deaths
Democracy an ongoing experiment in populism
Once the past is cleared from collections-what is next?
As Sandburg said"We are the people.What else will you call us?"
Terrorists? Nostalgists?

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