Dawnsong, or William Blake 5.0

We are the mythmakers
and shapeshifters,
the water threads
under the bridge
that knows
its lofty tether
to sky
as part of ancestral bind
and the dead honed
to be risen;
we, the Drummer’s
flat, furied palms
seeding thunder
to braised skin,
mount Love
like a steed
running backwards
to catch the tailend
of lightning
in its most current
rate of siege,
we, brothers to Ophelia,
and sisters to Orpheus,
sire words
and music as deeds,
and  heedless soulplay,
to give Romanticism
its tectonic makeover
and new breed
of livewire dreamers;
we are as ancient
as we are unborn,
and between peals
of silence
you will find us
tuning up
to sound
the dawn.






About John Biscello

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, spoken word performer, and playwright, John Biscello now lives in Taos, New Mexico. He is the author of three novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, and Nocturne Variations, and a collection of stories, Freeze Tag. His fiction and poetry has appeared in: Art Times, nthposition, The Wanderlust Review, Ophelia Street, Caper, Polyphony, Dilate, Militant Roger, Chokecherries, Farmhouse, BENT, The 555 Collective, Instigator, Brass Sopaipilla, The Iconoclast, Adobe Walls, Kansas City Voices, and the Tishman Review. His blog--Notes of an Urban Stray--can be read at johnbiscello.blogspot.com. Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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1 Response to Dawnsong, or William Blake 5.0

  1. We are as ancient as we are unborn. I love all of the wisdom in that sentence, you nailed it.

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