By: Erik Rittenberry
I really like this one. I had to re-read it a couple of times because the mental imagery reminded me of something, but I couldn't think what it was ... but I think it's William Blake illustrations! It gives me that same feeling, an uneasy balance of beauty and menace. I like that a lot.
This is wonderful
Incredible. I 'd love to hear more!
This is beautiful, I love it!
It also reminds me of Strickland from The moon and sixpence.
I think this is one of your very best! Keep writing, and sharing!
Wow. Erik, this poem is insanely beautiful. I love the tension and struggle. Keep them coming….please. 🙏🏼 :)
Constant battle between emotion and logic captured brilliantly
This is an incredible piece. Every time I read ono of your essays, I don't think it can get any more on point. And you surprise me every time... 👏
Nice work, man.
This is by far one of the most resonant poems I've ever read. Bravo!
....how about some Charles Baudelaire ! best translation Richard Howard srs
The wild goose chase was telling, after all.
Wondrously proceeding, but airy-fairy end renders the trip a shambles, a wild goose chase might have been more telling, -- of what's really beyond, if in a backhanded way. But the ride was befitting the epic antihero of discovery of what's for real after all indeed!,?, was heisst wirklich immerhin doch!,? Great, and first I've come across an insight into the workings and makings of the lone-wolf poet, the lone voice in the wilderness, whatever else.
My goodness, or badness... this is incredible. Worth 5 years of therapy, at least.
Wonderful, a lot to resonate with, just what we need, keeps us keeping on...
I think I'm going to subscribe