July 16, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. This week’s theme is revolution in honor of Bastille Day, which was celebrated on July 14th.
Today’s poem is a number poem about someone who changes the world through role playing games.
I welcome comments on my poems at https://nicholasgordon.blogspot.com.
To imagine what a better world might be,
Having thought it out in great detail,
Inventing settings, cultures, ways of seeing,
Reconstituting ancient ways of being,
Time traveling beyond the painted veil,
Yet all to change one’s own society;
Then turning one’s ideas into a tale,
Having sketched a future history,
Roles distributed to players, freeing
Each to live one’s vision fictively,
Experiencing the grace without agreeing …
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at https://www.poemsforfree.com/toimag.html. For more poems about politics, go to https://www.poemsforfree.com/politicalpoems.html .
This week’s theme: Revolution
July 11: Andrew
July 13: Utopians Are Unrepentant Monsters
July 14: Before the Terror Comes the Tyranny
July 15: Frailty, Thy Name’s No Longer WomanJuly 16: To Imagine What a Better World Might Be