As was the case the other week, this week I have both new poetry and a new essay to share with the interested reader and they make for a curious mix.
Just this morning, Law and Liberty published my reflection on the work of French poet, essayist, Catholic, and anarchist Charles Peguy in light of our present ostensible return of the "strong gods." It asks some pointed consequences of Christian humanism and our present, secular world order (such as it is). I think it answers a few important questions as well about the nature of piety and the place of nationalism. Click the L&L logo to read, "Just Before the Return of the Strong Gods."
Speaking of the world and its nations, there's a whole other side to it, and from that side I continue to be amazed that people don't simply fall off and disappear into space, because, for goodness' sake, it's upside down! Feel the same way yourself? Well, then read my new poem, "Australia" by clicking on the Forma logo.
If marsupials are not your bag, then imagine with me a sight at once more familiar, usual, and grand, that of the circus elephant. My "On a Circus Elephant," the second-to-last of my All Things series to appear in print, has just been published in the new issue of America. If you dare to ascent to, or ascend, its monolithic grandeur, simply click the big A.
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