Newer Gods

For ages the gods have been our guiding light – Our Polaris, a fixed star in the night. And the Powers have departed not our vale; They have changed garments behind the veil, And appear now as a steelish power Of an intractable pattern of matter. They are the march of unyielding fate, The deities …

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Freedom

Be not a tyrant; Submit to none. If you heed these, Then all is won. And if it frees A single soul, Then fight the war And pay the toll. And if it mar Your peaceful life, Know freedom is far From a lack of strife. Featured image: ‘Leonidas at Thermopylae,” by Jacques-Louis David (1814), …

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