The Half-Dead Poet Review: What We Once Had

What We Once Had OR the 21st Century Trumponion Blues

What We Once HadWhat we once had was poetry. Visions and star dust. Translucent. Death to the machine, the grind the walk that we must walk. The everyday pantomime of social media and daily life. I am bored. Asleep in the 21st century.  I want monoliths, transcendence and truth. Moments of humanity that don’t come with a price tag or a sale, a selfie or a headline.

What we once had was poetry. Visions and star dust lost behind the veil of pretty pictures and smiles. Goodnight sweet prince goodnight.

  • Nancy Klepsch


  • Mr. Engelhardt,

    I submit… from the moon, together, we can see it,
    a new global, universal vision of life.

    Reading from The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem
    Best Selections 2015 – 2017. 13 minutes.

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