That Final Thing



Beyond genius
  the spirit flies
Beyond genius
  the mood decries
Beyond genius
  no courses rowed
Beyond genius
  all time disowned
Beyond genius
  the map refolds
Beyond genius
   a world untold
Beyond genius
  the critics gasp
Beyond genius
   no serpent asp
Beyond genius
  the telling stops
Beyond genius
  no on—then off
Beyond genius
  all sight and sound
Beyond genius
  the square is round
Beyond genius
  no lies are told
Beyond genius
  what’s new is old
Beyond genius
  the heavens sing
Beyond genius
  —that final thing

(Villanova Pennsylvania: August, 2015)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on January 25, 2019

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Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 32, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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