Blood Rain

Blood Rain by John Gregory Evans © 5/17/2020 1:58:19 AM Rhythmic seasons arrive by way of violent crimes from within the darkness, as we digest encounters with black and bloody sinuous renegades, of branch and vine. Tiny minnows and tad-poles thirst upon a solitary descent of a complacent pain, as dragonflies carve out their stellar paths of thirst disdained. A mirrored silence, an environmental trepidation, why as a child, bitter echoes that cannot trust these sacred weavings for the night, a lunar moon and depth of darkness minus the night. Dear earth, know not the wounds of everyman, with transparent … Continue reading Blood Rain

Silence Prevailed!

Silence Prevailed by John Gregory Evans From: Vehemence: In Silence We Weep The bus driver knew. Harsh reality set in. Angered by brazen words from English speaking kids, insolent tongues sing of a lady in France. The German sun bit into the driver’s eyes. What did these kindred know of France? And the killing of Jews, and mixed alike? What did they know? Where, I think, did they learn this shit? I remember the lunch my mother served me in a brown paper bag. A sandwich, chips, and a pear. I can still smell the excessive mustard. The bus ride … Continue reading Silence Prevailed!

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An Internal Slant Rhyming Ballad from 1972

An Internal Slant Rhyming Ballad from 1972 A Former US Marine [1971-1972] ~ by John Gregory Evans © 5/14/2020 8:00:23 AM (5) 11 Line Stanzas, (1) 5 Line Envoi, the last line for each stanza a refrain. Envoi ddedE and the lines rhyme scheme = ababceddedE Stanza I I am fire fanning the flames of crucified flesh ~                                                             Unduly forsaken, hot, red, hallowed blood flow                         burns through a teen’s guiltless veins upon the cervical mesh,                                   I am the warrior drawn of courage ink wells scribing pains,                                        where death is not darkness but shooting darts, drop by drop for a liquified … Continue reading An Internal Slant Rhyming Ballad from 1972

A Ballad of Leo Tolstoy: War & Peace, Introduction

A Ballad of Leo Tolstoy War and Peace Introduction by John Gregory Evans © 5/13/2020 3:26:38 PM Stanza I To whom be known of Russia’s plight? Siberian snow’s wilderness, Decembrist’s Tolstoy’s wit does write, Natasha and kindheartedness playful and  lasciviousness – Gentry and peasant’s feelings grow A Mother Russia’s wispy tale, Keeps warm her nape through snow and dance, bells of victory thus do toll, Schon Granbern’s march to Paris, France. Stanza II Does Tolstoy’s nerve run deep from bony sights? Prince Andrew and Count Pierre, regis royals, INK’g Tolstoy through the bitter nights, regal integrity, thus finesse’ Russians march … Continue reading A Ballad of Leo Tolstoy: War & Peace, Introduction

Volume I, An Introduction in Brevity ~ 2nd Composition

Volume I Upon Reading Leo Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’: An Introduction in Brevity ~ 2nd Composition By John Gregory Evans © 5/13/2020 4:04:20 AM 1865 he continues to write, a Tolstoy’s revision of battle criteria, and Schon Granbern, as a victorious Russian army marches to Paris in 1812, and the battle lines are redrawn in literary form. Prince Andrew Bolkonsky and Pierre Bezukhov follow upon the hero’s journey throughout this novel form, but oh so many drafts, as the pen dashes from out of his inkwell’s stash, a poignant clash of history and art, capture this sojourn by the start. … Continue reading Volume I, An Introduction in Brevity ~ 2nd Composition

Update to Volume I, War and Peace

Volume I Upon Reading Leo Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace:’ An Introduction in Brevity ~ 1852, diary notations, a historical account of 19th century Russia fueled the light of Leo Tolstoy, commanding as were his military demise, the Decembrist’s (Tolstoy’s own class), and a thirty-year exile, Siberian snow deputed wilderness, a friend and writer, then of the era of Nicholas the Ist, and Napoleon, thus  defeated within a Russian wilderness where winter exposed a death as no other to another gentry class, from a region called France. Gentry and peasants, alike, a nation’s sentiments grow an imperative strike for an enemy’s … Continue reading Update to Volume I, War and Peace

Volume I ~ War & Peace: An Introduction to Brevity

Volume I Upon Reading Leo Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace:’ An Introduction in Brevity ~ Volume I Upon Reading Leo Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace:’ An Introduction in Brevity ~ 1852, diary notations, a historical account of 19th century Russia fueled the light of Leo Tolstoy, commanding as were his military demise, the Decembrist’s (Tolstoy’s own class), and a thirty-year exile, Siberian snow deputed wilderness, a friend and writer, then of the era of Nicholas the Ist, and Napoleon, thus  defeated within a Russian wilderness where winter exposed a death as no other to another gentry class, from a region called France. … Continue reading Volume I ~ War & Peace: An Introduction to Brevity

Spinal Con-fusion

Spinal Con-fusion: A Combat Therapy By John Gregory Evans © 5/12/2020 8:25:38 AM There remains a deadened, freezing, almost an anesthetizing sense of dread upon my fingertips and hands, reaching deep into my leg’s nerves, shattered spinal cord, peeled away as one peels an orange. Walking, now a challenge, con-fusion of the fusion, cervical cord, Ruptured and bruised, arrogance of the humanity factor. Pain within the eyes like lightning fingers to the crown – of God. At night, now, I lay awake, not to pity myself, But to personify the relevance for the un-forgotten Accretion of gunpowder residues, a controlled … Continue reading Spinal Con-fusion