REVIEW AMERICANA

 

Spring 2009

Volume 4, Issue 1

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J.R. SOLONCHE

 

I Want to Write about What I Don't Know

 

I want to write about what I don’t know.
I want to write a sequence of sonnets, for instance,
on the mysteries of the mind, one for each mystery or so.

I want to write about what I don’t know.
On botany, macroeconomics, quantum gravity,
I want to compose elaborately complex odes.

I want to write about what I don’t know.
The secret language of deaf Babylonians, let’s say,
or how nocturnal plants use moonlight to grow.

I want to write about what I don’t know.
An epic about my heroic great ancestral father
and how he found my great ancestral mother in the Russian snow.

I want to write about what I’ll never know.
What will the world be like in a thousand years?
Will there still be birds called eagle, puffin, hawk, flamingo?


 

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