Thursday, February 04, 2016

New Poetry by Gregg Dotoli


Relearn the approach toward word
Like the bread-handed child coaxing a bluejay
For the feather and blue close-up
to satisfy his curious nature
to get peace-close
to observe not cull
that child is pure in objective
and sincere in goal
but becomes polluted and eco-aloof
time sheds innocence
instills neglect towards nature
like our empty approach to climate-wreck
animals and plants wordlessly weep
Nero fiddled while Rome burned
and we look away as nature dies
Relearn the approach toward word
get peace-close to word
accept waning nature , man as viral polluter
this is our circle, every point
words deny, nature never lies

- Gregg Dotoli 2016

Gregg Dotoli lives in New York City area and has studied English at Seton Hall University. He works as a white hat hacker, but his first love is the arts. His poems have been published in, Quail Bell Magazine, The Four Quarters Magazine, Calvary Cross, Dead Snakes, Halcyon Magazine, Allegro Magazine, the Mad Swirl, Voices Project, Writing Raw and Down in the Dirt.


Blog_Du_Jour said...

How many poets are there in AU and NZ?
I wrote this.

Justin Lowe said...

Could you please clarify that last statement. Are you claiming authorship of the poem or the comment? If the former I am obviously keen to clear the matter up. As for how many poets are there downunder? Plenty.