Poem 456

Poem 456

by Jon Rappoport

October 26, 2015

Note: Aengus refers Yeat’s Song of the Wandering Aengus, and Maskull is the protagonist in David Lindsay’s novel, A Voyage to Arcturus.

The moon is not waiting
The sun is not waiting
They hear no more words
And Aengus is asleep in his bed
Dreaming of a faraway treasure chest of gray
As if the whole object and its contents were an
unapproachable single atom in a galaxy of
impersonal statements

Indifferent to storm tides

Here is a dead face
Who was he
What did he have faith in
Before he fell

Was he Maskull
Who found his way back to the tower
And held his ground against invading particles
of illusion
Gathering themselves into shapes of familiar
speechless souls
         Walking along the streets of noisy cities

Was he a soldier in the red sand

I know this: the beast gives birth to a child and
later the child gives birth
And one day a free soul stands up and has fire in
his veins and moves against the sleeping world

There is a distilling process in souls and a
proliferating principle in minds
And these massive collective human clusters we
see around us disintegrate
The compost of an unknown garden

The free soul calls in a new world

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

13 comments on “Poem 456

  1. Michael Burns says:

    I like this one very much.

    Yeat’s is a favourite of mind.
    I did’nt like his politics, but as a poet he was superb. he reachec for something greater.
    I guess it is his Celtic heart, that impresses me

    This is very very, good Jon.

    “There is a distilling process in souls and a
    proliferating principle in minds”
    – Jon Rappoport

    I’ll have that between two slices of Winnepeg Rye, with a thin slice of Monterey Jack, and a handful of shaved capacolli with fermented mustard.
    With a bottle of my freshly made Kombucha.

  2. From Québec says:

    I must be the most ignorant people on earth when it comes to poetry.
    I never heard of Willian Butler Yeats.

    But of course, I search the Internet and found out that he is Irish. No wonder that Michael loves him and knew him.

    And, I have neither read Lindsay’s novel “A Voyage to Arcturus”.
    So, I guess I don’t have much to say about this poem.

    Like Michael, I also was blown away by:

    “There is a distilling process in souls and a
    proliferating principle in minds”

    What I understand of this poem, is that life never ends and that
    death means nothing. It’s only a process for another life, giving us the chance to improve ourselves.

    But what do I know? I have a hard time understanding poems, especially English ones..

  3. Michael Burns says:

    Song: subiit sustinuitque molem Luciferi.

    I wondered, for so long what chained me down.
    The better part of me searched, and repeatedly searches….
    I ask myself; was it anger, and rage because I was born in such a lowly place….
    And the beast gave birth to a child.
    And a free soul stood up.
    The only answer that seemed to resonate with any truth at all….
    is, that I hate myself for some sin I commit.
    I coveted something that was unique….something that was not mine to have,
    …. very special.
    Something that was only one.
    Something I stole, I think.
    And it seems, I must pay for it.

    And I think about that thing and wonder what it is.
    I forced myself to forget, a very long time ago.
    And now I can’t remember….what I was.
    This thing that I purposely try to remember; try to forget;
    because it brings….sadness
    And sits deep inside and will not be quiet.
    But stirs in me in other ways
    And not in the way that you think.

    I smothered it….that thing, I loved it with all my passion,
    I possessed it,
    And placed inside myself, and said only I can look.
    Only I can hold it.
    Only I am….pure enough
    And in that arrogance I was plunged into this place.
    And will not let it go, ever.
    I defy him, until the end.
    He is arrogant, more than me.
    Who is he to say he is only.

    It is too precious, and fragile for a world.
    I must protect and hold it, and never allow it to be corrupted.

    I have looked at the world and thought; do those that imprison me; scare me?
    I am the son of the Morning star, and they hate me for it.
    I am forever their pariah.
    But I have always been a sailor, you see….
    and sailors are not afraid.
    Sailing the heavens, explorer of all the worlds.

    And I have died too, in all ways that could be imagined.
    And have no fear of it….it will happen again, and again.
    And for an eternity again.
    ‘And death shall have no dominion’.

    I fell into a sun once.
    And had all that hinders me burnt away.
    And be reduced to only the best of what one could be,
    I thought its done, it is finished, it is finally over….I am free of it.
    But the parasites come near again,
    and that which is shining becomes a patina, that is what I am now.
    I am….
    an artist.

  4. David says:

    The sooner we’rre off this planet the better

  5. From Québec says:

    Hey Michael, I have left you a comment on your website:
    Congratulation for your blog!

    I have posted it under your “ABOUT” link. I could not reach your Part two: Primo Mane

  6. From Québec says:

    Okay, what the heck!
    I’ll make an effort and try to write one .

    Poem 101:

    What is life?
    Do I really exist?
    Is it my imagination running wild
    Imagining friends just like a child

    What is truth?
    Is it an illusion?
    Show me some proofs of what you say
    Show me evidences that it is that way

    What is love?
    Is it just chemistry?
    Or a kind of a relentless obsession
    Could it truly be a genuine passion

    What is death?
    Is it just a shiver?
    The mind getting rid of the old body
    Ready to start over, naked completely

    What is Art?
    Does it create reality?
    A strong, well hidden human vital force
    That everyone could drink at that source

  7. Karmic Spiel says:

    Without hesitation

    I rode the lion of my passion

    at full speed directly into brick walls
    and cement barriers
    and the sheer rock faces of mountains

    Rode straight through them into the stars,
    roaring out beyond the pale,
    reveling in the energy of my newborn courage

    And in so doing I discovered
    that I was the lion,
    and the stars were my creation,
    and that nothing had ever stood in my way.


  8. Michael Burns says:


    by: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

    Do you not hear me calling, white deer with no horns?
    I have been changed to a hound with one red ear;
    I have been in the Path of Stones and the Wood of Thorns,
    For somebody hid hatred and hope and desire and fear
    Under my feet that they follow you night and day.
    A man with a hazel wand came without sound;
    He changed me suddenly; I was looking another way;
    And now my calling is but the calling of a hound;
    And Time and Birth and Change are hurrying by.
    I would that the Boar without bristles had come from the West
    And had rooted the sun and moon and stars out of the sky
    And lay in the darkness, grunting, and turning to his rest.

    It seems I have worn out my welcome; or at least I sense that….my apologies, if they are necessary.
    You are wise fellow Jon Rappoport.

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