Sean Howard: Modern Moments

Sean Howard: Modern Moments

modern moments (main-à-dieu, nova scotia)

 

sun & cloud (reproduction)

 

bright

band, slow mov-

ing, copy-

ing

the

 

sea

 

nest (goodyear)

 

rock-

weed, dulse &

sorrel, moss a-

round the

 

tire

 

night journey (disconnect)

 

shoot-

ing star,

far

cry, jet st-

reams in

the

 

bay

wandering (index poems)

 

 

i

 

bloom: dark-

ness visi-

 

ble

 

***

 

thought,

made of images:

time, tubes &

 

walls

 

 

ii

 

beams, bend-

ing moments… st-

iffness method:

super posit-

 

ion

 

 

iii

 

factory: of future.

(manufacturing

 

people

 

…)

 

 

iv

 

dante, eagle-

eyed in florence:

 

‘lethe? light in

 

love’

 

 

v

 

descartes’

devil, god-

 

like man. fire:

flint flow-

 

ers

 

 

vi

 

alchemy: all

cock? full moon,

ghosts go for

a wand-

 

er

 

 

vii

 

aesthetic

butchers. (deaths?

 

decoys…) field-

work: quilting

 

bees

 

— by Sean Howard

 

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Sean Howard moved to Nova Scotia from England in 1999. His poetry has been published in Canadian journals including Geist, Other Voices, Quills, Prairie Journal, The Antigonish Review, The Nashwaak Review and Prairie Fire as well as zafusy (UK) and 4AM Poetry Review (USA). Sean holds a Ph.D in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK, and is adjunct professor of political science at Cape Breton University, pursuing research interests in nuclear disarmament and the philosophy of science. A recent paper – ‘Very Different Butterflies’: The Scope for Deep Complementarity Between Western and Native American Science’ – was published in ‘The Pari Dialogues: Essays in Science, Religion, Society and the Arts’ (Pari Publishing, 2007). To view some more of Sean’s poetry on-line, visit www.zafusy.org/poetry/seanhoward.

 

Copyright ©2009 by Sean Howard. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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