Eight Lines About Man

two foot walker
prehensile grabber
a single generation removed from dirt
An experiment in intelligence
The Achilles of the world
A target for arrows


3 responses to “Eight Lines About Man

  1. renaissanceguy

    “An experiment in intelligence”

    That’s my favorite line. This is an excellent poem. The images, the classical allusion, and the evocative phrases make it superior. Like all good poems it sort of echoes around and around in my mind.

  2. renaissanceguy

    Oh, and I forgot to mention what I take to be a Bible allusion. Did you mean to allude to the Bible?

  3. Thank You Renaissanceguy

    I very much appreciate your comment about this poem.

    In answer to your question “Did you mean to allude to the Bible?” the answer is, no not consciously.


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