[Milton-L] Miltonic Sonnet: Blacksburg

Nancy Charlton pluscachange at comcast.net
Wed Apr 18 13:11:28 EDT 2007

Fine sonnet, Kemmer. You should send it to Nikki Giovanni and/or to 
your local newspaper and the Blacksburg paper.


At 09:18 AM 4/18/2007 -0400, you wrote:
>                        "We Are Virginia Tech"
>                        for Nikki Giovanni
> From Blacksburg poetry rises from this hour
>of grief that shrouds the Blue Ridge Mountain plain
>with students, faculty, and parents whose pain
>drives language to break sound barriers and flower
>in the compost of despair.  The power
>of metaphor wraps round this tragic stain
>defined by blood and writ through time since Cain
>committed the first murder that tells our
>story.  The exponents of flesh explode
>in memory.  Names, faces dissolve through
>a holocaust of tears.  Recorded dust
>forms into prayer and breaks into an ode
>called out from the campus bard who knew
>how to bring us back to words we trust.
>                         Kemmer Anderson
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