Sunday, June 15, 2014

Of Pigeons, and People by Daniel Jakopovich

This timid exaltation of elemental matter,
this small bird, humble
relative of a vainglorious creed,
this voiceless pursuer of thermal impetus
fleeing the gnawing, insufferable vacuity of hunger,
the evader of cellular frigidity,
of suffering,
of fettered desire,

she craves her brothers Grakho,
her Gracchus Babeuf:
those who shall soar above the minds of men
unveiling the seed of satiety;
to convey, to the human race,
the radical equality of Pain.

Adamic legions, marching with dressaged callousness
against this lowly bird,
traverse, unknowingly,
the sorry Adrianople of their souls.

Author bio: 

Daniel Jakopovich is the founder and editor of the progressive political and cultural journal Novi Plamen. He is currently writing a doctorate in Sociology at the University of Cambridge, where he was a guest lecturer. He is active in the peace movement in the UK, and is a member of the Council of the International Peace Bureau.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Noble and beautiful.