RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition who publishes zines & physical books & electronic books & music & photography & digital art & just generally whatever feels necessary to survive this deluded earth thru Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts survival systems (Version 69, establish 14 Feb 1973). Comments encouraged.

Thursday, April 12

RIVER ELVEN CYCLE OF 69 SONNETS SERIES: NUMBER ONE


WHILE WANDERING THE RIVER NAMED JAMES BY NEW WHITES 
BUT KNOWN AS POWHATAN BEFORE, ALONG RAILROAD 
TRACKS WHICH COAL CARS ROLL THROUGH UPON, FOLLOWING LIGHTS 
UNEXPLAINABLE ON RIVER ISLANDS WHICH GLOWED 

AT NIGHTS, I STUMBLED UPON (DID NOT "DISCOVER") 
WELL-CONCEALED VILLAGE OF TINY MAGICAL FOLK, 
MAYBE ELVES MAYBE GNOMES, WHO KNOWS? BEING LOVER 
OF EPIC MYTHOLOGIES, I SHALL NOW INVOKE 

RHYMING SONNETS TO TELL THE TALE (WITH PERMISSION) 
OF THESE WILD PEOPLE MOSTLY UKNOWN TO ALL Y'ALL, 
WHO HAVE GIVEN ME MUCH, UNDER ONE CONDITION 
YOU (READER) KNOW THIS STORY IS NOT MINE AT ALL, 

BUT ONE WHICH, IN THESE PEOPLE'S SPIRIT, I SHALL SHARE 
FREELY FROM COLONIAL MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. 

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