"The Alchemist" by David Teniers the Younger ‘The New Explorers’ and Other Poetry by Daniel W. Galef The Society September 8, 2017 Culture, Humor, Poetry 2 Comments The New Explorers See this figure? That’s the Spirit Sent up way back when to scout. She rolls around And samples rocks To see if any life’s about. We sent her up here Ages back To serve in the great Search for Life. And she does so, Never ceasing, Tho’ she meet with woe and strife. If you ask her Why she cares so, Why she pores over one task only, She’ll say “for Progress,” She’ll say “for Science,” But really, just because she’s lonely. Fell Hand Fell (Please read so it is palindromic. Is it so? Read, please!) Glinting glimmers in the light glitter and reflect the sun: shards and shrapnel, shining bright, many and yet also one. As pretty as it ever was, the vase straight as a plumb it does. From the middle marble column, it looked so airy, light, and free; it stood so prim and proud and solemn. The vase presented properly: Stately, true, and standing tall, (until Old Foss disturbed it all, stately, true, and standing tall). The vase, presented properly, it stood so prim and proud and solemn, it looked so airy, light, and free; from the middle marble column, the vase straight as a plummet does. As pretty as it ever was, many and yet also one: shards and shrapnel, shining bright, glitter and reflect the sun: glinting glimmers in the light. Daniel W. Galef has published rhyming, metred poetry in Light Quarterly, Measure Press, and the Lyric, among others, and also writes prose fiction and plays, the most recent of which was The Original, produced this past spring at the Players’ Theatre in Montreal and directed by Nia Evans. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 2 Responses Sally Cook September 8, 2017 These are well-thought out poems with interesting takes on the subject. Your choice of words adds a lot to the mix. — hope you publish more here! Kudos !- Reply Daniel Galef September 14, 2017 Thank you! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.