Society of Classical Poets Journal IX Published The Society June 27, 2021 From the Society, Poetry 2 Comments . The Society of Classical Poets Journal IX has been published. It features poetry selected from poetry published on the SCP website between February 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021. It also features exquisite color art created by living artists who are at the top of the fine arts field today. A complete listing of poems, poets, and art featured in Journal IX is below. You may obtain a paperback copy of Journal IX here. You may obtain a hardcover copy of Journal IX here. . CHAPTER I: IN ADMIRATION Autumn Ecstasy by Cynthia Erlandson Where Are the Leaves? by Jeff Kemper Winter’s Breath by Angel L. Villanueva The Glory of Spring by M.P. Lauretta Longing by Gustavo Ramos, 2019, oil on panel, 18 x 24 in. (www.gustavoramos.art) On Romantic Longing by Martin Rizley Snowdrops by Martin Rizley Angel Ship by C. David Hay The House of Life by Martin Rizley Upon a Boat, by Ocean Bound by Alexander King Ream Spindle, Shuttle, Loom by Joseph S. Salemi Our Worthy Sons by Susan Jarvis Bryant Hummingbird Communion by Susan Jarvis Bryant Still by Susan Jarvis Bryant Stream by Leland James Elegy on a Strauss Waltz by Adam Sedia Approaching Storm, Night by Adam Sedia A Paean for Eternity by Satyananda Sarangi Oh, When I Hear by Theresa Rodriguez A Formalist’s Delight by Theresa Rodriguez Oh, What Is Prayer? by Theresa Rodriguez The Onus of Vernal Duty by C.B. Anderson Liturgy by C.B. Anderson Turnabout by C.B. Anderson Famine de l’âme by Anna J. Arredondo Childhood Cancer Survivor by Richard Lackman Castles in Our Heads by Talbot Hook Lanterns in the Autumn Dark by Daniel Magdalen Mastering Magic by Mike Bryant Arabesque by Anna Rose Bain, 2021, oil on linen, 30 x 20 in. (www.artworkbyannarose.com) Carmen Cygni, a Retourne by Mike Bryant Full Lives, Empty Souls by T.M. Moore My Father’s Cardinal by Cynthia Erlandson Barnes’ Owl in the Snow by William Glyn-Jones Hearts and Clouds by Roy E. Peterson Flodden by James A. Tweedie.Evening Idyll by James A. Tweedie In Praise of Formal Poetry by James A. Tweedie Tango by James A. Tweedie Mont Saint-Michel by James A. Tweedie Essay by Michael Curtis The Climber by Rod Walford We Siblings Three by Randal A. Burd, Jr. A Hunt Along the Cahaba by Gregory Ross Speak with Kind Gentleness by Mark F. Stone Hunting by William Conelly Solstice Week by William Conelly From J.S. Bach’s French Suites: An Allemande by Leo Zoutewelle (1935–2021) Mist in the Forest by Leo Zoutewelle (1935–2021) With Spring in Their Step by David Watt Washington’s Grief by Alex Rubstein, high school poet The Art Professor by Sheila Mulrooney The Rats of Kathmandu I. and II. by Peter Hartley Taj Mahal by Peter Hartley There’s Much to Be Said About Swings by Janice Canerdy O Children, Hear by Amanda Hall The Winds of Time by David Paul Behrens Rosarium by Benjamin Thomas Cepican A Sonnet by Benjamin Thomas Cepican Gratia Plena by Alexandra Guo, high school poet Retrato de Lucía by Amaya Corbacho Martín, 2011, oil on canvas, 65 x 49.2 in. (amayacorbacho.wordpress.com) Humility by Alexandra Guo, high school poet Prayer Team by Peter Venable Sonora: The Desert by John Marmaro Peradventure Before Naptime by Denise Sobilo On Rembrandt’s “Return of the Prodigal Son” by Brian Yapko The Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1669, oil on canvas, 103.1 x 80.7 in. To Some Other Poets by Sally Cook Father and John: How It Once Was by Sally Cook In Our Town by Sally Cook Earth Song by Lawrence Fray Shooting Star by Shari Jo LeKane Pope Urban II Sonnet-Speech, Clermont, 1095 by Paul A. Freeman Donald J. Trump by Evan Mantyk Christopher Columbus by Evan Mantyk Shisendo, Hall of the Poetry Immortals by Margaret Coats “All Divinity Is Love or Wonder” by Cindy HillWinner and Runners-Up of The Society of Classical Poets 2020 Haiku —Savannah Leahy, Competition Winner—Rob Crisell—Oluwasegun Oluseyi Adesina —Emory Jones —Cindy Lou Bechtold—Sharmon Gazaway—Patricia A. Marsh —Sondra Rosenberg —Shourya Vardhan Agarwal —Lucia Fisher—Ernesto P. Santiago—David Whippman—Vanessa Valencia —Toni Newell —Douglas J. Lanzo—Mia—Yvonne Longden CHAPTER II: LOVE POEMS Peonies and Butterfly by Steven J. Levin, 2019, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. (stevenjlevin.com) While Sitting by Her by Peter Hartley Mourning Sickness by Peter Hartley How Resolute Are the Condemned by Peter Hartley No Longer There by Peter Hartley Love That Lasts by James A. Tweedie Becoming Jane by Fei Meng, painted in Photoshop with Wacom pen & tablet. (www.feimengart.com) Endless Bloom by Angel L. Villanueva Kindred Souls by David D. Irby Her Petrarchan Heart by Daniel Kemper Sonnet No. 9 by Don Kubicki Ardor and Atoms by Andrew Benson Brown CHAPTER III. HUMOR Balanced Diet by Jacob A. Pfeiffer, 2019, oil on panel, 10 x 8 in. (jacobapfeiffer.com) Cooking for Vegans by Joseph S. Salemi Don’t Become the Crazy Old Cat Lady by Joseph S. Salemi The Unknown Circle of Hell by Joseph S. Salemi A Half-Baked Rondeau Redoublé by Susan Jarvis Bryant Ruing Tattoos by Susan Jarvis Bryant Wake-Up Call by C.B. Anderson Crying Fowl by C.B. Anderson Context Is Everything by C.B. Anderson Embracing Polyphenols by C.B. Anderson An Indictment of Lewis Carroll by C.B. Anderson Our Fond Delusions by C.B. Anderson Unexpected Visitors by Heide Presse, 2018, oil on linen panel, 24 x 18 in. (www.heidepresse.com) Uninspired by Siri Espy Woman Is by Don Shook Woman Is (Also) by Anna J. Arredondo Nothing Ventured by Anna J. Arredondo Hollywood Interview by David Whippman An Obituary for Common Sense by Jan Darling Early Thaw by Anna J. Arredondo How to Be Like Byron by Andrew Benson Brown Rote Musings by Edward Ahern Weight of the World by Jacob A. Pfeiffer, 2008, oil on panel, 36 x 24 in. (jacobapfeiffer.com) If Milton Were Alive Today by Andrew Benson Brown Editing with the OED by Maurice J. O’Sullivan Gastro-Google Blues by Rod Walford An Ode to Letters by Russel Winick The Menu by Rod Walford Outvoted by Russel Winick Golf by Russel WinickPuzzled by Clark Louis Gussin, 1994, oil on linen, 32 x 26 in. (clarkgussinart.com) Losing It by Jeff Eardley Your Memory Starts to Slip by Jeff Eardley I Shall a Mighty Hunter Be! by E.V. Wyler The Valley by Martin Hill Ortiz Mary Le Cuisinier by Beverly Stock CHAPTER IV. UNDER COMMUNISM The New Year’s Eve by Jing Wang, 2014, oil on canvas, 60 x 30 in. The Virus and the Cure by Rob Crisell The Odyssey of Sunny Guo by Jeff Kemper My Son by Xiqian Dong, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 in. To a Prisoner of Conscience by Martin Rizley Its One Mistake by Peter Austin Hong Kong’s Freedom Fighters by Douglas J. Lanzo Goddess of Democracy by Oliver Chang, 2019, digital media. (Instagram account @TempleOfTales) The Communists Are Killing Hong Kong’s Democracy by Lu “Reed ABCs” Wei (BDW) The Prisoners in Manacles by Lu “Reed ABCs” Wei (BDW) Fr. Truong Buu Diep, Servant of God by Neilson Carlin, 2021, oil on canvas. (www.neilsoncarlin.com) Stealth Warfare by Damian Robin A Sonnet for the Citizens by Claude Clayton Smith On a Turtle of Broken Jade by Brian Yapko CHAPTER V. CORRUPTION IN THE WEST The Madness of Nero by Eric Armusik, 2009, oil on oak, 48 x 36 in. (www.ericarmusik.com) Feeding Time by James A. Tweedie On Your Marx by Damian Robin Get Set by Damian Robin Go To Hell by Damian Robin No Epitaph by Joe Tessitore Son of Mario by Joe Tessitore It’s Coming… by Joe Tessitore On the Hijacking of Ballet by Joe Tessitore The Omen by Eric Armusik, 2015, oil on birch, 48 x 36 in. (www.ericarmusik.com) Georges Danton’s Ghost Counsels by Rob Crisell A Reminder to Our Young People by Philip Keefe Liberality by Michael CurtisThe Martyr of Equality by Isaac Cruikshank, 1793, hand-colored etching on paper, 9.6 x 8.7 in. Chant Royal on Urban Disturbances by Margaret Coats Bread and Circuses, Checks and Netflix by Susan Jarvis Bryant God Knows! by Susan Jarvis Bryant Epiphany by Susan Jarvis Bryant Not All, But Some by James A. Tweedie Lucrative by Rod Walford Easter Sunday in Otara by Rod Walford Prince Hamlet Speaks About Election Fraud by Evan Mantyk Strange Election by Evan Mantyk The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Must Fall by Evan Mantyk I Asked the Lord, Please Tell Me by Martin Rizley Our Bishops, on Nov. 4, 2020 by Julian Woodruff On Antifa, Coming to the Country by Reid McGrath Self-Defense by Reid McGrath The New Millennium Report: June 2020 by Crise de Abu Wel (BDW) How Strange It Is by Brice U. Lawseed (BDW) No Signal, Please Stand By by Lu “Reed ABCs” Wei (BDW) A Long, Dark Winter by Usa W. Celebride (BDW) This Luxurious Empire by Anissa Nedzel Gage CHAPTER VI. THE PANDEMIC Saint Sebastian Interceding for the Plague Stricken by Josse Lieferinxe, 1497–99, oil on panel, 32.2 x 21.8 in. Anno Domini 1348 by Brian Yapko A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose… by James A. Tweedie Viral Hair Care by James A. Tweedie Halloween, 2020 by Cynthia Erlandson The Roll of Pandemic Poetry by Jan Darling Mayor Rules Chocolatier “Essential Business” by Mark F. Stone Li Wenliang (1985–2020) by Dr. Weslie Ubeca (BDW) Remember God by Connie Phillips Needled by Susan Jarvis Bryant The Church is Locked on Easter Day by Benjamin Thomas Cepican A Cut Above by Susan Jarvis Bryant Pandemic Advice in the Style of The Greats by Susan Jarvis Bryant Corona Fatigue by Raymond Gallucci Quiet Hours by Heide Presse, 2012, oil on linen, 24 x 20 in. (www.heidepresse.com) The Screen Is Life by Michael Charles Maibach My Covid-19 Birthday Bash by Jeff KemperWe’ll Get Through This Together by Joe Tessitore Take Me Out to the Ball Game, 2020 by Joe Tessitore Senryu by Joe Tessitore Breathe Free or Die by Joe Tessitore Arlene by Peter Austin CHAPTER VII. NARRATIVES Laocoön and His Sons by Hagesandros, Athenedoros, and Polydoros, marble copy found in the Baths of Trajan, 1507, after a Hellenistic original from ca. 200 B.C., height 8 ft. Laocoön by Adam Sedia Legends of Liberty: Chapter 1: Invocation by Andrew Benson Brown Andrew Benson Brown by James Stump, 2020, photograph. Declaration of Independence, detail, by John Trumbull, 1818, oil on canvas, 18 x 12 ft. Canto 1: Ascent (from “The English Cantos: Volume 2: StairWell”) by James Sale A Life I Could Not Save by Richard Lackman Yarran and Myaree by David Watt The Captain by Phil S. Rogers The Vestals – Protectors of Inner Fire by Anna Wypych, 2019, oil on canvas, 27.5 x 39.5 in. (annawypych.pl) Half a Blanket by Terry L. Norton The Wolves and the Sheep by Terry L. Norton The Old Man and Death by Terry L. Norton Five Rivers to Cross by Dusty Grein CHAPTER VIII. TRANSLATIONS Copy of a Painting by Cornelisz De Heem by Herman Smorenburg, 2014, oil on wood, 19.7 x 15.7 in. (www.HermanSmorenburg.com) Portrait of God by François-René de Chateaubriand (1768–1848), from French by Adam Sedia To Night by José de Espronceda (1808–1842), from Spanish by Adam Sedia Landscape by Kawabata Gyokusho, 1800, ink and color on silk, 14.4 x 11.4 in. The Iroha Poem by Kukai 空海 (774–835), from Japanese by Francesca Leader Hymn to Beauty by Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867), from French by Alexandra Guo A Bridal Couple by Schwäbischer Meister, c. 1470, tempera on wood, 24.5 x 14.3 in. On Marital Fidelity by John Gower, from French and Latin by Margaret Coats “From Thought to Thought, From Mountain to Mountain”by Francesco Petrarch (1304–1374), from Italian by Steven Monte.Meditation by Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867), from French by Joshua Mincio Hector and Andromache by Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805),from German by Jonathan Shoulta In Spring by Ernst Schulze (1789–1817), from German by David B. Gosselin The Dizi Gui弟子规 by Li Yuxiu 李毓秀 (17th-18th century),excerpts from Chinese by Evan Mantyk CHAPTER IX. FEATURED ESSAY Laughing Fool possibly by Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen, ca. 1500, oil on panel, 13.8 x 9 in. A Smorgasbord of Craziness by Joseph S. Salemi LIST OF COMPETITION WINNERS POET BIOS 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 James Sale June 28, 2021 Thanks for this Evan – looks like another huge milestone in the progress of the SCP. Can’t wait to read it and drop a review on Amazon; but I note your advice about waiting for the price to drop – I’ll give it a month or two but then I simply must have it whatever the price! Reply Sharmon Gazaway July 15, 2021 Just received my hardback copy today and am awed by its elegance and art. I’m thrilled to have my tiny haiku included among such a caliber of poets. 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.