. The Society of Classical Poets Journal X has been published! It features poetry, translations, and essays selected from those published on the SCP website between February 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022. See a complete list of poetry, art, essays, and reviews below. It also features exquisite color art created by living artists who are at the top of the fine arts field today. You may obtain a hardcover copy of Journal X here. You may obtain a paperback copy of Journal X here. If you are not in the United States, please wait two to four weeks for your local Amazon distributor to stock the Journal. If the cost of shipping to your country is prohibitively high, email email@example.com. Remember to purchase a copy of the newest SCP Journal to renew your annual Membership. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. . . THE SOCIETY OF CLASSICAL POETS JOURNAL X Editors: Evan Mantyk C.B. Anderson Dusty Grein Daniel Magdalen I. THE MUSE’S SONG ART: Mt. Washington in Autumn by Erik Koeppel, 2019, oil on panel, 18 x 15 in. ( www.erikkoeppel.com) Autumn by Joe Tessitore An Autumn Path by Angel L. Villanueva The Lovely World by Martin Rizley A Winter in Uzbekistan by Peter Hartley The Joys of Spring by Janice Canerdy ART: An Asian Courtyard by Fei Meng, 2020, painted in Photoshop with Wacom pen & tablet. ( www.feimengart.com) Plum Blossom Blessings by Margaret Coats I Asked the Moon by David Irby With How Sad Steps by Peter Austin Night Verses by Brian Palmer Owl Ensconced on Oaken Branch by Corey Elizabeth Jackson ART: Carolina Wren, photo by Susan Jarvis Bryant, 2021. Ode to Hidden Splendor by Susan Jarvis Bryant Haiku —Joe Tessitore —Sean Hickey —Germain Droogenbroodt —Roy E. Peterson —Bruce Dale Wise —Vita —Toshiji Kawagoe —Marek Kozubek —Martin Elster —Daniela Misso —Linette Eloff The Magpie’s Chorus by David Watt Perfect Apples by C.B. Anderson Farmer, by C.B. Anderson My Mother’s Eyes by Carl Kinsky Birds in Flight by David Whippman Birds in Flight by Evan Mantyk ART: Lotus Hand, sculpture by Johanna Schwaiger, 2021. (johannaschwaiger.com) The Blacksmith God Forges Scenes on Achilles’ Shield by Evan Mantyk Three Sisters by Cheryl Corey Back to The Beginning by Mike Bryant Magnificat by Brian Yapko ART: Aristotle with a Bust of Homer by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1653, oil on canvas, 56.39 x 53.70 in. Contemplating Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer by James A. Tweedie Civis Romanus Sum by Alex Rubstein, high school poet The Soldier Keeps the Wolf at Bay by Roy E. Peterson Sir Percival by Alan Grant From a Classified Location in England by Brian Yapko Bach in Heidelberg by Lionel Willis The Carnelian Ring: A Still-Life by Joseph S. Salemi Fireworks by Adam Sedia Hypnosis by Judy Koren ART: Rejoice by Annie Stegg, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 13 in. (www.anniestegg.com) The Artist by Shari Jo Lekane Allentown Nights by Sally Cook House Sale by Sally Cook Saint Joseph’s Table by Margaret Coats Cascading Nation by Jon Parsons Slow Verse by Lionel Willis ART: Mother and Child by Gustavo Ramos, 2020, oil on panel, 15 x 12 in. (www.gustavoramos.art) I Am with Child by Michael Charles Maibach Let It Bleed by Johnny Payne The View from Space by Ellie Strano, high school poet Poppy by A.S. Chuba, high school poet Pier by Leland James An Intelligent Cup of Coffee by Daniel Kemper Regrets and Repercussions by Peter Hartley Reclamation Project by C.B. Anderson Nest Egg by C.B. Anderson The Arrow of Time by Brian Yapko Hardship and Destiny by Benjamin Daniel Lukey Elemental, My Dear by Alison Jennings I Don’t Know Why I Think Things Will Get Better by Geoffrey Smagacz Disambiguation by Anna J. Arredondo Sonnet 1 (In Theory, Real) by Hannah Yee, high school poet Peace and Love Are Here by Sandi Christie Right on Cue by David Whippman Meditations on Ecclesiastes (Inquiry, Perplexity, Irony) by Cynthia Erlandson Limerick by Joe Tessitore Honest to God by James A. Tweedie Apocalypse by Joseph S. Salemi II. LOVE POEMS ART: The King and the Beggar-maid by Edmund Leighton, 1898, oil on canvas, 64.09 x 48.39 in. Anyone But You by Anna J. Arredondo My Sonnet as Texted by Carl Kinsky December by Peter Hartley My Lips Have Kissed Her by David D. Irby A Rose and Me by Mike Bryant Obsession by Tamara Beryl Latham ART: Magnificent Outpouring by Laura Westlake, 2021, oil on board, 12 x 9.5 in. (laurawestlake.net) Brighter Horizons by David Watt Sunset by Michael Miller Though Worlds May Die and Silent Be by Roy E. Peterson L O V E… by Susan Jarvis Bryant You Are Too Far from Me by Arthur L. Wood Marriage as a Dance by Reid McGrath III. HUMOR ART: Fire and Ice by Jacob A. Pfeiffer, 2019, oil on panel, 9 x 9 in. (Jacobapfeiffer.com) It’s Fall, Y’all! by Susan Jarvis Bryant The North Pole’s on Lockdown by Susan Jarvis Bryant A Tale from the City by Joe Tessitore Vitamin DC: In Praise of Dark Chocolate by Jeff Kemper Obit: English Pronouns by Jan Darling ART: A.B. Brown as Lord Byron, photo by C. Driskel, 2022. Cup in Hand by Talbot Hook The Effect of Lawsuits on TV Commercials by Russel Winick Parents’ Drop-off Kisses by Russel Winick Plight of the Formal Poet by Russel Winick Sonnetized by K. Irene Rieger Lahaina Mynahs by James A. Tweedie Bring Your Own by James A. Tweedie A Slight Deviation from the Canterbury Tales by Brian Yapko COVID and Travel by Julian D. Woodruff Jack Be Nimble … Jack Be Quick by Joseph S. Salemi Hickory Dick … ory Doc by Susan Jarvis Bryant Starbucks Villanelle by Matt Hsu, high school poet I Found a Magic Ring by Luca D’Anselmi In Cockney by Brian Yapko Orange by Sarah Hills On the Australian Desert Town: Station View by David Watt ART: B-Boy by Mario Loprete, 2017, oil on concrete, 39 x 31 in. A Can of Worms by Susan Jarvis Bryant A Spider in My Room by Radhika Bianchi In Memoriam, W.S. by Jack Murel ART: Poetry by Paul Erlandson, 2022, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in. (www.paulerlandsonart.com) Tales of Tales of Tales by Luca D’Anselmi The Seven Dwarves of Old Age by Roy E. Peterson Anglo-Saxon Limericks (2) by Peter Hartley On the Cost of Doing Evil by Lee Goldberg The High Cost of Low Prices by Mark F. Stone Darwin’s Café by Anna J. Arredondo Know How to Mow by C.B. Anderson Exercises in Frustration by C.B. Anderson Twelve Chaucerian Limericks by Joseph S. Salemi Prerequisites for a Trendy Poetry Reading by Joseph S. Salemi Dedicated to Those Who Give Up Chocolate for Lent by Tonia Kalouria I Took a Notion (A Man’s View) by Norma Pain ART: Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen Painting a Portrait of His Wife by Dirck Jacobsz, 1550, oil on panel, 24.39 x 19.39 in. I Took a Notion (A Woman’s View) by Norma Pain The Puppeteer by Norma Pain Your Memory Starts to Slip by Jeff Eardley Sonnets in Iambic Monometer Selected by Paul Freeman The Ghost by Brian Yapko Sonnets by Angel L. Villanueva Swoon by Susan Jarvis Bryant Thought Sport by Jan Darling Pareidolia by Beverly Stock V. CHINA ART: Imprisoned Falun Dafa Practitioner by Yuan Li, 2009, oil on canvas, 41 x 30 in. Connected by Sasha Palmer All Aboard by Cheryl Corey ART: Winter Olympic mascots at Beitucheng Intersection: Panda returns to the "Panda Roundabout", photo credit: user N509FZ. (commons.wikimedia.org) Sinister Symbols by James A. Tweedie The Heroes of Beijing by Evan Mantyk A Day When Silence Spoke by Daniel Magdalen Tank Man—Remembering The Unknown Rebel by Susan Jarvis Bryant Family by Damian Robin ART: Illustration by Xiaoyao Yin The Game of Life (CCP Edition) by Bethany Mootsey Dr. Wenyi Wang on the White House by Evan Mantyk The Devil’s Definition by Susan Jarvis Bryant The Broken Kingdom by Brian Yapko V. THE WEST ART: Morning Silence by Herman Smorenburg, 2017, oil on wood, 60 x 50 cm. ( www.hermansmorenburg.com) This Present Madness by Cynthia Erlandson The State of Art by Sally Cook The Second Roman Empire by Sally Cook Bonfire of the Vanities by Bruce Dale Wise With Coffins at the Dover Air Force Base: 29 August 2021 by Bruce Dale Wise The Afghan Plight by Satyananda Sarangi Habeas Corpus by C.B. Anderson Thriller by Rita Moe Big Shots by Mike Bryant What Is Truth? by Brian Yapko He Made That Choice by Brian Yapko Lenin by Duane Caylor The Lost by Adam Wasem ART: Das Kranke Kind (transl. The Sick Child) by Fridolin Becker, before 1895, oil on canvas, 25.19 x 21.45 in. Presently by Lucia Haase Don’t Tread on Me by Joseph S. Salemi The Pox Fox by Susan Jarvis Bryant On the Canceling of Dr. Seuss’s McElligot’s Pool by Julian Woodruff There Was a Free Nation That Swallowed a Lie by Jack DesBois History’s Tide by Clara Huang, high school poet Liberal Artists by Sarban Bhattacharya Racial Idiocy by Russel Winick Signs of the Times by James A. Tweedie I Grieve Bleak Streets by James A. Tweedie There Once Was a Very Big Lie by Joe Tessitore VII. NARRATIVES ART: Canto 2: Beatrice Visits Virgil in Limbo by Eric Armusik, 2017, oil on AlumaComp, 60 x 40 in. (www.ericarmusik.com) Turbines by Jeff Eardley An Incident on the Cornish Cliffs by Peter Hartley Internal Combustion—Vision by Paul Erlandson From Darkest Antiquity by Martin Rizley The Battle of Glorieta Pass by Brian Yapko Canto 3: Ex-Wife by James Sale VIII. TRANSLATIONS ART: Books and Butterflies 4 by Steven J. Levin, 2017, oil on canvas, 36 x 24 in, private collection. (stevenjlevin.com) Mourning the Dead by Li Qingzhao, Southern Song (1084-1155) translated by Talbot Hook Bamboo-Grove Pavilion by Wang Wei (699-759) translated by Talbot Hook Ballade for His Lady Deceased by Charles d’Orléans (1394–1465) translated by Margaret Coats ART: Poet Basho and Moon Festival by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1891, ukiyo-e woodblock print. Poet Matsuo Basho meets with two farmers who celebrate the mid-autumn Moon Festival. A haiku adorns it. Summer Grasses by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated by Margaret Coats Rain Song by Klaus Groth (1819-1899) translation by Julian Woodruff Canzone on a Dream of Laura by Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374) Translated by Margaret Coats Easter! by Rosario Previti (1882-1967) translated by Joseph S. Salemi Solitude by Wilhelm Müller (1794-1827) translated by Joseph Greene Serenade by Ludwig Rellstab (1799-1860) translated by Joseph Greene Spring by Friedrich Hebbel translated by Sean Thompson To Tchaikovsky by A.N. Apukhtin (1840-1893) translated by Olga Dumer The Harp by Gustavo Bécquer translated by Cheryl Corey The Two Corteges by Joséphin Soulary (1815-1891) translated from French by Hadyn Adams A Flower by Alceste De Lollis (1820-1887) translated by Adam Sedia The Poet’s Spirit by Adam Sedia IX. ESSAYS ART: Young Girl Reading by Jean Honoré Fragonard, 1770-1772, oil on canvas, 32.2 x 25.5 in. ESSAY: Poetic Pitfalls by Joseph S. Salemi ART: The Apotheosis of Washington by Constantino Brumidi, 1865, fresco. REVIEW: A Review of Legends of Liberty Volume 1, T A J Classics, 2021, by Andrew Benson Brown. Review by James Sale ESSAY: Whitman’s Curse: Contemporary Poetry as Solipsism by Adam Sedia ART: Illustration from The Poetical Works of John Milton. Original held and digitized by the British Library. ART: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Memorial, sculpture by Daniel Chester French, 1913. Photo by Daderot. . . . .