Surazeus

Surazeus
Location
Columbus, Georgia, Zarathi, Wohali, Anglonesia
Birthday
September 24
Title
Angelus of Anglonesia. Geospatial Analyst and Cartographer.
Bio
Cosmographer and Poet. BA in Liberal Arts - Literature and History at Washington State University 1988. MS in Geographic Information Science, Geospatial Analysis and Cartography at Michigan State University 2008. http://facebook.com/surazeus http://youtube.com/surazeus http://twitter.com/surazeus https://my.secondlife.com/surazeus.thor

MY RECENT POSTS

Hermead Epic of Philosophers

By writing the Prelude, Wordsworth had attempted to chart the educational progress of the human mind in developing a world view. He felt he had failed as he never got beyond the Prelude, although I greatly enjoy reading what he was able to compose in 10 years… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 20, 2015 3:48PM

One Spinning World

One Spinning World
Surazeus
2015 02 20

I dip my cup in fountain of desire
and guzzle deep rich patriotic pride
then race in waste land of religious faith
to fight for freedom and democracy.
We are all one tribe on one spinning world.

I scatter apple seeds in desert dust
and swing… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2015 12:21AM

Your Homeless Brother

Your Homeless Brother
© Surazeus
2015 02 16

He hides in thick bushes outside your house,
shivering in cold hope of glittering stars,
and watches all your television shows,
laughing quietly behind tattered glove
when you laugh loud at Saturday Night Live.
He is your homeless brother whom you love.… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 13, 2015 7:02PM

Under An Apple Tree

Under An Apple Tree
© Surazeus
2015 02 13

A person said to the vast universe,
"I exist." The universe never replied,
for the universe itself is not conscious.
Another person passing by, however,
stopped and gave them a fresh apple to eat.
They sat together on a river shore,
watching the sunset,… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 12, 2015 10:43PM

Seen In Mirror Eyes

Seen In Mirror Eyes
© Surazeus
2015 02 12

I paint face of god on castle of sand.
Deaf as gold doornail in temple of truth,
I hear angels sing on bright ocean shore,
but I am not god seen in mirror eyes.

I carve books from trees and swallow sea breeze.
Lost… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 9, 2015 11:26AM

Get Rich Off Our Work

Get Rich Off Our Work
© Surazeus
2015 02 09

When rich men keep all profits for themselves
though we work hard to earn a decent wage,
we sink deeper in hungry poverty
while they live off profits of our hard work.
I work hard all day but I remain poor,
while they… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 9, 2015 12:29AM

Will You Remember

Will You Remember
© Surazeus
2015 02 09

I could prance on stage before cheering crowds
and jump up and down in flashing lights
while singing about how much I love you,
but when I am dead and buried in dirt
will you remember any words I sang?

Though I am famous today… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 8, 2015 12:16AM

Fancy Dream Machine

Fancy Dream Machine
© Surazeus
2015 02 07

Death of my eye, before winds of false words
storm gates of heaven with toy wooden swords,
or blind goat-man could play flute on glass wall
that leads me through labyrinth of ancient hall,
till white clouds swirl over meadow of flowers
and lost princesses… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 6, 2015 7:52PM

Lost Spinning World

Lost Spinning World
© Surazeus
2015 01 06

When I was a boy, growing up in Texas,
I rode my dirt bike fast all over town
with my best friend, like fun would never end,
and we wrote in note books under gold sun,
but time rolls away, and now I am old,… Read full post »

JANUARY 6, 2015 12:01PM

Hermead - Epic about Philosophers

The Hermead is an epic poem about the lives and ideas of philosophers and scientists, which explores the history of the development of science. The Hermead is currently 114,000 lines of blank verse (Iliad is 15,000 lines, Shakespeare is 36,000 lines), in 26 narrative poems covering the lives of 26 Gr… Read full post »

DECEMBER 19, 2014 9:30PM

Popularity of Poets

In an interview with NPR, Donald Hall the Poet, says with a sly grin that he thinks he will be forgotten after his death.

"At some point in this book I said
that I expect my immortality to cease
about seven minutes after my funeral.
I have seen so many poets… Read full post »

DECEMBER 3, 2014 8:56PM

You Shoot Us Down

You Shoot Us Down
© Surazeus
Columbus, Georgia 03 Dec 2014

While I was walking on a sunny day,
whistling happy that I am not yet dead,
I heard a cry echo across our land,
so I turned around and saw a black boy
shouting, "What are you following me for?"
Trayvon… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 10:40AM

Blind Poet On Parnassos

Blind Poet On Parnassos
© Surazeus
2014 09 27

The blind poet on Parnassos awakes
and sits three thousand years on silent stone
where Orpheus once taught him how to sing.

I climb rugged pathless slopes of Parnassos
to sit at his feet and learn how to sing,
but he says nothing, staring… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 9:54PM

Mask Of Every Face - Birthday Poem

Poem on the night before my 50th birthday:

Mask Of Every Face
© Surazeus
2014 09 23

Surazeus Simon Seamount
24 September 1964 - Eternity

Half a century I trudge this ball of dirt
and gather masks from faces of dead people
to hang them on ten billion apple trees
where every apple opens… Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2014 1:38PM

Hermead - Epic about Philosophers

Hermead Volume 2
Epic poem about philosophers
Tales of Thales, Anaximandros, and Pythagoras

Thales was the first scientist, who was the first to argue that lightning storms were clouds of water crashing together and not giant angry men, devising a natural explanation for all phenomena. Thales develop… Read full post »

AUGUST 13, 2014 11:34PM

American Mork

American Mork
© Surazeus
2014 08 13

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how
that laughter used to make me howl,
and I knew if I had my chance
that I could make those people laugh
and maybe they'd be happy for a while.

But August made me tremble
with every… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2014 8:23PM

Death Of A Famous Actor

Death Of A Famous Actor
© Surazeus
2014 08 12

I saw the spirit of a famous actor
pass by after death on his way to heaven,
so I called his name with grief-stricken voice,
to express how much millions miss his humor.

"You made us all laugh in the face of death… Read full post »

JULY 22, 2014 8:26AM

Hermead Volume 2 Book Launch

Volume 2 of the Hermead, epic poem about philosophers and scientists is available for sale in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.

The second volume of my epic about philosophers and scientists contains three stories in 16,000 lines of pentameter blank verse that relate the lives of Thales, Anaxim… Read full post »

MARCH 11, 2014 10:43PM

Glow Of Sunlight

Glow Of Sunlight
© Surazeus 2014 03 11

Hello sunlight, my old friend,
I have come to sing with you again
because a vision swiftly gliding
beams bright rays while I am writing,
and the vision that glows outward from my eyes
mirrors skies within the glow of sunlight.

On flowered hills I… Read full post »

MARCH 2, 2014 12:09PM

King Of Dreams

King Of Dreams
© Surazeus
2014 03 01

Josh staggers drunk in sparkling purple mist
from conference hall where writers sell their books
at midnight lost on dark Seattle street
where teeming crowd of people surge in waves
of leering faces painted orange by beams
of light from glowing lamps on tall ph… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2014 11:54PM

All Earth Before Me

All Earth Before Me
© Surazeus
2014 02 25

Wordsworth wanted to write long epic tale
explaining philosophy and nature of life
but died clutching unfinished manuscript,
so I retrieve fallen pen from his hand
and step forth from cracked gate of paradise,
then, with all Earth before me, explore
nature… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2014 12:18AM

Walk With Death

Walk With Death
© Surazeus
2014 02 24

I walk with Death who tells me about love,
how one must give and expect nothing back,
while millions of people die from disease,
war, starvation, loneliness, and despair,
and stars twinkle over shimmering lake
as we lie together in blooming flowers,
and I care… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 22, 2014 5:29PM

Transformed By Alchemy

Transformed By Alchemy
© Surazeus
2014 02 22

Blind purple giraffe of Seattle tells me
her eyes are movie cameras, so I dance ballet
on ice eye moon with Yuna Kim till death
calls collect and requests her dream key back.

Three angels lose their trumpets in asphalt
where cars growl, and get… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 18, 2014 10:50PM

Resurrection Of Athena

Resurrection Of Athena
Surazeus
08 April 1998

Doktor Franken in ancient stein castle
weeps repairing wounded mannequin model
princess of peaches murdered by president
of First Greed Bank who gambles souls
while sitting on his throne of child skulls.

Spies in black coats stalk cobblestone streets
hunti… Read full post »

Science of Hermes Volume 1 of my epic poem about ancient cultural heroes presents the tales of Hermes, Prometheus, Kadmos, Asklepios, and Hesiodos in 15,000 lines of blank verse, who each contributed something to the development of science and civilization.

Hermes is the playful clown and banker.
Pro… Read full post »