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

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 »

Fifty Years Ago Today
© Surazeus
2014 02 09

Fifty years ago I was a zygote
in warm secure womb of my singing mother
when four young boys from Liverpool England
arrived in America by airplane
to sing tunes that resonated with hearts
of growing young girls who screamed with delight.

They held… Read full post »

JANUARY 29, 2014 10:29PM

New Voice Of Prophecy

New Voice Of Prophecy
© Surazeus
2014 01 29

From stars in heaven, swift on flaming wings,
God sends wise Messenger with Book of Dreams
who teaches blind to see and mute to sing
where lost souls gather close by cleansing stream,
and broadcast far new voice of prophecy.

I wandered lost in… Read full post »

JANUARY 28, 2014 9:30AM

Ballad of Pete Seeger - Lead Us Home

Lead Us Home
Surazeus
2014 01 28

I wandered lonely in despair
on signless road going nowhere.
I saw pretty girls in a field
placing flowers on graves of soldiers.
Who is that man planting flower seeds
in meadows where our children play?
Lead us home, Pete Seeger, lead us home.

I saw… Read full post »

DECEMBER 24, 2013 10:22PM

Temple Of Artemis

Temple Of Artemis
© Surazeus 2013 12 24

I am true follower of Artemis,
Goddess of laughter and elegant dance.
Tonight I celebrate death and rebirth
of Sun Goddess Artemis, our First Mother.

Tonight I lament loss of her great temple
that glowed thousands of years in Ephesos,
until Saint Nikholaus,… Read full post »

OCTOBER 28, 2013 8:27PM

Ancestral Memories Sonnet

Ancestral Memories Sonnet
Measurement of Pythagoras
Science of Hermes
Surazeus 2013 10 28

Pythagoras:
"Memories from lives of my long-dead ancestors
are awakened by faces of people I see,
and I dream interactions of love and war
over landscapes that shape my old world view.
Some faces evince no visio… Read full post »

OCTOBER 26, 2013 10:21PM

City Of Ravens

City Of Ravens
© Surazeus 2013 10 26

Green mist rain drips from purple raven wings
when they gather at red moonless twilight
on power lines that hang over gabled roofs,
and snake among leafless branches of trees
who trap whispers from naked telephones.

No lightning strikes to animate dead flesh
of… Read full post »

AUGUST 30, 2013 12:41PM

Fall Of Our Green Giant

Fall Of Our Green Giant
Surazeus 2013 08 30

Seamus Heaney
13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013

Who could build an oak coffin big enough
to contain seventy years of grand vision
from that Irish giant who wields shovel pen
to unearth silent fear with chanting songs?

Now clovers sprout… Read full post »

AUGUST 25, 2013 11:06AM

Pyramid of Poetry

Pyramid Of Poetry
© Surazeus
2013 08 23

We climb the pyramid of poetry,
ascending steps of self-expression high
above myopic view of Narcissists
from lyric through dialog to narrative,
to gain enlightenment about truth of life.

Lyric is the voice of an individual
who opens their eyes to perceive t… Read full post »

JULY 29, 2013 6:51PM

My Journey Of Belief

My Journey Of Belief

When I was born, I was an Agnostic Atheist. I did not know about the idea of God, a conscious being who purposely designs and creates the universe. I only knew about things that exist which I could perceive with my senses and conceive with my mind.

When… Read full post »

JULY 15, 2013 9:52PM

Hermead Volume 1 Book Launch

Volume 1 of the Hermead, epic poem about philosophers and scientists is available for sale in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.

The first volume of my epic about philosophers and scientists contains five stories in 15,000 lines of pentameter blank verse that relate the lives of Hermes, Promet… Read full post »

JUNE 4, 2013 2:30PM

Eyes Of Oedipus

Eyes Of Oedipus
Surazeus
2013 06 04

Standing on an iron bridge in cold wind
Arthur, weather wizard of Yakama,
hurls his book of poems into frozen river,
casting his bread into waters of tears.

I read your poems like a child eating snickers
in hot summer sun by a swimming pool,
chocolate visions… Read full post »

MAY 23, 2013 9:56AM

Illusion and Truth

Illusion and Truth
Surazeus
2013 05 23

MTV once showed actual music videos
but now shows people arguing in houses.
History Channel once showed real history
but now shows delusions about aliens.
Animal Planet showed documentaries about animals
but now shows fantasies about mermaids.
Movies and television shows… Read full post »