- Columbus, Georgia, Zarathi, Wohali, Anglonesia
- September 24
- Angelus of Anglonesia. Geospatial Analyst and Cartographer.
- 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.
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January 06, 2015 12:01PM
- Popularity of Poets
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- You Shoot Us Down
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- Blind Poet On Parnassos
September 27, 2014 10:40AM
- Mask Of Every Face - Birthday
September 23, 2014 09:54PM
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wrote itself from the moment I
"the day the
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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 »
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 »
You Shoot Us Down
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 »
Blind Poet On Parnassos
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 »
Poem on the night before my 50th birthday:
Mask Of Every Face
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 »
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 »
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 »
Death Of A Famous Actor
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 »
Volume 2 of the Hermead, epic poem about philosophers and
scientists is available for sale in hardcover, paperback, and ebook
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 »
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 »
King Of Dreams
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 »
All Earth Before Me
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 »
Walk With Death
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 »
Transformed By Alchemy
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 »
Resurrection Of Athena
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
Hermes is the playful clown and banker.
Pro… Read full post »
Fifty Years Ago Today
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 »
New Voice Of Prophecy
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 »
Lead Us Home
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 »
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 »
Ancestral Memories Sonnet
Measurement of Pythagoras
Science of Hermes
Surazeus 2013 10 28
"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 »
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 »
Fall Of Our Green Giant
Surazeus 2013 08 30
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 »
Pyramid Of Poetry
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 »
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 »