Friday, 17 May 2019

Barca Nostra (Our Boat)

"a monument to contemporary migration"?

Help up. dead weight like a ‘someone’ in -
Or a ‘fish’ out of…. Questions not judgments?  
There, blending the blue sky and sea 
Merging between life and opportunity 

“Destination Italia”  
seize the opportunity; the seas opportunity.
Art? Or just a crass attention seeking …?
That oh so easy Sunday afternoon browse

Leaves nothing for the mind to opine.
The world and its Fates flick and muse.
What would that old stalwart Immanuel Kant
Make of this piece, and its generated rant

© Jonathan Beale

Venice Biennale: Is exhibiting tragic migrant ship distasteful?


Jonathan Beale 

Jonathan has had his work published in over sixty journals, Danse Macabre, Bluepepper, Mad Swirl, Red Wolf Editions, et al.  He is also published in two anthologies ‘Drowning’ and ‘The Poet as Sociopath’ (Scar publications). And one to be published ‘Do not be afraid’ a small anthology dedicated to Seamus Heaney. His first book of poetry The Destinations of Raxiera (Hammer and Anvil) in November 2015. He lives in Surrey, UK.