α — The first letter of the Greek alphabet “And all the sons of God shouted for joy” The memory of you rinses even light. Though clouds today add gray to sky and air, This flash-back makes white flowers cleaner white; I wash them in the essence of dark...

Casement, Roger (Sir) Forgotten Music © The sonnets in this sequence are copyright of Phillip Whidden. A Sonnet Sequence Composed on Lines from the Poetry and Diaries of (Sir) Roger Casement—and Notes on His Life (His Lives) and his Afterlife ‘It is better to put...

A Doomed Star is Still a Star   “as day with silent session Makes o’er to night—articulate with stars” ~ [Sir] Roger Casement, “The Peak of the Cameroons II”     Some people have a clearer vision. They Are prophets, heroes, saints—all three. Their eyes And hearts are...