before a frosty March dawn

  1. before a frosty March dawn
  2. the stars stood hard in
  3. the still blackened sky
  4. above the twisting clouds
  5. straight from the source not
  6. prepared to sacrifice realism
  7. to mathematics the
  8. moral and social yearnings
  9. of fully realized humans
  10. cannot be studied like physics
  11. he had no plans to throw
  12. bricks at windows or
  13. ideas about identity
  14. desire in modern life
  15. may be a goofy lark but
  16. its true subject is the
  17. disappointment that
  18. threads through every
  19. phase of the life cycle
  20. the cultural detritus piled up
  21. everywhere to be recycled
  22. cherished then mocked
  23. provides small but still real
  24. compensation for the spiritual
  25. deficits of living now
  26. too much self-conscious
  27. seriousness can spoil
  28. everything else: the
  29. need to stretch
  30. creating chaos
  31. out of order
  32. rather than
  33. order out of
  34. chaos