Indexing History

Just as religion in religious wars
lacks the appearance of education, of equality,
anomalies in life, like chastity
and the maps and charts of marriage
are the debunkers of relationships;
in our history, we dream freely of gardens,
of sexual freedom as pleasing to icons,
and of childhood as the ideal of humanity.

 

For NaPoWriMo day 12, a little index poem from the book currently residing on my bedside table, Champlain’s Dream, by David Hackett Fischer.

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2 thoughts on “Indexing History

  1. In addition to some deep ponder-worthy lines, this makes me very curious about the book. I especially loved these:

    “the maps and charts of marriage
    are the debunkers of relationships;”

    “in our history, we dream freely of gardens,”

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