Category Archives: Poetry

Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Remarks on ‘Macbeth’

By Kalev Pehme Of the work of Shakespeare, no play has as an extensive elaboration of preternatural or (perhaps) supernatural beings as Macbeth. That the three witches are preternatural as opposed to supernatural means that the old crones do not … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: When Women Go Mad or are Possessed

They had many names: Maenad (Mad Woman); Thyiad (Rushing Woman); Phoibad (Inspired Woman); Lyssad (Raging Woman). These women were the followers of the god Dionysos in his many forms. Periodically, woman en masse would go to the hills and howl, … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: The War Against Eros

By Kalev Pehme I dedicate this piece of Tawnya Gunn, Will Kolodzie, and Laurie Berry The early Christians knew the obvious: An erotic man is a man who wants to be a god, not worship the god. So instead of … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Some Problems of Illusion or the Fake

By Kalev Pehme The three pillars of life are nature, convention, and illusion (magic). The three are interdependent and cannot be separated from each other. However, in modernity, there is a very ambiguous attitude toward illusion. There has been a … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog Four Poems about Chaos

Chaos I   Everything is lying between the lines. The needle’s point, magnified, is round. The coastline seems smooth, but the beach defines roughness; infinity is wrapped around inside, and then, again circling itself. What I have seen of you … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: A Poem

Across from the Roslyn Mill By Kalev Pehme Have you thought O dreamer that it may be all maya, illusion?                 —Walt Whitman   At Cedarmere where Byrant lived, lilies Impressionistically now splotch the pond. There are many red, ripe, wild … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog A Poem

Journey By Kalev Pehme Basho’s pupil paints a haiku so cruel. He writes: “A red firefly/Tear off its wings/ A pepper.” Zen compassion, the rule of syllables, moves his master. He sings: “A pepper/Give it wings/a red firefly.” The student’s … Continue reading

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