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The book The House of the World has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and is now available on Amazon.


The whole remarkable story
is written in the coal.
In the seams of the earth,
filed and protected,
yesterday’s paradise.
We feed its texts
in the furnace of our power plants.
Warm our cities
and create cynosures
of light under the darkness
of the sky.

An immense intelligence
burning the treasure
of its inheritance.
It has always been so,
life feeding itself with life,
and dreams
created from the ashes
of its fire.

Published inIndex of all Poems