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Two Poems by David Dephy


The Manifest Alpha and Omega

I will never understand the world where:
The Life is the Death.
The Death is the Love.
The Love is the Lie.
The Lie is the Truth.
The Truth is the Shame.
The Shame is the Freedom.
The Freedom is the Rudeness.
The Rudeness is the Disposition.
The Disposition is the Problem.
The Problem is the Existence.
The Existence is the Belief.
The Belief is the Demagogy.
The Demagogy is the Experience.
The Experience is the Sin.
The Sin is the Wisdom.
The Wisdom is the Devil.
The Devil is the Angel.
The Angel is the Myth.
The Myth is the History.
The History is the Past.
The Past is the Being.
The Being is the Illusion.
The Illusion is God
And God does not exist.
Sep 17, 2012

Smile in the Dark

Here is the door.
Here, in this dark cell
in this attraction-loving
stream of news
with its sustaining hatred
of ascetic life,
and its plans to ruin the gentle
person, the free person, and here,
in this revelation’s last word,
is an uncanny capture of the political tone,
when the light of redemption is already gone.
An amazing assumption of character in which
the delicate adjustments of life are revealed
by the breath of silence.
Yes, I smiled, no doubt,
whenever I passed the dark place
and opened the door, but who passed without
much the same smile? Yes, I smiled no doubt.
I gave command and the darkness disappeared
there where silence stands without any fears
and it’s so alive, yes silence stands here.
Alive like centuries of past.
Alive like presentiment of future.
Alive like smile after hopeless days’ cry
Alive like sea mile across the oceans
of solitude.
October 23, 2018

About the author

David Dephy – Born June 21, 1968. The New York based, trilingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, performer, multimedia artist, and painter is the author of eight novels, fifteen collections of verse, and three audio albums of poetry with orchestras and electronic bands. His short story "Before The End" was chosen for The Best European Fiction, edited by Aleksandar Hemon and published in the US by Dalkey Archive Press. His first book-length work in English, a novel All the World's Mysteries, is forthcoming in fall 2019 from Mad Hat Press. He is the chosen Ambassador of Poetry by the Austrian worldwide brand Julius Meinl in Georgia. He also presented a live poetry/music event with Laurie Anderson, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Salman Rushdie at the Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y.
Dephy's works have appeared in American literary magazines and have been anthologized in many collections of poetry and prose in the US, UK, Germany, Brazil, Ukraine, Georgia, Mexico, Portugal, and Romania. He is an active participant in the American and international poetry and artistic scenes, and the Bowery Poetry Club named him a "literature luminary."

Artistic Freedom Initiative
Columbia University
Wild River Review

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