“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” - Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Poets are the legislators of the unknown world.” - George Oppen

“Poets are the legislators of knowledge!” - Dr. Cory Elliot (to Will Freeman)

George Oppen reconstituted Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “legislator”.
This further necessitates atheism[1],
creates the Frankenstein within his second wife[2]
and Romanticizes the Romantic.

Mimesis is imitation of the Ancient Greek variety.
from, The Allegory of the Cave,
to The Category of the Brave.
Nations of one unite islands of isolation,
soldiers of Soledad, the dissent of man.
Identity poetics at its conception.
Annunciation beyond Belief provides
temporal relief from the mythical.

Dr. Cory Elliot’s aphoristic command is so matter-of-fact,
“Poets are the legislators of knowledge!”
Wisdom of human-kind anthropomorphized and poetic.
A “Turing” point of propagation.
A cadence collector of virtue.
A virtuoso of the intellectual at worst,
with the possibility of poetry in the forecast,
the echoes define the weather. Or not.

Conjoined at birth, the sojourn is seminal,
segregation is nonsensical,
resistance is frugal.
Free won’t is the new Free Will
in this land of milk and honey.
The nectars of the gods, so we think.
Fruits should be labours of love for all who respond.
Stimuli is the litmus.
As legislators of knowledge, we have a responsibility.
This ability to respond is paramount to the continuation of all species, subjective in nature, a quantum of consciousness
just like Wallace Stevens describes in his “Anecdote of the Jar”.

If our poets are the legislators of knowledge,
how do we impart this epistemology on the domesticated?
Enslavement of any species is enslavement by definition.
Consider yourself in opposition to ignorance?
Blissful ignorance is indifference! Now you know!!
We can’t unknow the known.
Legislate your proxy, exercise your inner will. Free man!
Whoa-man, slow down, catch your breath.
Marshall a plan, a collective for sure, individual none-the-less.
Legislate than never.


  1. The Necessity of Atheism written by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1811)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Necessity_of_Atheism ↩︎

  2. Percy Bysshe Shelley’s second wife (Mary Shelley) produced Frankenstein. ↩︎