Spotlight Poetry – The Sleep of Reason – A Poem by Goff James

The Sleep of Reason by Goff James

Hatred’s blighted pois’nous plumes
Hatred’s vile diction

Silence sows
The sleep of reason
Such monsters
Wakes

Hatred’s hand untethered creeps
Hatred’s vile diction
Silence sows

The sleep of reason
Such monsters
Wakes

Hatred’s ugliness dressed golden fair
Hatred’s vile diction
Silence sows

The sleep of reason
Such monsters
Wakes

Hatred’s lies truth’s beauty pale defiles
Hatred’s vile diction
Silence sows

The sleep of reason

Such monsters
Wakes

Hatred’s masquerade grotesque
Hatred’s vile diction
Silence sows

The sleep of reason
Such monsters
Wakes

Hatred’s worst true diversity denies
Hatred’s vile diction
Silence sows

The sleep of reason
Such monsters
Wakes

Hatred’s foulness sweet parity scorns
Hatred’s vile diction
Silence sows
The sleep of reason
Such monsters
Wakes

Hatred’s treacherous dark deceit destroys
Hatred’s vile diction
Silence sows

The sleep of reason
Such monsters
Wakes

Hatred’s cruel game of hide and seek
Hatred’s vile diction
Silence sows

The sleep of reason
Such monsters
Wakes

Hatred’s evil praised truth disgraced
Hatred’s vile diction
Silence sows

The sleep of reason
Such monsters
Wakes

Hatred’s judgement democracy despised
Hatred’s vile diction
Silence sows

The sleep of reason
Such monsters
Wakes

Hatred’s savage sword freedom bleeding slain
Hatred’s vile diction
Silence sows

The sleep of reason
Such monsters
Wakes

Poem Attribution, Goff James

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Etching Attribution © Francisco Goya, The sleep of reason produces monsters,1799 (Etching and aquatint, Los Caprichos)

Source Attribution https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/the-sleep-of-reason-produces-monsters/AgEEXDTF0jemSg?hl=en-GB

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