An 8-color reduction linocut
17 1/2" x 9 1/2" print size
22" x 12" paper size
Hand printed on BFK Rives paper
Price includes shipping within the U.S.
A copy of the poem will come with the print.
WHAT ROUGH BEASTS
~after Yeats’ “Second Coming”
A hawk gyres over blueberry barrens atop Beech Hill,
turning and turning,
casting quick shadows across frost-hard ground.
A hundred years and the center still doesn’t hold.
A president who will not own defeat
unleashes the anarchy of his blood-dimmed mob.
They storm the Capitol in animal pelts and helmets
with horns, use flags as weapons,
chant feral taunts, glory in carnage.
On Beech Hill, talons swoop to a bare branch
clutching a small rodent.
The red-tailed hawk turns one indignant eye.
What Rough Beasts
Littoral Books, 2021