FROM THE CASE OF BONES (poem) - Eugenijus Ališanka - Lithuania - Poetry International
 
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FROM THE CASE OF BONES
for six hundred years the bones ached in the middle ages they were stretched according to the gothic canons of beauty during the renaissance soldiers whipped them on pillars with lashes of ox-leather in the era of classicism the architects put into practice the rule of the golden section for some reason called the bed of procrustes in soviet times during the first world war dogs dragged them from one line of the front to another during the second world war soap was rendered from them in postwar times each small bone was stripped there where it was even difficult to piss in the cold as well as here at cathedral square buzzing with flies in the century’s last decade one could see mechanisms crushing bones but more often arthritis and radiculitis bent them but as pseudo-eugenijus writes in the year two thousand bones will disappear and the earth will ascend into the new eon of a new boneless god