Poems of the Week

Confessiones Sapientum

by Dan Campion

“I’m What’s Wrong With the Humanities”
—Ross Douthat in The New York Times

It’s Ivy League confession hour!
The mea culpas tumble out—
“We had the steam, we had the power,”
From cheering squads who moan and pout.
“Re-wall the cloisters; ditch cell phones!”
A chorus of pained pundits bawls,
Or “Ditch the Bard and dig through Bones,”
While palls of cobwebs deck the halls.
New Yorker, Nation, New York Times
Resound with Culture’s Armageddon.
Simmer down, friends. Vision climbs
Wherever honey-dew is fed on.