Each poem addresses itself to a central question of existence, not only why we are here but where we are. He merges dialectics and lyric: Bronk distills, resisting the nominalist impulse: But the questions themselves form a kind of grid for his imagination.
You can scan the rest of the short poem and never get an answer.
Something is like going to Africa, and that something is the subject of the poem. The language is plain enough, but the grammar can dizzy. The second reason is: They deliver what are commonly referred to as hard truths. In the first stanza, an action is taken.
Or more accurately, a declaration is made: Instead, Bronk baldly states that your and his impressions of the world are of no importance. That would be hard enough to hear. But having dismissed you, the poem goes on to brush off the dismissal in two words: Who is this authority who makes such a flat declarative sentence in such a flat declarative voice?
Whatever slight music these lines have is in the repetition, the absurdity of all those selves. We go to live in Africa; we say what the world may be; we need to separate ourselves from ourselves. The flat, declarative tone lumps us all together in our common folly and desire and ignorance.
In fact, the poems come awfully close to talking down to their audience. To read Bronk is to enlist — no, to be drafted — into an irrelevant army of fools.
People is all we are. Whatever we do to one another or what is done to us, things go back to what they were all along. People are once again beside the point. We sometimes ask if they are. If ideas can be Bronkian, maybe there can be Bronkian difficulties, too.
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RADIOCARBON CALIBRATION The first stage . Bronk's work brings up the question of metaphysics and poetry. Is it possible to write philosophical poetry now, or does it become philosophy?
Bronk has never been afraid of ideas. Bronk believed enough in poetry to spend a lifetime writing it. By the time The Mild Day appeared, he was seventy-five. In the quarter century between and , he’d published nine books of poetry and two volumes of essays. Justin Bronk is a Research Fellow specialising in combat airpower and technology in the Military Sciences team at RUSI.
He is also Editor of the RUSI Defence Systems online journal.