A Natural History of the Tribes of Mutant Thoughts (Paperback)

Poems and Doggerel

By Gordon Davis

Essex Editions, 9780996787086, 92pp.

Publication Date: December 21, 2018

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Hardcover (12/22/2018)

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While practicing law; advocating environmental sustainability and rule of law; and teaching environmental law, rule of law, and democracy building for half a century Gordon Davis privately wrote poetry. Whether pondering his professional journey or grappling with more elusive mysteries, he has leaned on meditative verse and dished up timely doggerel.

The poet pens a natural history of the

Tribes of mutant thoughts that, seriatim,

Occupy and then, in turn, succumb, but leave no

Fossil record of their fleeting domination

Other than his imprecise transcription...

Though his sporadic verse writing has extended over decades, the lurking hypothesis that more people write poetry than read it had regularly squelched any urge to share his writing beyond family. It was his family's support and encouragement (and that thing about time's wing d chariot) that finally prompted him to release this collection.