Myth affirms where history must surmise,
If the dead could speak they'd tell us lies.
Verba Sequentur is John Flaus' second collection of poetry. Selected from work over many years, it comprises a diverse range of material. There's history and myth in these verses-the "history" is the experience of a full life well lived coming through in the depth and reach of the allusions, and the "myth" is present in what the poet does with this life-experience. Aldous Huxley once said something like: "Experience is not what happens to you: it is what you do with what happens to you." And Flaus turns his experience-as an actor, as a lover, as a lecturer, as many many things-to good account in many of these poems.