As the Author has noted, people turn to poetry in times of crisis. In an earlier post, the Author referred to W. H. Auden's poem "September 1, 1939" in the wake of 9-11. And the Author pointed out the prescient poem "Dover Beach," by the 19th century British poet Matthew Arnold, in an earlier post.
In the last few months W.B. Yeat's poem "The Second Coming" has been quoted more than it has ever been in recent times. In the wake of Brexit and and the US election, indeed the Centre may not Hold. And when the Author sees the green-haired strut up the gangway, he sees the Rough Beast. The old order is collapsing and the worst, unshaven, unkempt, uncoiffed, sidle in under cover of disarray
It's f***in' bad, folks. We find solace, hope, and eventual renewal in the Desert of the Real.