........................................................................................ - a weBlog by Snowy and me.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Thursday, 16 January 2020

The Circular Problem

We are at our best and most basic
when we live by our basic needs.

But society is built on lies about want,
which, egged on by easy debt, become a greed
that we are collectively disinclined to recognise.

I would have been happy to work
if the work was useful, it esteemed me,
and the pay met my needs well enough.

But all the times that I was paid
for my time I felt laid waste to,
and held to the promises of a future
that was always infinitely postponed.

The best work I ever did
was volunteer work
where when I chose to be there
it was because
I saw less of the management.
 .
Nowadays I lay waste to my time
without supervision, as cheaply
as the government need me to be.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Radicalism

is like lightning-it never works the same way twice
and it rarely strikes in the same place a second time.

'Radicalism' is a adjective used in Politics,
to draw voters towards the idealism
in the policies of a particular party
amid the war-of-words that is a general election.

But mostly it prompts fond memories
in the public of different ages
of governments past,
where they were young enough
to embrace a high idealism
and too young to  know
what made their ideals work.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Why Is Optimism

Always so predictable?
And more about what people
don't want to happen
than what they hope for? 

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Goodbye... ....Hello... ...Goodbye Again......

David Bowie. Known arrival January 8th 1947.
 Final departure on January 10th 2016,
with many comings and goings in between.

Friday, 10 January 2020

Our Animalism

Human exceptionalism
as far less exceptional
than we are prepared to admit.

It is more that we don't have the wit
to accept how much like other animals we are.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

My Third New year Card Of 2020

A 20th Century Roman Mosaic Floor reconstruction 
of the Great Roman Pavement of Woodchester. 
Especially noteworthy for its opulent design comprising 
approximately 1.6 million individually fired clay tesserae.
Total of 2,209 square feet / 205 Square Meters 47ft x 47ft
Researched. Made by Robert and John Woodward in  the 1970’s.