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

Monday, 21 September 2020

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Lives Matter

whatever the skin colour
of their holder;
their thoughts matter
their words matter
their deeds matter.

In spite of how human history
is mostly a history of forgetfulness
and well designed cruelty. 

Saturday, 19 September 2020

The Royal Prerogative

King Cnut was famous for setting his throne

upon the beach and bidding the tide 'retreat!'

Which of course it didn't, the event was passed off

as him proving the limits of his, and all kings, powers.

Fast forward a thousand years 

and in the wealthy West 

many more than before

live like the kings of old 

but we have forgotten the lesson

of humility in the face of the elements

Cnut's eventide experiment exemplified,

as we stoke up further global warming, 

by using up the earths resources

and have a media that we exhaust

when we don't listen to as it tells us 

to live better within our limitations.

Friday, 18 September 2020

How late Is Too Late?

Don't worry about the apocalypse,
it is one of the type of events
where by the time we recognise
the signs for it for what they are
those same signs will also say
that it is too late for us 
to stop it happening.

We are already part way there,
with the mass extinction of species
which are much larger than ourselves,
because we have claimed their habitats
for growing food for the many
where the profits go to the few.

Soon it will be us versus the insects,
the microbes and the viruses,
where the virus that is Capitalism,
and the half life it gives humans to live on,
will be met head on by a self immolating planet
that is itching to get rid of us and start again,
with who-knows-what primitive life form. 

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Remember Him This Way

James Marshall Hendrix (1942-70)
in his first band in the 101st Airborne Division, 1962.
In that first band he was described by one witness
as 'A mix of John Lee Hooker and Beethoven'.
Now he is everywhere, he is free from the limits
of the human body, though his legacy is not free
 of the bootleggers and a creative estate
 that takes a lot of managing.
The studio he built Electric Lady Studios
is his most lasting his mark on popular music.
It is the recording studio that has been
where everyone,  from The Clash to Frank Zappa
and David Bowie have found renewed inspiration.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

It's A Male Thing.....

 For all of my life, until now, I never realised

how much it is a male thing to say 'Let's talk',

As if mutually defensive talk

was a way that both sides 

could see as 'good negotiation'.

Myself, I was always an alien

for believing in listening in.  

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Book Disease

is still more sociable and wise
than the widespread ignorance
from the lack of learning
caused by popular education.