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

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Procrastination

is how we fool ourselves
that we have more time
than we actually have.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Civilisation

- the thin veneer of hope
rendered thinner
by the anti-awareness
of life-style choice.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Children Are Small Satellites

who encircle dizzy parents
until they grow too big.
Then they spin out of orbit
into an adulthood, where
they gain the gravity of planets
until they turn to dust.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

In Afghanistan,

Pakistan and Iraq
do they wonder
where their country went,
in the target-rich environment?

Friday, 27 May 2011

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Walt Disney,

the pornographer of innocence,
said of  'Fantasia' (1939)
'This film will make
Beethoven's reputation'.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

'The Invisible Hand of the Market'

flatters us to deceive -
tells us to labour and conceive-
and not be delivered-
so whatever we do
we are trim in the weave
of the Emperor's New Clothes.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Sexiness Is Powerful

in the lust of the mind's eye.
But there is a greater strength
-beyond wanting.

Monday, 23 May 2011

The Strength And Pride

of servants come
from proving they know
their masters better
then the latter
knows themselves.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

I Used To be Passionate

to the level of undiscerning about music.
That it was always recorded didn't matter.
Being part of a paying audience never happened.
Now I live in retreat from music, recorded and live,
and I often prefer quiet.
I don't want to be an audience rewarding a busker.
 
Late in life I find that the gloaming chorus
of frogs and ducks have the most transporting tunes.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The Internet:

an underworld
for the living
who have sacrificed
smell, touch and taste.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The 1948 Blues

Illustration without the kind permission of Ray Lowry.                                                                    





















Here you can read the introduction to the 60th anniversary edition of '1984', by Robert Harris.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Therapy Culture

is nature's way
of proving how wealth
impoverishes instinct.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Sunday, 15 May 2011

The Pen

is more mighty
than the sword;
the lies told with words
cut slower, deeper,
and more permanently,
than any blade could go.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Whether Canine

or human, life peaks off the lead,
beyond the law; adrift our senses.

Small Ad

Romantic misanthrope
seeks similar
for mutually distant
relationship;
internet ideal,
discretion assured.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Games Incorporated

Games always have sides
and are always won
by the men who turn
themselves into sides,
inside themselves.
Like corporations
they over-rule the rules
to take the game away
from the good-willed but unwary.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The Song Of The Sword


always sounds heroic,
even when the tone
is mere testosterone.

Monday, 9 May 2011

From Cain

to Kierkegaard,
for the singular male
life has to be hard.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Friday, 6 May 2011

Swallows Swoop

for joy around the church;
the nest in its eaves
is their shelter.
The transient are fed
the homeless housed,
the spirit takes form
on the wing. Beyond
money a world lightly
pays its way.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

'The Love Of Money

is the root of all evil'
wrote St Paul*.
I can just about define
money and evil.But
who understands love?
For all his suffering
I doubt St Paul did.

*From 1Timothy Ch6 V10

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Corporate Capitalism

















The Gods a city worships
are seen on it's skyline;
the higher the building,
the more intensely
worshiped the deity
particularly Mammon.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

The Sea Of Faith

has dried up,
become a beach
for pleasure.
The invisible things
we once believed
are out of reach,
like buried treasure.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Democracy vs Dictatorship

Both require votes.
Both create passivity
through order.
Only one appears
to be transparent.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

If 'Faust'

were rewritten for today
the good Doctor would serve
in Guantanamo Bay.