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

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Marcel Duchamp;

long before anyone else
he was the man who
made his success
by taking the piss
out the art market.

I Put My Trust In Ruins

of faiths and religions,
my trust in them is
that they are ruined
-foundations for societies
that will always be shadows
of the projections they
were intended to be.
Never to be completed.
I believe in ruins.

Friday, 30 December 2011

A Bhuddist Fell

into quiet conversation with an atheist,
who was desperately keen
not only to be accepted in his belief,
but that he should be accepted
purely on his own terms.

After some time the atheist's arguments
grew circular and repetitve.
Tired of being urged to convert,
the bhuddist fell quiet.
When finally he was asked for his thoughts
he replied 'My friend let us meet in my next life,
If then you are still an atheist,
let me remind you of this time-
it will help you recall your previous lives'.

At this the atheist fell silent,
the ardour of his belief faded
in recognition of a circular
otherness, beyond himself....

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Intelligence And Mistakes

'Intelligence is not to make no mistakes,
but seeing how quickly
you can make them good.'-Bertol Brecht 

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Investment Bankers,

are the lunatics who obscure
themselves with jargon,
who's high finance life style
is their asylum,
and who turn self-government
into a contrariness beyond belief.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Time Is Life Divided,

life is time counted out.
When we are with people
we like, then time,
like well received good
intentions, is beyond measure.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Happy Are Truly Invisible In Their Happiness

When I was young I was treated as if I was invisible,
until I got old enough to gain the enmity of my peers
and my family. I wanted, I needed, to be seen
to claim my share in places that I was told were there for all.

Now I blog, and my voice, is the page.
My statistics tell me of my audience.
Invisibility is integral to the territory.

I am happy that I make nobody jealous.
As my best friend said when he first met me,
'The happy are invisible in their happiness'.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Modern Scientific Atheism

seems to me to be so Fundamentalist
as to be hardened sclerotic thinking.

It echoes the win-lose logic of the Old Testament-
where with certainty the prophets won,
because as they wrote they locked later readers
out of other unrecorded histories
-without ever realising
how typically alpha male that behavior is.

I am just not macho enough to use words
like 'delusion' or 'phobia' of others unchecked.
Every day I thank my maker for the uncertainty
and creativity of the days through which I live.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Goodbye Kim Jong Il

may your son, your chosen succesor
Kim Jong Un, make it his gift
to the world that he chooses to be
the last hereditary dictator.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

In My Youth

I voluntarily read George Orwell's
'1984' five times, to comprehend
how mass-produced unhappiness
could be refined into normalising addiction.

My parents had demonstrated to me
that well how cynicism drains the esteem
out of belief such that I did not know how believe it.
Thank you George, for proving to me how it was done.

Friday, 16 December 2011

The Older I Get

the more I prefer to rummage in charity shops,
to find the thing with a limited life left in it just for me,
over the lotteries and lies run by governments
which promise instant total transformation.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Hope Deffered

used be thought 'to make the heart grow sick'.*
Now we call it advertising.

*Proverbs ch13 v12

Monday, 12 December 2011

I Was As Surprised

as everyone else when the economy
that I depend upon melted, from overheating.
With hindsight the sign that something was wrong
came when thrift shops accepted credit cards.

Thrift and easy money will never co-exist for long.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The Irrationality I Prefer

is not the power of human will to err,
but the grace I cannot explain-
that draws success from failure.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Occupying Armies

do well to disguise,
and keep as a constant surprise,
for themselves and others,
how control leaves us all remote from ourselves.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

In The New Modern Sabbath

lawnmowers will chorus mechanical hosannas
and the poor will trade with the little they have
for equally small gain, less expenses.
The only sin will be true rest.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

In The Early 1970's Zhou Enlai,

the first premier of The People's Republic of China,
was asked his opinion of the French revolution.

His reply was “It’s too soon to tell”.
What was then seen as being far sighted,
for being a comment on the year 1789
was actually a reference to the Parisian
student revolts of 1968.

As he never said
'Diplomacy is being misunderstood by other means'.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Patriarchy-The Gordian Knot

which among other catch 22 situations it creates,
supports a law in fundamentalist Islam,
whereby when a woman is raped
she has the choice of being stoned
as an adulterer (for failing to stop her attacker
as if she were a heroic soldier)
or being forcibly married to her rapist,
because in his lust he was deaf
to her refusal and blind to her resistance.

The way to a woman's heart
is not through her cunt, and it has nothing
to do with religious legalese,
patriarchal culture, militarism, or male paranoia.
But old lies will persist.

Every day I find more reason
to be be happy to be gay,
or at least unpatriarchal...