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

Sunday, 26 February 2012

The Ministry Of Truth


Who else would you expect to tell you the results
 of the next election so far before the event?


Saturday, 25 February 2012

And Can It Be?

that the new opiate of the people,
the new sigh of the oppressed and poor,
the new impotence of the human mind
to deal with occurrences
it can't understand, is going to be...
politically-correct, ultra-liberal
right-on Evangelical Atheism?

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Monday, 13 February 2012

Russian High Optimism

'Everybody my friend, everybody
lives for something better to come.
That's why we want to be considerate
 of every man-Who knows what's in him, 
why he was born and what he can do?'

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Wage Slaves Of The World Unite!

you have nothing to lose but your lifestyle.
Reclaim your time-
the asset unique to you that power brokers use
to have you grub for money they don't own,
by which they divide you from your life
through debt and dependency.

Friday, 10 February 2012

A German Journalist

at the Frankfurt book fair
asked Art Spiegelman
on the publication 'Maus'
'Isn't it in bad taste to make
a comic book of Auschwitz?'
'No' Spiegelman replied,
'Auschwitz was in bad taste'.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Raised In The Pale Glow

of wanton doubt towards reason,
I find melancholy as natural a comfort
as the warmth of the fœtid breath
of the homeless angels falling upon my neck.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

When Armies March

they march on their stomachs
and stomp over truths,
they kill with the accounts
of battles described through logistics.
Stones and the earth will bleed themselves dry
before history proves honest about war.

Partnerships-

a means of accessorizing
ourselves and others
by assigning each other roles
that fit around one another.
The better to aspire to some new,
as yet unadjusted to, 'authenticity'.

Monday, 6 February 2012

'The Fall' :

the hope of life
and eternity beyond
the safety of 'being saved'.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Signs Of Greater Age (3)

1-Wandering around a supermarket
at least three times to find the goods
you need because your shopping list
is in your head, and you were relying
in the prompt of the shelves groaning
with goods to remind you of your needs.

2-Half remembering the names
and faces of ministers who in the
present government, but having
a clear memory for the names and faces
of ministers of governments from before
you were born and as you became an adult.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

War

War at first is like a young girl
with whom everyone wants to flirt
but by the last it is like an old woman.
All who meet her feel grieved and hurt.
-Samuel Ha-Nagid