Swimming by numbers

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Mar 132017

At the edge of bitterness, il gusto, mia lingua, il caffè macchiato and I see the words, pietro colorato I might drown in italiano. This is swimming by numbers and numeracy leaks away suggesting there is a problem higher up, above the water line pietro colorato the colours are smudged by rising damp meaning serious [...]

Seven Thoughts

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Jan 312017

One generating power the turbines tumble into action images flicker and watch each other comparing notes   Two words reduced to to background rumble but not one word in plain sight nothing distinguished solo you sail hoping for nothing   Three poetry: a constitution for human life animals and carnivores we show our teeth   [...]

The fear of imagining

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Jan 242017

The fear of imagining that life has a purpose must be the fear that I won’t have the capacity to create the new anew renew the species: of course if the creative impulse is blocked, frustrated, repressed … then all one can do is destroy. Thus patriarchal man in his rage of need (a deep [...]

And how do we manage paradox?

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Nov 222016
And how do we manage paradox?

And how do we manage paradox? The shimmering mirages of our minds? Where the world is both fragmentary and dazzling? This is such is it not? I mean it’s like this; this is how it is Can you see what I’m pointing at? Indicating the target But in my myopic dazzle Can I trust that [...]

Is backward the new forward?

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Nov 172016
Is backward the new forward?

And what does forward mean? No, don’t look at me like that, That exasperated expression on your face; I mean it seriously: Forward is now back.   Is this Nietzsche’s Eternal Recurrence?   1970 is as far as got before the braying donkey of the right Rediscovered those populist slogans  To feed the resentments toxically [...]

On the Road Again

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Nov 152016
On the Road Again

Carrying on, in times like these I turn to poetry. CK Williams is working best right now, The Collected Poems (up to 2003).I’ve also just bought Writers, Writing, Dying (2013). I like his poems that are often slowly unfolding stories, long sentences, with spaces to pause and breath, both personal and political, moral and cosmopolitan. Is this [...]

Nov 112016
All diagnoses will be given full consideration

Brexit . . . Trump . . . is the darkness gathering? Is it Tolkein time? The gathering of the forces of tyranny? The denial of democracy as a system of enlightened governance? A realignment of world power? A Putin/Trump axis? Should I pack my belongings on the poor donkey’s back and head for the [...]