Author Archives: Universal Octopus

WAVES AND SPARROWS

Even the smallest wave or rippleis supportedby the whole ocean. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings?And not one of themshall fall to the groundwithout your Father. If the waves would cease to wave(and leave their waving behind),they would … Continue reading

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VOYAGE

Sailing through interstellar spaces,putting cosmic surf horses through their paces;clouds of astral dust following non-existent faces,looking for a rendez-vous in imaginary places. Why does the mental traveller carry so much precious treasure?Hoard it, hide it, fight for it(and repent it … Continue reading

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SILENCE

Opium heals,applying a chemical bellowsto the Vital Heat;a golden silence.At what cost!Matchstick limbs out of Auschwitz,fever-bright eyes.Such sweet poison! Music heals,early music;Greek Olympian music.Clusters of notes with open phrasingdancing on the surface of the Voidand tumbling endlessly in,leaving no trace. … Continue reading

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WAR OR PEACE

War breaks outin the land of the golden calfor in the columnsof the Daily Telegraph. Peace is foundin cloister or hearthin intervals of waror the exhausted aftermath. Whateverdeclarations of waror articles of peaceare signed,they flowfrom the labyrinthine meanderingof the human … Continue reading

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CALCULATIONS

Space you measure in feet and inchesand shoes by where your big toe pinches;seasons by cherry, rose and snow,when may comes and swallows go:empires by rise and fall of kings;weather by rain and drought and flood;dead trees by whether the … Continue reading

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SPRING

The great rock spins a little closer to the Fireand all its creatures,born of warmthand of desire,crack shells, burst seeds,feed and breedand say YES. They burn gently, while they may,being born of warmth and of desire,until the great rock spins … Continue reading

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SUNSET

Over and over, you and Isift the contents of our mindand try to findthe people we think we might have been. Try as we will, behindthe painted curtain,one thing is certain; Nothing is ever seen. .

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