Author Archives: Universal Octopus

THE FOUNTAIN

The fountainreaches upwards into spaceand, finding nothingto sustain it there,falls back into its proper place. And in this endlessrise and fall,we see the start and finishof us all. Time fliesthrough summer and through wintry skies;measures elephants and butterflies,marks where this … Continue reading

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JUGGLING

First the left hand, then the right;in each, a ball, in each held tight When a third comes into view,what exactly will you do? Let it roll past on its way,down the hall and out the door? Or grab it … Continue reading

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GOD IS…

“God is good.” Not quite right.“Why not?”That follows the stumbling way. To the chopping off of handsin Mecca and Medina.Or to the world’s most valuable art collectionin the Vatican.Or to the crucifixion of prophetsin Jerusalem.Or to the brainwashingof the Poor … Continue reading

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WAVES

Time drifts away,as mist fades on the mountain.The world itself is hardly more realthe living waters springingfrom life’s fountain run dry,leaving discarded bonesbleaching in the sun. There is no moleculebut strives to be the whole(or if it can’t encompass that, … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER SUN

Dry and ripening:sea flat and shininglike burning glass. Gulls floatinglike ducks on a giant’s pond. Small Coppers, Blues and Hairstreaksplayinglike blown leavesin parched grass. Victoria plums,blackberries. This is the turningof the yearwhen all that is thought of as ‘there’is found … Continue reading

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GATES OF EDEN

It is now two millennia sincethe Security Seraphimswere withdrawnand the Gates of Eden reopenedto the General Public. Free Admissionto all children(before their parents succeededin banning them). Free Passesto those adults who agreeto leave their baggage outside(as strongly recommended by JC)and … Continue reading

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BABIES

Babies do not crythrough choice.It’s just their suffering giving voice;wishing to share itwith someone like you who can bear it. In Latin this someone is called mater. Nowaday’s-English comes much later,and I cannot find a word to translate her. .

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TRENINNOW LANE

Treninnow Lane is tangleddark and overgrownwith angledbeech and arching sycamore.No cars drive downand fern and nettle,dandelion and dock slumberin this extraordinary summer’s heat. Spiders’ webs are spun tightand Speckled Woods and Tortoiseshells meet,lifting and drifting,in and out of pools of … Continue reading

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MIRROR

Swimming in a Cornish sea –Porpoises! (not Cornish) a little way from me.How far?How far from splashing foot to streamlined tail? Following the brain down its mazy trail –Thirty yards? A million years?Too far? Not far enough? But eye to … Continue reading

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POSSESSION

There is the fire that consumesand the fire that illumines. There is Desireand there is Love. Those motivated by Desiresee things they wish to possess,things they do not wish to possess,and other things –of no interest whatsoever. Those motivated by … Continue reading

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