Brian Taylor has been a Poet and Philosopher in Cornwall, England and the Far East.
Author Archives: Universal Octopus
In the dark tabernacle,a shaft of sunlightillumines the heartand shines througha million years of dust. Clouds and clouds of swirlingdustspirallingthrough the lightwhich spills in a golden poolon damp, grey stone and iron rust. When the light movesit does not take … Continue reading
The great stone Hall is silentthat is now millennia old.Through the western windowsshines a glorious sun.It floods the walls and floors,the tables, chairs and doors,panelling, pictures, artefactsand illumines every oneuntil the wraiths that gathercry out in their joy,‘Everything is gold!Whatever … Continue reading
There is the patience of the tree,with feet set fast in earth;buffeted by storms,stripped of leaves by droughts,home to birds and parasites,bored into by beetles and worms,reaching to ever greater heightsuntil sawn and dismembered by men,or turned to a heap … Continue reading
I wish I was a millionairecould take it all and give it youand you and youand you and you and youand send you off to let you dojust what it is you want to. Use it and be right. And … Continue reading
Observation brings realisationthat Mind is prone to distraction. Off at a tangent by association,ending up in the wrong destination. This of course leads to frustration,finding yourself in awkward situations. Mindfulness brings good concentration,so when you’re asked, answer the question! .
is the eternal dancewhere those who lovefind one anotherand, taking their chance,reach up to highest Heaven aboveand down to deepest Hell. There is no higher happinessthan loving true and well. Toi et Moi sailtheir fragile boatwith single eyefrom birth to … Continue reading
Foothills of the Himalayas.How vast and towering, Mount Meru!From that icy, lifeless peakbehold the plainsand painsof men! Frozen, jagged jewelsmerely compound his charmsand devotees still jostleto be martyred in his arms. One defines oneself by others,cannot be big or small … Continue reading
Why did they spend so much time therein the anteroom of death?What could they prepare?Paper possessions as light as breathwere too heavy for their dead to bearaway from the fire.Why did they keep their eyeson pyramid, tomb and funeral pyre?Even … Continue reading
Delivered from the Crosswith all the authorityof the Saviour of the Worldat the precise momentof his people’s rejection of Him. “Forgive them Lordfor they know notwhat they do!” And within forty yearsit came to pass. Their Temple destroyed.Their Holy of … Continue reading