Author Archives: Universal Octopus

POISONED CHALICE

Educationbreeds expectation. Expectationleads to frustration. Frustrationis a suicide bomber. Flowers of the Voidare not so easily destroyed.Insubstantial from the start,they shine onin each empty heart. .

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JUNE

A dry Juneand roses and honeysuckletumble in riotous flowerdown the path, below the gate,in anticipation of drought. They rush slowly(keeping vegetable time)towards the battlefieldof fern and bramblewhich flows,inconclusively,to the cliff edge.Beyond, the sea. The mind takes on the colourof what … Continue reading

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BUDDHA’S SUNLIT CHAMBER

In Buddha’s sunlit laboratory(or Dhamma chamber),experiments by laboratory assistants(or monks)demonstratethat if you shine the lightof investigationon form, feeling, perception,thoughts and consciousnessand apply continuous mindfulnessat the very centreof the rising and fallingof these phenomena,all things are seento be without a permanent … Continue reading

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SOLDIER LEE RIGBY

Lee Rigby was killed. He was identifiedas a Defenderof his Country. His Killer will receivethe full protectionof that Countryand its lawyers. The Killer’s religionwill continue to receivethe full protectiondue to an endangered species. That Country’s Prime Ministerwill continue the dismembermentof … Continue reading

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FOOL MOON

Abolishing the moonby draining the poolis an occupationfor the fool. .

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HERE (AND NOW)

Clusters of English “unofficial” roseshave climbed the fence to face the sun.Each in its crimson finery supposesthat it, alone, is the only one. Honeysuckle tangles with its vagrancebramble and lavender, rose and gorse,fills the still air with its golden fragrancethere … Continue reading

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JESUS’ CURSE

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

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IN THE DEAD TREE THE DRAGON SINGS

Which tree?Which dragon? A coffin is a dismembered, sawn up tree,undoubtedly dead.The dragon inside could be you or mea winding sheet from heel to head.Buried alive, unable to get out,I can’t think we’d have much to sing about. Merlin was … 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 by … Continue reading

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WAVES

Time drifts away,as mist fades on the mountain.The world itself is hardly more real.The 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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