Author Archives: Universal Octopus

NOTRE DAME 2019

St DOMINIQUE VENNER (died 2013)Via Viatores Quaerit. St Augustine(The Way seeks Travellers). On Tuesday,Sanctus Dominique,May his Name be Blessed,despairing of that peace of mind men seek,awakened from the dream of his unrest,to find within the Vision of his Mental DisarrayHis … Continue reading

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TRAVEL LOG

When I was very youngthere was something called “Grownups”.(Like dinosaurs they are now “extinct” –the stage after “endangered species”). Occasionally, a Grownup would say,“I was miles away!” We children would look at the Grownupwith wonder.How did he do it without … Continue reading

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UNFINISHED

A face half in shadowin the gallery;sudden silenceamong the guests,candlelit at the long table below. Girlsserving sherbetin the caravanserai.Before the whirlwindin the sandstorm’s eyetears up the desert. A severed headand the black mask of the executioneron Tower Hill. Broken masts … Continue reading

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COMPUTER TEMPLES

The Faith Homes of the World,Buddhist, Moslem, Christian,have acquired spiritual bolt-onsbuilt by enterprising entrepreneurswhose Collection Boxesfunnel the money into hands that have slipped in between the sheets. Thou shalt not kill.(But need-st not striveofficiously to keep alive.) Thou shalt not … Continue reading

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SPRING

This spring-tide was not somethingto excite the sensesbut an overflowing of the heart.Pure joy.‘Love thou the rose but leave it on its stem.’ An overflowing of the heartwhich sees its images,reflected everywhere,existing nowherebut in itself. Always the sun shinesin Portsonachon,in … Continue reading

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POETRY

Poetry begins with pain(like any other kind of birth)but though it breeds and feeds on earth,it aims at not becoming back again and reaches to the roots of thingsin search of the eternal springs. .

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BUTTERFLY’S EGG

Nature’s miniatureopalescent crystal ball. Explore it from outside-inand your finest scientific eyesare lost in its unimaginable vastnesswhich opens onto the totality of the outer universe. Nothing can be seenby blinded scientific eyesof the everything there.For the would-be observer dissolves. Explore … Continue reading

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