Author Archives: Universal Octopus

THIS YEAR

This yearmixes spring and summer here,a sharp wind chasing baking heat.Hawthorn hangs like snow in clusterswith gorse and last year’s bracken at its feet,turning the whole cliff into an in-between season. Beyond the hillslie great fields of daffodilsbalancing organic gold … Continue reading

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SERPENTS

The Serpents dance hypnoticallyfilling the Void with Thought.And in their game of wish-fulfilmentthe Sons of Man are caught. Slaves to the Dream Creations,enflamed by its Hot Desires,craving ever-new sensations,singed by the Ancient Fires,they sinkfrom brightness into embersfrom cinders into dust,with … Continue reading

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DO AS YOU WOULD BE DONE

Ethics is the highest science,concerning itself with survival,not merely knowall. A man without Ethics,ever thinkingnever seeing,is already drowning;ever sinking ever lowerin his diminishing sea of being. .

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APRIL

April was hot and dry.The red earth respondedby blowing as dust in the wind.The green earth respondedby smothering itself with flowers of a thousand colours. The Water Board respondedby banning hosepipesand promising to charge morefor redistributing the rain(if it comes). … Continue reading

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SQUARING THE CIRCLE

How glad I amthat I am hereand not somewhere else. (If I weresomewhere else,I’d be here.) No escape, then! .

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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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THE PAINTED VEIL

Millions of bubbles; bubbles, bubbles. Bubbles.Who could have thoughtso smallwould be curse of all,and source of allour troubles? Microscopic seedsencasing nuclei of fire. Each germinates and breedssubtle filaments of desire.Desire slides in and overpowers,making our best intentions fail. It weaves … Continue reading

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