Author Archives: Universal Octopus

HOLLAND PARK – HOLLAND HOUSE

To Holland House came Elizabeth Vassall,with wealth from her family’s plantations.She had five children by Sir Geoffrey Websterand, at twenty three, created quite a stirwhen she left him for the third Baron Hollandand his more exalted social station.She had attributes … Continue reading

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GARDENER’S NEWS

Newspaper headline in a “Democracy”:PARLIAMENT VERSUS THE PEOPLE Have you noticed how world-wideA versus B situations are becomingmore and more confrontational? Stoking up the fires of hatred and dissatisfactionin more and more areas of human activity. Sport, politics, arms sales.National … 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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IN MEMORIAM VLADIMIR ILYCH

There are havesand have-nots. The poor are always with us. Sometimes, poverty and sufferingprovoke a great manand there is a revolution. With much blood shed,much sacrifice,much heroism. Afterwards, the country lies wounded. And there are havesand have-nots. имущие и неимущие … Continue reading

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GET UNSTUCK

Leaves from the Tree of Life;brown and withered,dried with growing old,dislodged by the touch of Time;or green,with veins still swellingwith rising sap,torn free by an untimely wind. What are they,these dancing treasures? The more the tree creates,pushing and buddingout of … Continue reading

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FOR MOTHER AND CHILD

Why wake him?You woke to nothing,do you think he won’t?Your hand will guide him firmly and away,your lips will teach the nonsense he will say,your sins on himevery day. At best,he’ll pass the testyou failed,but where you wonwill be undone. … Continue reading

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BIOGRAPHY

I was bornjust like you. I came fromI knew not wherejust like you. I had the good timesand the bad;was by turnsunhappy and glad(just like you). Till I determined:BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME —  Withdrawingfrom I didn’t wantas I wanted. … 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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MAN INVENTS

Man invents and Man becomesthe slave of his invention –Time-clock invention.Maintenance and breakdown.Marriage the chains of Marital Fidelity.Governments and the lawsof taxes and repression.Medical Science and the slaveryof Pharmaceutical Propaganda.Money. Clothing, the Tyranny of Brand Names,clothing factories for Indian children.Agriculture … Continue reading

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MON SEMBLABLE

Look for it, you will not find.Flee it, you cannot escape.It shines, unbidden in your mind,is both the shadow and the shape.You cannot hold, or change or lose it.You cannot welcome or refuse it.You did not make or break or … Continue reading

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