Author Archives: Universal Octopus

VIRGIN STURGEON

Of French descent,Madame Estourgeonhas made the ascentof Ben Neveristto look down from the cloudsat the crowdsof neo-Scotsmarching to the bannerof their newfound Queen. Meanwhile,From a disused dungeonin St Andrews,the spirit of John Knox,of Scottish descent,can still be heard intoning, “Monstrous … Continue reading

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EGO EGO LORD OF THE JUNGLE

My task(and yours)is(and always has been); to get rid of you and meto get rid of us and themto get rid of was and will beto get rid of should and shouldn’t beto get rid of might and mightn’t. Is(and … Continue reading

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FUNERAL

We crawl our way from earth to starnor calculate from birth how farour tiny feetwill take us,before the karma that we meetwill break us.And cast us adrift on an outgoing tide. While those onshore mutter simply,“He died!” Ding-dong,Fay’s gone.Life long,Death … Continue reading

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KNOTTING AND TATTING

The stringof Being windsthroughout a luminous universe. Everythingyour hand reaches out to graspis Adam’s curseand a knotappears within your mind. Your original faceis suddenly forgot,hid in your own entanglement. .

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MAGISTER LUDI

So, who are you?Mr Teacher. Oh yes. And what do you teach?I teach people what they already know. And what’s that?That they have nothing to learn. And how long does that take?Usually, many, many lifetimes. Of hard work?Of hard suffering. … 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 handsthat have slipped in between the sheets. Thou shalt not kill.(But needst not striveofficiously to keep alive.) Thou shalt not eat … Continue reading

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TREASURE SHIP

The Treasure Ship returns to harbour.The wave disappears without a trace.Heureux qui, comme Ulysse,a fait un beau voyage. Happy the hero,who dies full of yearsunder the tumuluswith his sword. Happy the young manwho dies youngbeloved of the Gods.Happy, too, is … Continue reading

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GNOME’S FIRST LAW OF ECONOMICS

There are Poor because there are Rich. If you don’t have enoughyou certainlydon’t have too much. If you have too muchsomeone certainlyhas not enough. To make the Poor less pooryou certainlyhave to make the Rich less rich. Therefore the Richare … Continue reading

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GAY PRIDE

Can there be a more stirring sightthan a Pride of Gays,like a Pride of Lions. Prowling the main streetsof our great cities! Protected by two linesof the forces of law and orderfrom the big game hunters lurking among the crowds … Continue reading

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OWN GOAL

Cast up on a desert island,hut to be erected,food to be found. Making something I can call ‘my land’to protect and be protectedon my own ground. Another somewhereto be hot and cold in.A here (or there)to be young (grow old) … Continue reading

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