Author Archives: Universal Octopus

BLONDIN

Every man is Blondin.Every lifetime a rope,finer than a spider’s thread,sharper than a sword,stretched between birth and death(breath and breath)across Niagara. .

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MEA CULPA

Self-justification seeks to editso that things don’t seem quite the same.The aim, of course, is to claim the credit(and leave someone else to take the blame). .

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ALL THAT GLITTERS…

Don’t place too much relianceon the label on the tin.Open it and taste what lurks within. (Even the salesman’s lengthy explanationhas more to do with sales than information). And when it wags its tailand barks that it’s a cat,well, I … Continue reading

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TREASURES ON EARTH, TREASURES IN HEAVEN

The scent of the rosefades in the dry airand the roses themselvesshrivel and fall. The Rose Garden toosuccumbs to the developerand his high-rise flatswhich brush against the sky. Red bricks give wayto changing architectural fashionor a motorwayor a bomb. And … Continue reading

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MOUNT EDGCUMBE

Here the descendants of Bosworth Fieldbuilt their Eden from forest, bracken, heath;bred partridge, pheasant, boar and deer,then cast their shadow of darkening fear,stretched out their handsand filled their woods with death. Built Tudor house and Tudor fort,enclosed the land with … Continue reading

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TREMATON CASTLE

The great Bailey wallkeeps the outside out. Inside, the silence settleslike sediment in a pool. But there are soundsthat do not disturb the dustand imagesthat bend no light waves. A timeless, parallel worldlittered with the jetsam of Time. In the … Continue reading

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G 20

Go for growth say our Masters.Globally!And Growbally!And not too Slowbally! And the Rich grow richer(and the Poor grow poorerand not too slowbally, says Gnome). And the bombs fall thicker(on legitimate targets). Go for Stability and Peace, say we!Globally!As we are … Continue reading

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