Brian Taylor has been a Poet and Philosopher in Cornwall, England and the Far East.
NEW POETRY BOOK – 2021
BLONDIN ~ NEW EDITION ~ 2019
“Invariably in this work of Art the poems are sharp and fresh – each poem having a point…”–A.B.UK
“Some beautiful poetry in this book, I’m not deeply religious or a massive expert on poetry but I can see the appeal in this book. Very eloquent and well written.” —Scott Cowley, UK
“I have been very much enjoying Gnomonic Verses – full of shrewd and funny things, and of real wisdom.”-M.S. Oxford
WAVES Talks & Poems
Poetry in THAILAND: Disabled beggars with plastic begging cups; Ferraris, a snow white Bugatti Veyron and a swimming pool filled with ice for New Year’s Day; westernised nose jobs, lady boys and budget sex changes; Ghosts and Spirit Doctors; mediums offering lunch to the spirits that possess them; body snatchers lurking below motorway bridges… Temples thundering out their message that all this is impermanent, not-self and suffering.
Poetry in OXFORD: Bones and stones, churches and vivisection laboratory. Peaceful gardens, rivers and quadrangles. Relentless efforts to squeeze the money out of its alumni. Drifting ghosts looking for peace. Drifting students looking for a place in a disintegrating world. Beauty inherited from the past. Deliberate ugliness bequeathed by the present. Vice Chancellors once men of God. Currently a man chosen because he is good at making money. A footprint of your world and mine.
Poetry in VIENNA: with Coloured Illustrations. Sigmund Freud, a dull man, started off conventionally, as dull men do, with cocaine, electrotherapy and hypnosis. Things became more exciting though when he moved to the second floor and had a realisation rivalling that of St Paul… Here the lunatics are free. They walk the streets confined within their minds, and peer out through the blinds and the visors of their faces.
NEW PUBLICATION MAY 2018!
The History and footprints of Jehovah from the Creation of the World until Joshua’s genocide at Jericho, with a postscript by Nietzsche and a comment by a twentieth century American Jewish prophet, Bob Dylan. With comments by Gnome (assisted by Socrates).