Tag Archives: Gnomonic Verses

IN PRAISE OF WORDSWORTH'S DAFFODILS

I wandered lonely with the crowdto dine by moonlight where the mermaid goeswhen, looking up, I saw a cloudof jostling dancing mosquitoes:above my head, above my seatspinning down hungrily for something to eat. Continuous as the stars that shineand twinkle … Continue reading

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L'AMOUR

A kissin timesaves a climb. .

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GIVING HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE

When Fortune comes at lastto claim his Hostageand all the days and hours are countedand the fragile papers, envelopes and postageand all those in-between days are discounted;and Pluto has reclaimedEurydice’s earthly portionand Thracian Maenadshave left her Orpheus dismembered,what will be … Continue reading

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PENNY CANDLES

The Children of Lightmark out their stretch of beachand claim as much of everythingas they can ever reach. (See the white horses riding highwhere sea touches the sky.) The Children play,the long, ever-day,under an always-smiling Sun,in Eternal Delight;which the Children … 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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TEMPUS MUTAT

People differ in awareness of Time.Brazilian Indians have no word for tomorrow. Time is the measure of thingsmoving through space.Where there is nothing moving,not even thoughts,there is no awareness of Time. When a dog sees you after a gap of … Continue reading

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EXCUSES

In the pursuit of pleasure(or the relief of pain),they abuse their leisureand then return to work again. In the pool when the water is cleara thousand activities appear;a network of looking, seeing, willing;of turning, diving, chasing, catching, killing. Nowhere is … Continue reading

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