Brian Taylor has been a Poet and Philosopher in Cornwall, England and the Far East.
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There is a fire that consumesand the fire that illumines. There is Desire and there is Love. Those motivated by Desiresee things they wish to possess,things they do not wish to possess,and other things –of no interest whatsoever. Those motivated … Continue reading
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THE HEART OF DARKNESS
The explorer draws his mapand plunges into space.Why should he stumble onat every fresh mishapand draw back in blank surpriseas the landscape he has createdis revealed before his eyes? Having nailed his mirrorin its placefirmly to the wall,why the sudden … Continue reading
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I dreamed of Paradise Garden;sunlight sliding downfrom an infinite skythrough cedar trees to emerald lawns;oriental poppies six feet high,Indian butterflies gliding bythrough multilayered shades of blue.Olympian Apollo’s statueholds a fountain in his hands,which swirls and mists, sparkles and cools,cascading down … Continue reading
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I shone a lightinto the mirror of your mind,there was no reflectionand my light disappeared.No recognitionbeyond the blank starethere. .
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HOW MANY ANGELS CAN STAND ON THE POINT OF A PIN
Although the Two Worldsare so intimately linked,how is it that they arecompletely distinct? See!A ten-ton elephantand a thousand soldiersreflected in a single mirror! Why doesn’t the glass shatterunder the weight of such an elephant?Why does not the frame splinterbeneath the … Continue reading
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Flaws upon a face;each indicate a placewhere pain and sorrow grewas an eddy of death-in-life flowed through. Monitor the mindthat scatters the leaves the wind destroyed.Monitor the mindthat blows its dead selves through the Void. Each imperfectionis a recollectionof where … Continue reading
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Swimming in a Cornish sea –Porpoises! (not Cornish) a little way from me.How far?How far from splashing foot to streamlined tail? Following the brain down its mazy trail –Thirty yards? A million years?Too far? Not far enough? But eye to … Continue reading
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“In Chiangmaithere are many shapeful chedisin which nowhere can be seen.” Is stillness somethingor is it merelywhat’s left overwhen thingsdisappear? How can thingswhich are ever-moving,ever-changing,not be? Stillness is complete and perfectwhen boundaries disappear. Cattle do not feelthe farmyard gatepressing againsttheir … Continue reading
Mirror mirror on the wallwho is the fairest of us all?When the facelooks back, warts and all,cognition takes place.This is me. Look into Nature,red in tooth and claw and all.When it feels your eyes,cognition takes place.Epiphany. .
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If stopping were easy, a thought beam properly directed would thread silently through atom after atom and bring the entire universe to a standstill. An empty mirror reflected in itself. Not easy. Not difficult. A judicious response to the Problem … Continue reading
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