285 articles in General

  • Forward-Thinking

    It’s Jesus more than anything keeps me looking Forwards, stands me lightsomeness of potent hopes No dope from politicians, rock musicians means A jot at all, nor does the common road Of acquisitions pep me, prop me, not a nanobit Along the way I know I have the common journey Yet to show and undergo […]

  • Time Warps

    Time: the First Mover’s fatal instrument Fleet to avoid all stasis, room in which to think, Wanders a world commanding, commandeering Mustering squadroned minutes spelt as numbers indolently   Then that full-brother, glad-hand-thief, devourer, Fate Struts like a reiver scouring on a plain, no ample way Approves his barbarous manner bringing consternations Wrought like a […]

  • Sent Out of The Garden

    The little girls next door are playing singing games in the garden Suspended in air war planes fling out bombs on refugees In the peace of the garden the little girls ring-a-round in singing games The numbers on the Stockmarket announce a radio:   In my garden is air both hot and still, with only […]

  • Postmodernist Poem

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodernism Postmodernism is a broad movement that developed in the mid- to late-20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism and that marked a departure from modernism.[1][2][3] The term has also more generally been applied to the historical era following modernity and the tendencies of this era.[4]   While encompassing a wide variety of approaches, postmodernism is generally defined by an attitude of scepticism, irony, or […]

  • “Going to California In my Mind” or “Within You- Without You”

      “Now that I have made this catalogue of swindles and perversions, let me give another example of the kind of writing that they lead to. This time it must of its nature be an imaginary one. I am going to translate a passage of good English into modern English of the worst sort. Here […]

  • The Towneley Cycle

    I was reading a book of The Towneley Cycle of mediaeval dramas, and I was struck, as I have been in the past when reading middle English texts, how it is that certain words as used by the writers of those plays betray their connections with other words; connections which we in our times have […]

  • Returning to a Future

    “I been down so long, bottom looks like up”   Change, rearrange, sort out our minds Brew a fad; make it, manufacture chapter, verse, Then give it nurse Those averse at first, shall be won and sobered, brought around: An insistent supervision jams them custard-pies   (It’s a staple feed, a rudimentary dish A message […]

  • Who’s The Man?

    Who asked you to do this thing on our behalves? To add into the leaf and plant the animal flesh and bone Who set your sure permissions to such lordly privilege? And whoso runs the motor of your arduous heat-engine?   Answer: Your master calls (the tune); Financier Backer, Patron, call him what you will, […]