in the arsehole of diogenes

NEO-HERACLITUS_____________Qweir Notions in the arsehole of Diogenes: weBlog of a septuagenarian Binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

What's so good

about living longer
if you get more
and more depressed
and ever more
dependent ?

Monday, 30 August 2010

Sunday, 29 August 2010

GOaD

(what the donkey would hate
if donkeys could hate)


Good
Order
and
Discipline

Friday, 27 August 2010

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Finding the right word

Is it a robocracy
or a robotocracy
that runs us
and guns us
like family cars

or spies ?

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Robots

We are all motorists now
driving on the designated
side of the road,
insured and licensed,
heeding the warnings,
following the signboards,
filtering, giving way, slowing down,
stopping and not stopping
as the State decrees
- and children can no longer
climb trees.

Monday, 23 August 2010

From the bottomless pit

of suburbia
rise the Gewgaw Culture
and the National Theatre
of Cruelty.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Propaganda

Neither French 'cuisine'
nor American 'democracy'
are what they are
cracked up to be.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Friday, 20 August 2010

Anti-love-poem

for one who will never read this

Despicable
when not ridiculous,

we are evolution's
royal wrecks.

To be in love is silly
to be loved oppressive

So let's have tender,
unpenetrative sex.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Faith, knowledge

and belief
are tools
for ignorance
and fools.

The wise
can only face
the bliss
of entropy
which is
the only whisper
of Grace.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

A Crown of Thorns

is nothing more
than a metaphor :
the pain
of the barbedwireness
of the brain.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Freitod

Where suicide is outlawed
it is not to protect us
but to keep us from escaping.

(after Bardhyl Londo)

Monday, 16 August 2010

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Friday, 13 August 2010

The Past

is a lone wolf :
let it pass, and it will sing
to the Northern Lights.
Try to capture it,
and it will attack you.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

What is a mind ?

but a freak and defective
reasoning-processor
with attitude;

a badly-designed
cogitation-apparatus
which, conscious of its
own deficiencies, is just
a mutant, an evolutionary
aberration.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Poetry

is not information
- so this is not a poem
(so far).

Democracy
turns out to be
government
by hypocrisy.


This is now
and certainly
despite your snorts
a poem
(of sorts).

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Orpheus

Animals are
infinitely more enchanting
than music


















even music of the most profound
and temporarily-transforming kind.


Saturday, 7 August 2010

Friday, 6 August 2010

Nakedness

was heroic in ancient Greece,
shameful in Judæa,
the mark of slavery in Rome,

and is thought sinful even now
everywhere Europeans have
worked their dire effects,
because it is dismally,
stupidly configured
with penetrative sex.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Only a fool

can continue to imagine
that life is worth living.
All the living are fools
who have learned nothing
from the living or the dead.

Wider still, and wider -
for no fool is a spider.

(from the Patmospherian Gospel of
St Anthony Vasectomicus

Tome MXM, Cap.666)

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Christianity

slowly, slowly drained
the colour from the world.
Islam puts a little back:
red and black.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Big Brother

Behold!
From a compulsory
but undefined social contract
oozed Nanny Leviathan:
government
by television, newspapers,
and (of course) banks
- backed up by tanks.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

"Gay Pride"

in Belfast:
no-one threw bombs.
Many threw up.

Many tons of rubbish
were thrown down.