Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions, an uncommonplace-book from the Armpit of Diogenes, binge-thinker jottings since 2008 .

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


(what the donkey would hate
if donkeys could hate)


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


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


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

Saturday 21 August 2010

Friday 20 August 2010


for one who will never read this

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


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
with attitude;

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

Tuesday 10 August 2010


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

turns out to be
by hypocrisy.

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

Sunday 8 August 2010


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


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


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

Tuesday 3 August 2010

Big Brother

From a compulsory
but undefined social contract
oozed Nanny Leviathan:
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.