Category Archives: value judgments

The word laundry

The “word laundry” is very busy now: The “non involved,” the children “used as shields” Creating euphemisms and bloody how! Certain words we cannot yet allow Tampax,blood and women who, paid,  yield The word laundry is very busy now With … Continue reading

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When such men fall

A lonely man superior to us all As he describes himself in his own words It is no accident when such men fall Around himself he built an iron wall Too thin for perching of the singing birds A lonely … Continue reading

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No self ,no torturer, no sisters dear

Outside wa house ‘t new umbrellas drip ~Wun is red and wun is pretty beige They’re  wa sunshades,  t’weather’s hit a blip If A wer a child A’d sail a ship Or dash in pools  u’ water in mi rage … Continue reading

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A deep ambivalence about being in touch

There is a strange confusion about the desirability and the danger of human communication.We have a landline and  1 or 2 mobile phone yet we often set them so that only certain people can phone us.I did that until a gas … Continue reading

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A fever and intensity of will

After many hours of patient  thought An image  of bright power  came to my mind Enabled by  techniques  my study bought Without such language, anyone is blind. A fever and intensity  of will Made my brain catch fire and flash, ignite. … Continue reading

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Can human sacrifice expunge our sins?

I felt the sun’s heat on the wheelie bins The plastic lids and handles stung my hand The rumbling wheels made their own  ugly din I bumped my leg and nearly burned my shins This work is more familiar to … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt

  http://bostonreview.net/vivian-gornick-hannah-arendt-on-being-jewish   The Jewish Writings is a collection of Arendt’s articles and essays written between 1932 and 1966. For this reviewer, they come as a revelation. I had never understood, exactly, the mental road Arendt traveled to get to … Continue reading

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Intent with purpose,scarcely is life real

Intent with purpose,  we  don’t see life whole We see the figure but ignore its ground We have one thought, to reach our  chosen goal This way of life destroys  our life and soul So shadows, shades penumbra lie unfound … Continue reading

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We misuse reason, rationalise and blend

Perception by itself is not enough A psychopath can use it for bad ends Truth itself may make a conman laugh When we’re targets of the cold and tough We must hide our truths, and lies defend Perception by itself … Continue reading

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What will be a flower,what a weed?

The unshed tears will make our innards bleed The agony disguised  will find its way, Destroy our life and kill the growing seed On this topic many’ ve disagreed Stiff upper lips and  eyes that look like prey The unshed … Continue reading

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