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About a foolhardy florilegium

Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri, quo me cumque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes.

The Weeping Willow


I miss the Willow though I know why the ecologists did make her die. Not a native, she choked our streams; so though the tree of the poets dreams all thought of her removed from sight in the war for … Continue reading

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The Fearing


The great Fearing was upon them and it runs across the lands. The Fearing had no substance like the drifting Sands. When the Fearing is upon you, to Hades your Soul is bound; when the Fearing is upon you your … Continue reading

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Fear


It eats away at heart and soul; fear’s freezing heat – a burning coal. It freezes thought, nought can be done; like at our temple there’s a gun. Immobilized in thought and deed so none can move in time of … Continue reading

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Gaia’s revenge


Gaia’s revenge is upon us and now lots of us gonna die; don’t feel too bad about it, there’ll still be stars in the sky. Gaia’ll rebuild the world and the shit we pillaged each day; she”ll sing her sweet … Continue reading

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Black & White


In a colourless world of black and white where all things are seen as wrong or right where “I’m always right and you are wrong” is the rhythm behind almost every song. Where there is no colour, there is no … Continue reading

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Science


I watch them bury truth alive, in their avalanche of ‘facts’, with truth hid in the wilderness; out in the wilder tracts. Not seen by those with lots of letters or titles so supreme who pontificate with bullshit, of which … Continue reading

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So Many


So many years and so many lifetimes, so many forests now burned to the ground. So much of Gaia now turned into graveyards, so many places where nature did wildly abound. So many people all waving their banners. so many … Continue reading

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Finding futures in the past


The echoes of futures, the shadows they’ve cast; our futures are buried so deep in our past. Unless we can solve the labyrinth’s way it’s stuck in this place that we all will stay. Where are the answers but deep … Continue reading

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In the Ghetto


I live with the walking wounded, where their pain is a thing they share; I walk among our world’s unwanted, where no one know how to care. My life’s amongst the great unwashed; emotions all stripped bare but I walk … Continue reading

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‘Knowing’


One day a man invented ‘knowing’ a wondrous way to be; it was the one thing he knew, could set the whole world free. And so he went on ‘knowing’ teaching it to many more but many would own ‘knowing’ … Continue reading

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By and by


There is a place that I once knew where happiness just grew and grew. Where folk were greeted with a smile and asked to linger for a while. People would laugh and play and sing; a place where all could … Continue reading

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The Place


Body Spirit and in song this is a place where I belong. I open wide my heart and mind; I am here now, what will I find?

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Bigotry


When bigotry does rise what part of us then dies? Much Spirit becomes lost; that is the final cost. Our wisdom of the past in ‘progress’ fire we cast for our ‘truth’ so unreal; the coin in which we deal. … Continue reading

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I Stand


I stand because the guilt is mine; I know that I must hold the line. Forefathers failed; they knew the law it was just greed and love of war. Though riches made soon fell away; their karma struck at end … Continue reading

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The Battle


As we battle now with Gaia; our fight against her care. She stands in gentle silence; all offence she will bare. Her heart is always willing; forgiveness is her art. If we but reach out to her she will caress … Continue reading

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