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, 29 April 2008

Monday, 28 April 2008

Utopia -

such a relief to know
it could never
and doesn't
and cannot exist.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Friday, 25 April 2008

Shrivelled

by the dragon-breath
of academics,
wizened as a mummy's dug:
Contemporary Poetry.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Humility

is really knowing
what you really are:

the only kind of animal
that sneers.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

GLOSS ON A POEM BY R.L. STEVENSON

Love - what is love ? A stupid, aching heart;
rage, tears, more rage, regret and long despair.
Life - what is life ? Expulsion from the lair
into a world that is a world apart.

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Friday, 18 April 2008

Thursday, 17 April 2008

MINOTAUR

The terrible difference
between Man and Beast
is the terrible power
of arrogance.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

The anti-rights

of the anti-man
and the anti-woman
are only three:

The right to question everything
- everything
The right to be illiterate
The right to have no name.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

With this poem

which you may think is not a poem
I offer you more than a poem:
a little gift of silence.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Religion :

more an attempt to
justify the unjustifiable
than to explain the inexplicable.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

You write a poem,

stop. Then silence.
The silence is
a better poem:
the rest is
(as Verlaine wrote)
merely literature.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Saturday, 5 April 2008

A true atheist

is truly hard to find.
As they say in Albania:
Vetë e vërteta s'është shumë e fuqishme -
The truth, in truth, has little power.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Hate

is a poor protection
from hurt:
a soiled nappy*
never removed.
Contempt is much saner.
The Cynic's secret of life
is to loaf, despise,
and be happy.

*[US: Diaper]

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

'Made in God's image',

the only species to make
war on itself
and all other species.

And you wonder why
I loathe monotheisms
and am ashamed to be human!