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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Monday, 30 June 2008

INTEGRATION

I visit the ugly, local graveyards
to read the names upon the
hideous graves -
the better to know the people I meet
and smile to in the street.

(Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val)

Sunday, 29 June 2008

ANIMAL SACRIFICE

It is difficult to avoid
people who sacrifice
animals to sheer greed
(and mere habit).

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Housework

is better done in the dark:
it's so much easier
and leaves the day free
for sleep or the tending of plants.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

GETTING RECOGNITION

Though dead, Aristarchus 'had to wait'
two thousand years for his proposition
to be endorsed.

Monday, 23 June 2008

The stupidest thing

about The Only Stupid Species
is that, unlike really
successful animals like rats,
cockroaches, spiders
and many other beasts
of true distinction,
we have dread
refuse to eat our dead.

And so The Sixth Extinction.

Virgo:

transparent
and
impenetrable.
Perhaps unbreakable.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Made by humans,

machines are stupid.
We are even more stupid
as we are controlled more and more
by thoughtless machines.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Self-congratulation:

when the last
miserable human
dies, dehydrated
on this dessicated earth
- will he know
or care that
I told you so ?

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Justice

is on all men's lips -
except when they
ostentatiously
shit on it.

Monday, 16 June 2008

The Chippewa

have a word for
The Sickness of Long Thinking.

I have a word for
The Sickness of Bad Thinking:
civilisation.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Friday, 13 June 2008

Thursday, 12 June 2008

In the serenity of my alleged despair

I'm old enough
and wise enough
to know that life should not be engendered
much less saved,

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

He told me I was

'contrary'.
I asked him what the virtue was
in being conventional.

Convenience,
he replied.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

In our 'advanced' society

rites have almost disappeared
to be replaced by fragile,
arbitrary rights.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Friday, 6 June 2008

Art

should challenge us
- not send our debauched consciences to sleep.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008