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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Thursday, 31 December 2009

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Racial Identity

Never having known
my father
I'm a quarter of
whatever
you think you are.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

A good cook

is one who can make
a delicious meal
from the detritus in your fridge.

Monday, 28 December 2009

after Rumi

O tongue, you are a chattering disease -
and all our selves are withered worms
curled up on dying trees!

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Recessional

The richest peoples in the world -
with running hot water,
cars, unlimited food and drink
- actually think they are poor,
as they shower their infantilised
offspring with expensive junk.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

The first property

was language,
and with it we exterminated
the Neanderthals.

Now the best property
is the English language,
whose native speakers
are the most depressed
in all the world.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

I love the smells

that other people hate :
chrysanthemums, my armpits,
cattle, horses, durian fruit,
dungheaps and wet dogs,
fresh tar, my socks, decaying logs...

Monday, 21 December 2009

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Exquisite irony

Some of the Victorian asylums
near London have been converted
into "gated communities".

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Error #58, Pius IX, Syllabus of Errors, 1864

"No other forces will be recognised but those which reside in matter,
and all the rectitude and excellence of morality will be directed towards
the accumulation and increase of riches by every possible means,
and the mere gratification of pleasure."

- Pius IX, Pontifex Maximus

Monday, 14 December 2009

'Pygmy' children, seven years old,

male and female,
could - and still can -
feed and look after themselves
in the forest without the help
of the band.

'Civilised' children of similar
age can do little more than play
infantile games
and demand, demand, demand.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

The Christian missionaries

(we don't say fundamentalists)
made and make
all the almost-naked wear
unflattering clothes.

The Islamic missionaries
(whom we call fundamentalists)
make clothed women cover themselves
with even garb that is even less flattering.

Monotheisms mean clothes.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Friday, 11 December 2009

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

No fears where no fence runs

The only human artefact
visible from outer space
is the Great Wall of China.

The forests have gone,
the seas are sick,
the earth is a ravaged vagina
crawling with walls.
Such pettiness, and such insanity!
Fences and walls define humanity.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

It's not intelligence

nor even cunning
that has conquered the world
and raised city
after horrible city -

but our utter, our terrible
lack of pity.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

In the Land of the Raging Loonies

last week, parents were prevented
from escorting other parents' children
to a school play, until they were vetted
for pædophilia and 'criminality'.

At the same time, it was seriously asserted
that an intinerant, mendicant preacher,
one Jesus from Galilee, visited Cornwall
around 2,000 years ago, before he was 30.