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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Saturday, 31 July 2010

Employment :

the strings
that pathetic human
puppets dangle
from - and are emotionally
strangled.

Friday, 30 July 2010

A humble refutation of monotheism

If we are 'made in God's image',
God must be a pretty ugly animal
compared with, say, a Slow Loris.




















And if we are the best that God
could produce, God help Him!

(I guess he didn't so much die
as lose the will to live...)

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Tournament of values

What nobody will learn at school
is the only thing worth knowing:
how to live.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A Maundering

I am so disgusted by double-think,
mendacity, hypocrisy and greed
that I sometimes think that if
al-Qaïda of the Amazing Aircraft
were vegetarian non-breeders
I'd join them.

But then I remember that a certain
Adolf Schicklgruber Hitler
was a vegetarian non-breeder...














'There are no good guys.'



Monday, 26 July 2010

If thoughts ever

become clear in the
clogged sewers of our brains
we will have become mere
processing-plants.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Truth

is ambiguity.
It mocks.
The greatest truth
is paradox

and cocks
love other cocks.

Friday, 23 July 2010

The least of our crimes against Nature

is the sensory deprivation
and boredom of domestic animals
unto dullness, depression
and death.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

"Day unto day

uttereth speech,
and night unto night showeth knowledge"

- Psalm 19:2

A kind of lampshade, skin
over skeleton, I glow
from the softness of
your passion
moon-fashion
and not inflamed
by man's mean fury
his insane and mere complexity

Feel! I festoon
your labyrinthine, abracadabrantine stair
with a sub-luminary softening
that cannot come from ordinary light

That rare and velvet
darkening
is a kind of kind shadow-flare
that makes us both aware
of the sheer simplicity of sanity
Deep in the sewer,
the brain's profanity,
hearkening
to each other's heart,
we perform the elegant and touching rite.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Television

Not the Black
nor the White
but the Bright Death
of Difference -

the seductive, hypnotic
meta-holocaust.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Expensive and poor,

religion is just
an expensive and poor
substitute for simple
or animal connection.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

America

Dreams
are oracles
that few can interpret;
but fantasies
are desperate.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

"The land of the free"

is one of only a few
from which the poorest
cannot escape.

Which is why
there are no American
refugees.

Friday, 16 July 2010

The only time

that I like civilisation
is when I am confronted
by its ruins
and its ruin.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Trees

give more than they take.
Is that why we cut them down
instead of worshipping them ?

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

We don't say

'Beware of Trojans bearing gifts',
since almost all of them were slaughtered
except Æneas, his father,
and some anonymous others.

The Trojan horse
was Greek, of course.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

In the afterlife

everything goes very
very slowly
because we are still
very old.

This is excellent in orgies
but not so good
in offices.

Monday, 12 July 2010

George W. Bush was quite right :

there is no word in French
(or any other language, except Japanese
which uses the same word in the same way)
that corresponds with the English word
entrepreneur.

Entreprise in French means 'business',
and un entrepreneur is anyone
who does a job for money or reward.

(This, of course is neither an apophthegm
nor a poem.)

Civilisation :

the war against the longing
it creates.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Switzerland

Just reversing the colours
of a flag does not diminish
your insanely profitable crimes.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Thursday, 8 July 2010

from the Library of Zion

The most prized
bookmarks in history
would have been manufactured
from the undecayed
pressed foreskins
of leadingNazis.
But few or none were made.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Most information

is useless
(if not dangerous)
without the information
to inform it.

And so it goes...

Friday, 2 July 2010

Superlative

(inspired by Orhan Veli)

FOR ANGELOS PETROUTSAS


I love thin hairy bearded men,
I also love hunky working men
and sexy men on the dole
(I'd make the latter piles of toast) -
but I love thin, hunky, working-but-
unemployed, bearded men the most.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Ergmadromic

football's
goal-driven skill
displays the spoiled infantilism
of the European will.