Usually way more than one circuit
but no literal prophet would credit
how much refit and time is forfeit
within a wordy drugget straitjacket
before I have something to market.
But I can’t be cheap or self plaudit
or the work won’t a worthy target
make. No. It’s more an unending racket
out, in the elements, getting drookit.
Constraints from life will buffet
me alone, typing, penning on my tuffet
as I’ll swim heavy through, a margate,
in the Alpha Ocean seeking a snicket
of meaning here. And there the nugget
of a turned phrase. An adjectival fit.
I’ve some novel idea? Just a trinket.
Be prepared to work, sweat and fidget
for years before you have a toolkit
enough to build up your fictional casket
and flowing well enough to book it.
Going through motions
gratuitous is empty;
makes movies unmoved.
She stretches out
toward me, quiet, direct.
Adam, Eve, Noah,
even Beauty and the Beast
shout deep in our veins.
Forging I alive
is now invigorated.
Life is too short—for—
as choice argument. So flow
laughter as life pro.
Here are three haikus inspired by a chance peek into an interesting looking book at the public library this morning. See below for a quote and reference.
Work, an easier way
Enter the engine
with petrol to imagine
God left on margin.
Oil on a Bell Curve
Hubbert’s curve shows peak
and we drive the gears of growth
down the hill fat, sleek.
The Industrial Conclusion
Oil was a trojan
leaves bleak world post contagion:
“The idea that spirituality might have anything useful to impart to the future can, of course, be counted on to offend a sizeable segment of today’s population. Our culture insists that modern scientific methods of solving problems rendered all other methods obsolete, and it upholds this claim with the same conviction that ran through the religious dogmas of past ages. Yet this declaration of faith begs questions on a far deeper level because scientific methods are only really well suited to certain kinds of questions relating to the ways matter and energy interact–and these questions aren’t as relevant to the current predicament of industrial society as they sometimes seem.”
-taken from p.202 of “The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age”. 2008. John Michael Greer. New Society Publishers (www.newsociety.com), Canada.