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Friday, December 31, 2004

C icero M ight H ave S aid

S om e poets w ill proudly tell us

( I have m yself a tim e or tw o )

that poem s com e out of no w here

w hich w ould m ean they are no thing

M aybe they are

B ut if they are then w hat is “are” ?

E xcept absurd

A sound to m ock our w ord

with rhym e

N ot w orth the tim e

taken to say Iam sorry

I should have offered you a drink of w ine

w hile I share this E picurean story

and you im b ibe the d ivine.

2004--the end is the beginning

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Environmental leaders and thinkers on what comes next | Grist Magazine | Main Dish | 03 Nov 2004:

"Array of Hope Environmental leaders and thinkers on what comes next"

When I saw Peter Matthiessen's name in this list , I thought of what he had to say in his interview with Shapiro in A Sense of Place

and I wrote this cinquain-T

Rough Beast from Crawford

Texas cowboy
Not just dumb, proud of it.
Talking like he walks; mocking our

The environmental record of this bunch of beasts is the most egregious---it is a war against the world, it’s beauty, its grace, its awesome majesty. These people are resurrecting the Manichaean ideal from its slumber in an ironic war against the place of its origin.

Monday, December 13, 2004

The holiday season is fast approaching. Time to reflect and share and all that traditional stuff, I guess. Here is a sample of what is current with Brigid. I wanted to use a simple rhyme to be consistent with the sensibilities of possible readers and listeners. The KISS principle, just two colors, if it is good enough for CNN who can argue? And of course eye don't want to confuse all the voters who cannot face the possibility of election vote fraud.

Annual Reflection

One hundred bulbs upon the tree
Symbols of our charity
Pick the color, red or blue
Find the one that speaks for you
Blue is for community
While red the sign of enmity
A year end look at how we live
What we do and how we give
Colors— not just for Christmas anymore.
You get what you
(... pay, vote, pray ) hope for.
Did you get what you hoped for?

If you don't care for my symbolism, I don't appologize, but you may want to read what someone more well known than me, Bill Moyers the winner of this years Harvard Medical's Global Environment Citizen award said in his acceptance speech The Delusional Is No Longer Marginal same song different verses.

Just a sample:

They are the people who believe the Bible is literally true—one-third of the American electorate, if a recent Gallup poll is accurate. In this past election, several million good and decent citizens went to the polls believing in the rapture index. That's right—the rapture index. Google it and you will find that the best-selling books in America today are the 12 volumes of the "Left Behind" series written by the Christian fundamentalist and religious right warrior, Timothy LaHaye. These true believers subscribe to a fantastical theology concocted in the 19th century by a couple of immigrant preachers who took disparate passages from the Bible and wove them into a narrative that has captivated the imagination of millions of Americans.

We are all responsible to varying degrees.

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