Archive for October, 2019

Thursday, October 31st, 2019


It was the middle of the night
We were looking down upon the river from the sky
The boats were lined up very neatly

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019


Flutes and drums; Gods and spirits.
An ambition to be greater than one is.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019


What was once an umbrella is now no more than a stick and a rag. It’s a metaphor.

Monday, October 28th, 2019


What adorns their head? What embellishes their rear?
Take care not to approach too close . . .

Sunday, October 27th, 2019


At the Lidl (or the Aldi)
They were doing three for two on packs of five for one day only
But the mathematics was too much for me

Saturday, October 26th, 2019


At the Sainsbury’s Local
Some stuff
Is “gluten free”
Which is good
Because I don’t like paying
For gluten

Friday, October 25th, 2019


At the Sainsbury’s Local I asked if they had any Gender Fluid
They said I should try the pharmacy

Thursday, October 24th, 2019


If an elephant gets tired and longs for peace,
he’ll lie down regally in the fiery sands.
                                                                      – Vladimir Mayakovsky, “Lilichka! In Place of a Letter”

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019


— Clear your mind of cant (Samuel Johnson)
— Do not attempt to improve your neighbor or your neighborhood by what or how you read. (Emerson)
— A scholar is a candle which the love and desire of all men will light. (Emerson and Wallace Stevens)
— One must be an inventor to read well (Emerson)
(Thank you, Harold Bloom & David Lehman)

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019


To minimise friction on a wing
The layer of air nearest the surface
Should always move smoothly