Monthly Archives: April 2018

For Pity’s sake…

 

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Psycho-Phil, our intrepid studier of souls,

picks up his ear trumpet

and heads for the pulpits of Europe…

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What noise assails his timpanum!

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In amongst the hoarse braying his well trained ear

picks out a genuine note:

it is one of self-contempt…

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The process that sullied and besmirched our Nation-States

has led to a profound dissatisfaction in the man of modern ideas.

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Our ‘strutting ape’ now suffers.

He would not suffer alone…

 

Grain of truth?…

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“It is possible to honour and respect an unselfish man.

Not for his unselfishness

but because he posseses the right

to be useful to another man at his own cost.”

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“This man, and the other, who are they?”

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Self abnegation in one given to lead

would be no virtue, quite the opposite.

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What is good for one,

is not necessarily good for another.

 

Still Life in Jacksonville…

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The historical sense to which our New Europeans lay claim with such gusto

is derived from a centuries long mingling of classes and races.

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Thanks to this mingling, the past of every form and mode of life

now streams unchecked into modern souls…

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Our instincts run back in all directions simultaneously,

so that, we have ourselves become a sort of living chaos.

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The spirit, again, immediately perceives an advantage to this cultural dilettantism.

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Our pallettes can quite easily accommodate both Homer and Shakespeare

in equal measure and yet still revel in the clashing colours

such a combination inevitably produces.

Last Laugh…

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The New European,

in need of a costume

rifles through the storehouse of history

but finds none that quite fit…

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We may consider the twenty-first century (common age)

with regard to these wayward

predilections of style…

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In vain, we parade ourselves as Romantic,

or Baroque, or…

But, alas, nothing now suits us.

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The spirit, being spirit,

spies an advantage in this,

our despair.

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We are a fledgling age of Carnival,

in our ill-fitting garb

we make ready to take to the World Stage…

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As Buffoons of God!