Poem of Spider, Cow, Bee, Money, Society Analogy

The Tree of Life
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Marc Latham saw Terrence Malick‘s Tree of Life yesterday at the Leeds Light Vue Cinema, where it is still showing, and totally recommends it for the best cinematic experience of the year (millennium?), and an all-encompassing philosophy that he’s also been searching for over the last few years, including on this site, but admits he doesn’t completely know what the film is about yet.  He’s off to find out on the web soon…if there is a complete rationale!
Anyway, his latest poem is more stuck in the scandals of British society over recent years, although Malick has also investigated the duality of humanity in previous films, and the latest a little, and was doing this sort of thing a long time before Latham.
Distraction in Spin Action
witness
the deadly bee
said the
spider to me
in the web
you can look
here now
my milked prize
cashcow
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Poem about British Society Built on False Images and Status

Murdoch Mysteries
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Marc Latham watched the House of Commons Select Committee questioning of Rupert and James Murdoch today, and it and all the recent scandals helped inspire this poem.  The poem is general rather than personal though.
Status Haters
Look up
to us
but don’t
search
under
status
of society
there is
no base.

Peter Howson: Folding Mirrors Show Balance of Art

St John Ogilvie
Image by pixelsandpaper via Flickr
I was watching a clip from a BBC documentary about Peter Howson, a Scottish artist, when I noticed he used two mirrors (with a folding effect) to check the balance of his painting, saying you could see all the mistakes that way.
I hadn’t noticed it when watching the whole documentary, so that shows how editing and repeated observations can be beneficial.  The whole video is available from the above link in the UK for three days, and the clip might be available to everybody for longer?
It inspired this Folding Mirror poem, which took a lot less time than Howson’s work, and could probably do with more editing.
Art of Humanity
art surface beauty is usually good enough
the mind is built on selection
look inside yourself
but don’t dig too deep
pictures are never perfect
edit a little over time
don’t destroy it
balance isn’t constant over a life
of change not felt on gallery walls