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Poetry and Philosophy 10th Anniversary

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Heart is Where the ear Feels at Home

The above poem image uses a shenel (my genius word within a word invention), paraphrasing the proverb that:

‘A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.’;

mixing it with the common opening to a word of advice:

‘A word in your ear…’

3 letters completing a word h(ear)t is probably always going to be worth more than the first two letters without another to complete a word h(ea)d;

thinking of Monopoly myself, where you buy houses and then a hotel; the letters in the shenel phrase (e, a and r) are like houses, and the complete word like a hotel.

*The heading wordplays the phrase ‘Home is where the heart is.’

Halloween Special Poet Scary Philosophy

The above is the only colourful background Facebook post since the last time. So for Halloween I thought I’d provide a little explanation to the use of metaphor in the partly autobiographical poem.

The first three sections refer to my age of 56, and being about two-thirds of the average age; and basement floor about my ‘position in society’, despite being a PhD graduate.

Crow cluttered claw was just chucked in for a Halloween feel, and I liked the alliteration. I was thinking of finishing with a simple line that smoothly ended the poem, but then thought I’d punk it up with the above; note how ‘shut window’ is open to interpretation: was the window shut after the spitting or was it already shut?

Halloween COP26

Today, for Halloween; or to counter the way the greenYgrey has been misinterpreted with the passing of time; and COP26 starting tomorrow, I wrote this:

The greenYgrey was created as a nice friendly Scooby Doo-inspired veggie werewolf; to show wolves’ good side, and not the negative propagated by fairy-tales etc; and that’s the way it’ll always be.

Sixteen years later, I’ve become much older and colder; probably what I should be, as a rational middle-aged PhD graduate.

In some ways it’s as a result of the way I’ve seen humanity going, but in others it’s that I reached the end of my philosophical quest, and found that whatever humanity does will be negative. While I grew up thinking it was the negative side to humanity that caused all the problems, I realised that the positive can be worse: destroying the planet with more humans, development, transport, presents etc.

The real horror of Halloween is all the products sold… but don’t let that stop you having a good time… as it probably won’t make much difference in the world picture, compared to some of the biggest populations not signing up to green initiatives etc.

Epilogue

Thinking about it afterwards, I thought that gave another explanation to the ‘Beyond Humanity’ sub-title: that it’s beyond humanity to stop destroying the planet, without completely changing our thinking (and what it means to be human?) and uniting a divided world!

POETRY PHILOSOPHY 5 MORE

Sometimes when looking for UFOs
I see distant swifts or swallows
initially disappointed I wonder why
I’m looking for alien metals in sky
when our world’s full of natural hallows.

The two above are the original and a shorter version for a colourful background. Here’s four more written within the word count for a colourful background: