Category Archives: Science

Poetry and Philosophy 10th Anniversary

Free ebook to download of peak pagan poetry and philosophy book from this website, before the creative juices dried, and the desire to create structured poetry declined; resulting in the slow and sublime entropy of the last decade (and third poetry collection), and the literary nonsense prose poetry of XaW Files: Beyond Humanity. Then there were the snippets of Facebook colourful background poems, and now, just a big empty void.

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New and Last of Trilogy Folding Mirror Poetry Book

After telling readers they should only buy the print book if they really want to read it; due to paper/wood concerns; I again turn normal publicity on its head by declaring my new book not as good as its predecessor, the very excellent 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections.

While that was filled with optimism this is more dystopian; the end of my use of the Folding Mirror form; but contains a few classic poems and they look nice in their Folding Mirror shapes. They have all been published on this website over the last decade, in line with the freedom of information ethos I’ve worked with.

I also kept the prices at their minimums allowed by Amazon and free on Prime; and you can take out a free month’s trial.

Thanks to everybody who has contributed to the poetry and this site over the last 15 or so years. The reason then was to try to make a difference, and that song’s still the same. I was a realist then, and thought I was only slowing down our decline rather than saving us; and recent events have shown how powerless we are; but I’m less inclined now to feel despair!

reclaim rainbow: POETRY PHILOSOPHY 5 MORE

Humanity sells rainbows only way it
can; can’t can; can
market and advertise, creating logo copies for impressionable eyes!
Reclaim the rainbow:
4 hetero 2, high or low;
never touching Earth for capture;
nobody’s possession,
free of humanity’s obsession.

TV taught me comedy,
TV told me to think freely,
TV opened my eyes to astronomy,
now TV says all wrong – wonky wokery!

I see trees full of leaves again;
birds enjoying bountiful scran.
Rich say nature’s in decline,
but flaunt their fatuity, so fine!

Sky forever,
whatever weather!
Humanity can’t understand/spoil it all;
neverending sprawl;
spinning info that seems beyond control!

Death becomes you, when life leaves, leafless trees, hairless bodies, sun dried, decaying to earth, threading rebirth, thrown free

POETRY PHILOSOPHY 5 MORE

Sleep is the great equaller,
sandpiper, cheetah, tarantula;
legs balance, but totals differ:
1+1, 2+2, 4+4

Miss sea, see sky, sunlight colours same: blue, grey, cyan open ocean.
Clouded: creates everchanging coves, fjords, lakes, lochs; slow motion!

Don’t just reach for the sky: dive in;
for its depth is neverending!

Thought I heard my spirit call me, travelling over mind and body;
tympanic thunder, hobnail hail and lithe lightning connecting 33…

Only look up high,
admire those who fly,
thankful sun lights sky,
planeTV spins us lie,
never know why,
live and die,
2 get bye…

sunrise NEARLY HIDES, but smiles

The ‘sunrise’ did make it just between the two buildings this morning, but should be more in the middle on Sunday and Monday, when it moves a degree from 71 to 70 ° ENE. it stays on 71 tomorrow.

With the sunrise scheduled for 6.03 (it would be 5.03 without BST), I thought it was rising behind the building it just got inside, as it was 6.15 when it appeared, and it had been lighting up the city centre buildings for a few minutes… reminding me of the now long ago mistYmuse mornings!

Three days ago it was at 73 ° ENE.

Nine days ago it was at 77 ° ENE.

mARCH EQUINOX SCIENCE

Midwinter Until Spring Equinox creates the MUSE part of mistYmuse. The first part consists of Most Ideal Sunrise Times, and they seem a long time ago now. The sunrise times have retreated from about 08.30 to just after 6. Really, it’s just our first sight of the sun, with the northern hemisphere now tilted towards our star, as it continues its regular orbit.

This is our current position in the solar system according to theplanetstoday:

In midwinter we were at 12 o’ clock, with the northern hemisphere mostly pointed out to space. That meant the northern hemisphere had a lower share of sunlight than the southern. Now we are equal.

After this second instalment of the mistYmuse closing day ceremony is quite serious; like a band playing a slower number mid set; I can promise a rocking third post to bring the curtain down on mYm 20/21.

ancient astronomy city centre sunrises

The March equinox was yesterday and today is the end day of mistYmuse 20/21: four months after mYm 20/21 started, and five months after False Dawn Week! I hope it helped you through the traditionally toughest four or five months in the UK and northern hemisphere year.

This is one of three posts I hope to bring you today, bringing the biggest mistYmuse ever to a fireworks finale!

Ancient Astronomy Angle

I wasn’t awake for this morning’s sunrise, but wasn’t too bothered, as was for last year’s, and can see from this 20/3/20 photo how much the sun is further along the horizon from the three buildings it rose near on March 12th this year (as seen in photo below it).

March 20th:

March 12th:

On March 6th (last year), for the most iconic of mornings, the sun rose the other side of the three buildings:

On February 28th, this year, those three buildings are nearly out of the photo, and the hospital (circle above) becomes the next landmark;

On the 17th of February (last year) the sun was over the city centre, with the hospital (circled) nearly out of the photo. That tree has now been cut, exposing the pylon behind it.

A week earlier (on February 10th this year), it rose near the pylon, between the city centre and the south of the city across the River Aire:

On January 29th it had been below the city centre altogether.