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Olympics 2012: Fine Zen of Fencing

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, with the latest sports news from the Olympics. Congratulations to Lizzie Armitstead and Rebecca Adlington for winning Team GB’s first gold medals, and to the men’s footie team for their first win too.

Team GG

Team GG noticed great greenygrey performances by the Lithuanian swimming team (tracksuits and caps), and also the Italian synchronised divers (swimsuits).

But it was the fencing that really got our attention on Day 2.

We found that just watching the fencing without sound was quite surreal. With the fencers looking grey a lot of the time, and green or red lights being used to show when the fencers scored, we thought it was quite reminiscent of the Greenygrey world, with Grey providing the foundation, and Green brightening it up at times.

Yes, some fine zen moments indeed.

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Poem comparing war and propaganda to natural disasters

lava fountain, lava flow, Eruption column
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Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem draws an analogy between natural disasters and human wars. Are human wars as natural, unpredictable and unstoppable as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Human history up to the current time suggests so. The poem is shaped like a volcanic eruption, with the lower half of the poem preceding the upper half narratively.
Here’s the poem:
Natural Disasters
nuclear winter clouds all
bombers above radar
missiles fly silent
artillery arches
shellshock
war erupts out of earthquake words
propaganda
leaders launch
masses find voice
ideology under religion
culture clash tectonic impact
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk).

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. ┬áHe’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