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X Files Parody Reaches Russian Siberia Krasnoyarsk

There were three writers
on Wikipedia’s Krasnoyarsk
so I thought I’d combine
them with recent thoughts
plots and characters
from XaW Files’s Russian odyssey
and the style of it and its two
predecessors in living memory
to make the tenth episode
out of a planned twenty-four
in line with X Files Season 1.
Is three hours of
research, thought and writing
an enjoyable luxury struggle
too self-centred
for a modern capitalist country
grown too over-populated
for anyone to really matter;
and in an age when everybody
is led to believe
that they do matter
because they can all create
art, media and communicate
in the quickest time
with no need to think
of the sublime.
Bring me back from my rambles
make me work 9 to 5
even if I don’t earn enough
to pay tax
you’ll have clipped wings
from air to cabinet
where you can watch
every move I make
and feel that now
you can fly higher
and feel more alive.
Sometimes I resent
working like this
for little reward
but then I remember
it’s my choice
and I’m trying to entertain
publicise and sell
doing something I like
with my World Cup dreams
having passed for longer
than they lived.

 XaW Files Chapter 1, Episode 10

Dreams of the Blighty Summer

Pleased to meet you Krasnoyarsk,
I’m sorry to disturb you, it may be crass
“no y’ ask” you say, thank you,
have you seen our Andy Wolfhol,
who I think may have passed this way,
for your city is known for natural beauty
and your name is structurally like greenYgrey
only with an extra o before the y,
and when I saw your city at twilight time
it really did look greenYgrey
with the extra o represented by orange in the sky;
although there is also pink in the sky,
and black and white mountains, snow and houses
so that would make it more like Krasnopbwyarsk
if we were true to the detail,
and did not take artistic licence.
‘Ya,’ Krasnoyarsk replied, ‘there was a werewolf
passed through some time ago
looked a little like the picture you painted
and had a mantra that went something like ‘wolf not war.’

See Andrei Makine Dreams of My Russian Summers

Let Trees be my Statues, and Clouds their Pigeons

Astafiyev, V.P.
Astafiyev, V.P. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is a life not better remembered with a living form: a tree rather than a statue. Although statues can be great works of art, are those of life forms such as humans more representative of those life forms than other life forms, such as trees.

While a good statue can provide an image of a person during their life; often an idealised representation based on their mythology; as a Yahoo Answer stated, ‘plants have the same cellular respiratory paths to provide metabolic energy, using oxygen and giving off CO2, as animals do.’

see Viktor Astafyev statue

Thinking and Writing Better than Listening and Talking

Bert the Butterfly whispered to me that he was not a real butterfly. He had been a real butterfly once. A beautiful black, grey and white butterfly that liked to eat from yellow flowers, with green stalks. His image was captured by a human; using a camera.

WWW (Wet Wide Web) [Explored]
WWW (Wet Wide Web) [Explored] (Photo credit: Rickydavid)
That image was posted onto the WWW, and in the greenYgrey world he became Bert the Butterfly. Bert made it clear he was a metafiction: where readers are made aware that they are reading a fictional work; a literary form that makes use of elements of fairy tale construction and literary parody.

Bert said it was now time to popov, and flew back towards the natural world.

see Yevgeni Anatolyevich Popov literary style.

Butterfly eye - canon 550d
Butterfly eye – canon 550d (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

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Nature Photos and Images from Google+

As yesterday’s XaW Files had mostly animals and birds, and some natural environment, today’s fourth batch of five files focuses on the Natural Environment. This of course provides bird and animal life a home.

There are  some animals and birds in the photos; or just birds and butterfly to be exact; although one mountain looks like an elephant, as the Greenygrey often looks like a wolf.

Nature Photos and Images

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman. Today’s XaW Files contain lots of nature photos from the Googlesphere with one thing in common; well, there may be more than one, but I’ve only looked for one; and that’s that they are all greenygrey.

The captions contain the names of those who posted them on Google+.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the fifth and final batch of the XaW Files.

Bernd. F on Google+
Rupert Kogler on Google+
Justin Matthew on Google+
John Brody on Google+
dimka angelova on Google+
Raven Partida on Google+
Dalibor Pačić on Google+
Stefanie Schächtel on Google+
Maşuğa Rabıta on Google+
Caro X on Google+
delano lex on Google+
Philippe Avenel on Google+

Emma Maxwell on Google+
Dubie Bacino on Google+
Helen Nikola on Google+
Caro X
nimish raiyani
Just Relax…

 

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New Poetry Wordplay Phrases in Creation Bonanza

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, theory of relatively
new poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey,
home of werewolf wordplay.
It’s training day today,
with Susie Dentinfang sniffing me the way.

Werewolf Wordplay at the Greenygrey 

Proper rope bag
Proper rope bag (Photo credit: Pantera and Mateusz)

For those reading this in the human world, ‘sniffing the way’ is apparently a Greenygrey version of the human phrase ‘showing the ropes’.

It seems a long time since I made my debut, and ‘a lot of howls have flown over the forest’ since then; that’s a Greenygrey version of the human phrase ‘a lot of water has flowed under the bridge’.

Wordplay Confuses Cats about Greenygrey

Talking of flow, I’m getting into the flow of the Greenygrey world and language now. Unlike these cats, who seem to have taken ‘greenygrey’ being used as a shortened version of the human phrase ‘sitting on the fence’ literally.

TakePart.com
TakePart.com

Cats, there’s nowhere to sit there! And don’t you lot get confused: the Greenygrey has no answers; only questions… Y?

New Spring Poem for Summer

So much time has passed since my debut that Marc Latham’s latest published Folding Mirror poem now seems out of date; as summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere, and winter in the southern; and the poem celebrates spring, which is now at rest with autumn/fall.

Anyway, it’s too early to whine over mass extinction (that’s a Greenygrey version of ‘too late to cry over spilt milk’), here’s the poem:

sunrise
sunrise (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

Abundant Life, Lives Absolutely 

sunrise of the year
should be spring
surge movement
spins life cycle
full speed

open sky fuels life, nourished by faraway sun

whirling buzzing
birds and bees
busy trees
making the most
of their natural time

dragonfly
dragonfly (Photo credit: schopie1)

P.S. Susie says you lot were passed as Greenygreyliens at the Board of Greenygrey’s last New Moon council.

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Poem about Caterpillar and Butterfly Metamorphosis

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem is the 121st of 121 in his upcoming 242 Folding Mirror Poems and Reflections book. He intended to write the introduction for the book this morning, but instead wrote another FM poem! We’ll hopefully bring you that next week. Here’s poem 121; it’s written as the butterfly and its previous states are usually physically seen, with butterfly in air down to grounded egg; it can be read chronologically from the bottom:
Butterfly in Flight
Butterfly in Flight (Photo credit: Christine ™)
The Caterpillar and Butterfly: Metamorphosis in the Middle
Angels love the way butterflies manifest
shimmering wings harmoniously synchronise
fluttering over aromatic magnoliophyta
free after metamorphosis in pupa.
One type of colourful creature entered
different looking one emerged
tissue, limbs and organs alter
and flightless bug has a bright future.
hanging out on a branch, having eaten leaves for brunch
A pretty pleasant crawler is the caterpillar
leading double life as larva
sometimes allying with ants
and shedding cuticles instar stage apolysis.
Originating in a leaf-glued egg
on certain species-specific host-plants
seemingly inactive and vulnerable
but all the time appropriating defences.
English: Io moth caterpillar seen on the wall ...
English: Io moth caterpillar seen on the wall to the visitors center building in Loxahtachee National wildlife Refuge, Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Marc Latham’s central website is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk)