We’ve had greenygrey human, wolves, animals and natural environment focused XaW Files, so what could be the fifth and last XaW File. Well, super fittingly for the former Andy Wolfhol, it’s art focusing on the previous four categories.
Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, head honcho of Greenygrey Creation in the absence of Andy Wolfhol; our inspirations in the human world are Baron Wolman and Andy Warhol.
Having analysed my files, the Greenygrey has decided that the far east of Russia is the best place to start the search for ol’ Wolfhol, with strong signals received from that location in the Googlesphere.
Marc Latham thinks his latest Folding Mirror poem has several inspirations. Here on WordPress a discussion on City Jackdaw‘s blog got Marc thinking about a question asked: Is it the appreciation of art, and of beauty, that sets us apart?
Marc’s also been doing a little biological research on the web, thinking about doing a poem about the two halves of human and animal bodies, getting as far as bilateral symmetry. There’ll hopefully be more poems about that in the future.
It’s Right to Conserve What’s Left
That’s in its early stages, and this poem quickly developed into a wildlife and nomadic tribes focus, no doubt inspired by Marc recently finding lots of interesting environmental conservation and Native American groups on Facebook and Google+.
Finally, he was listening to old Scorpions and Rainbow music before and while writing the poem, and they have some spacey environmentally conscious songs. So instead of the usual photos above and below the poems he’s embedded the videos.
Human Direction, Wildlife Freedom
nothing left, or up
outside the human mind
written down at least
do dolphins think
in such a way
or do they see the ocean
as eagles fly the sky
turning by sonar, circling on instinct
the land was once open
for nomadic tribes to follow seasons
each day like play
not worrying over
making roots of concrete
inside living mother earth
feeling down, squandered right
Marc Latham is reading Peter Prew’s The Human Reality at the moment, and it inspired this poem. Prew argues that humanity has been showing the same signs of delusion as a schizophrenic since it gave up its nomadic way of life; when it lived at one with nature and had a horizontal social stratification under the Great Spirit.
Prew considers that since human communities grew and became sedentary, the social stratification has become vertical, and this has led some humans to seek power and declare themselves special under their god. Consequently, this has led to wars with other human communities, who have also developed in a similar way. Prew believes it has also led to enslavement and poverty for many.
Sky gods whispered
to Earthmother of the
the Great Spirit of all.
But humanity hid it under monotheism
Jesus Christ crucified for humanity’s sins
Prophets followed speaking of God dreams
people were kept in dark
with love to representatives
of warring Gods.