of a backward WOLF
you surely go
against the FLOW
of a backward WOLF
you surely go
against the FLOW
Ash tree and mountain clouds anyway, a few hours after a heavy thunder, lightning, rain and hail storm cleared the air.
3 poems I made time to post to Facebook this morning; then one more, changing the title of this post to wordplay Poetry and Philosopher with numbers:
Silence is golden, subtle movement surreal
rising to the task: thought: tremendous
dividing again, creating new neural pathways…
12.02 running glue
drips from sticky sky
no more gravity defiance
to trees, falling in lime compliance
it’s all in your mind:
your it’s all mind
Bonus poem thought of here, falling into Moby Memory Gospel state of mind. After seeing it take shape, I crafted it into a Folding Mirror poem.
Thinking of Dogs: Wolves and Walks
do dogs dream of when they were wolves
I probably know what you’re thinking
if you’re younger than me
because I passed through
while I was sinking
deeper into my life experience
the variables anyway but maybe not
if dogs dream of their today and tomorrow
On warm thermals sky
sunny space I fly
swoop swift as swallow
no path to follow…
The above poem, like yesterday’s, were written within the Facebook regulations for a colourful setting/large case text.
While I could write poetry and philosophy all day, I lack the inspiration due to lack of interest/commercial success; being in the middle of the Establishment/Liberal Establishment – Right/Left divide; despite being a doctor of philosophy and I think being right about most things over the last twenty years!
My mind escaped for a while last night and this morning to write these on Facebook:
Poetry is so easy to write
when its kept nice and light
but digging deep can strain
risking fracking up the brain.
Feel whole again
now sun’s back in me,
filling up cracks with
cement called vitamin D
sleep, coffee, sun
brain’s idea of fun
three merge to one:
all 4 poem stimulation!
Difference between prediction and prophecy:
I called my main fantasy football team last August:
‘A Season Too VAR’. (VAR : Video Assisted Referee was introduced, and I thought it’d be controversial and a big talking point; wordplaying the WW2 movie A Bridge Too Far; and me thinking of retiring from it)
If I’d called it ‘A Season Too Corona’, that’d be prophecy: as VAR was known to me, but not coronavirus! (the season has been on hold since March).
If you liked the above, my last poetry collection is full of similar, and many much more detailed and lengthy; when I still thought I could inspire my demographic and make a difference for humanity; alas, they are now steamrolling into greater calalmity; but if there is a God, it dealt humanity an almost impossible hand; unless it can totally control itself as a global species, which looks beyond it!:
Inspired by werewolf folklore, a moon or two before the start of mistYmuse 2019/20, and after a decent summer of exercise, at the start of October just after my 54th birthday, I decided to stop cutting my hair and shaving. These are the last photos beforehand (for art and science rather than bravado and machismo):
We’re overtime on mistYmuse 2019/20 now, as we started early in October last year – it runs for the traditionally toughest four months of the year weather-wise, and puts a good spin on it by focusing on the late sunrises in the first two months, and increasing light in the second half.
British Summer Time to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) / UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
In October the sunrises seemed to be getting towards the late sunrise times of mid-December, which are ideal for the start of most people’s days, being between 8-9am across the UK; as well as giving more darkness for sleep.
As I wrote in a blog here on fmpoetry (October 22nd), focusing on the Leeds time, mistYmuse central!:
‘The sunrise times will reach their BST late peak on Saturday October 26th at 07.53, and with the clocks going back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)/(UTC) overnight, they’ll go back to 06.55 – back earlier than the sunrise time of September 25th (06.56).
They’ll continue getting later a couple of minutes a day, and will reach Saturday’s sunrise time of 07.53 again just over a month later on November 27th.’
GMT/UTC to BST
Now, in contrast, we changed from GMT/UTC to BST last week, moving the clocks forward an hour from 05.48 on the 28th March, to 06. 45 on the 29th March; with the three minutes difference the normal process for this time of year.
The sunrises (really the time when we can see the sun, due to our planet’s axis tilt and orbit around our star, according to astronomy) continue getting about three minutes earlier (as if we’re climbing a stairs in a skyscraper for a better view, with each day a step).
As it took just under a month to get back to the time before the hour clock change in October/November, it will reach the March 28th/29th time of 05.48 over the 22nd to 23rd April: 5.49 to 5.46.
So enjoy the darker mornings and later sunrises this month, and for all those who’ve completed mistYmuse 2019/20 I praise you! (it seems a long time since Scooter opened it!!):
Try not to look directly at the sun; or spend too much time in front of screens.. and avoid groomers and covid like the plague!
Looking on the bright side, I read there’s a bright new comet in the sky that should be visible to the naked eye soon…
The note I made 18 months ago that came in useful on Saturday, for my last sunrise b4 BST photos, with the sunrise then at 83 degrees east; so I knew it would be visible:
My Public Health Contribution
Coronavirus hand-washing: a guide as I understand it.
While avoiding people’s breath seems clear, how the virus survives on surfaces has had mixed messages so far.
As I understand it, it’s if somebody with coronavirus has left it on a surface, which you then touch, and then touch a part of your body open to the inside: mouth, nose etc, and I presume cuts etc.
So you only really need to wash your hands if you’ve touched something that may have coronavirus on it: when you’ve been out, or brought something from the outside in. It’s supposed to survive on hard surfaces longer than soft, but only for hours, up to 72.
So if you haven’t been out for 72 hours and not brought anything in, you should be safe, and not have to stress about washing hands all the time.
Contagion Movie and Coronavirus Reality
I watched Contagion (2011) on ITV4 last week; inspired by the coronavirus outbreak, as I hadn’t watched it before!; and it had a lot of similarities with what’s happened with coronavirus: especially it starting in the Chinese animal food chain: Screen Rant comparison between the two.
I think Chinese culture has a lot of positives, especially the martial arts exercise and philosophy; pandas and eco initiatives; but really think they could improve their food chain; as the whole world could.
Blogging and Writing
Unlike the blogger in Contagion, I’ve tried to really provide an entertaining public service model, which is one of the reasons I haven’t made much money.
Blogging has also been useful to me for getting my views down as they happen, so I can look back on them. Today, I remembered blogging criticism of Boris Johnson (‘Well, the Chinese are showing us that that is the approach we have got to have in the future.” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2464791/Boris-Johnson-takes-dramatic-helicopter-flight-Hong-Kong.html) and George Osbourne for wanting a ‘Chinese-style’ high development country when they visited China and Hong Kong in 2013; it was also criticised in The Guardian!
I advertise my books because I believe in them, and always will; although they have largely been ignored, as far as I know! I have been ready to hand the baton over to Greta Thunberg and her Children of the Quorn since she arrived over the horizon (linking at the last moment to the original topic in this blog post; previously unforeseen and unplanned, in true spontaneous prose style!).
Last sunrise before British Summer Time (BST) starts tomorrow, with the clocks being put forward an hour overnight. So this morning’s sunrise was 05.48 and tomorrow’s will be 06.45 (going earlier 3 minutes really, apart from the hour change, all the way back to 04.35 (03.35 really) on the June summer solstice).
The sunrise is just south of the big tree marking my visibility boundary and a long way from the buildings it rose between on March 6th, just over 3 weeks ago. They are shown in the third photo.
The Time and Date website says today’s sunrise position is 83 degrees east. At the December solstice it was 131 degrees east, which is over the park focused on in the original photos more than a decade ago, and south of the city centre, visible at the bottom of the cover photo. The buildings in the above photo (and March 2nd and 6th) are north of the city centre.
On the June summer solstice the sunrise will be at 46 degrees east. Those figures don’t mean much to me either, but if you can remember them, and where the sun or moon are when they rise on them, you can know where the sunrise or moonrise is going to be in the future; as I did this morning, as the first time I used them was to record a moonrise in that location!
3 equinox photos focused on sun; at the start accidental, then intentional; when placed in time order (6.16, 6.18 and 6.19), with no previous planning, reminded me of the theory that Orion’s Belt inspired the positioning of the great pyramids in Mexico, China and Egypt (photo link):
It’s only a theory, that I only know a little about, from a few documentaries and websites, and that has been debated by much more knowledgeable on the matter people than me. Here’s the photos:
I became aware (then a-were!) of one of the most prominent experts, Graham Hancock; on BBC breakfast news promoting his new book at the time; while writing XaW Files, and included a reference to him. He works outside mainstream science, providing himself with more freedom, but also therefore criticism as a ‘pseudo-scientist’, and criticism online after publishing rather than by academic peers before.