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Equinox and Noel Gallagher’s Flying Birds Awaken Dead Poet’s Society

Is Noel Gallagher trying to reform Oasis or has he joined me
in my downward spiral movement Dead Poet’s Society
with his new Dead to the World single melancholy.

Coincidentally, I wrote this little poem last week before hearing the song yesterday; the latter after reading an article in LouderSound; so it didn’t really awaken my Dead Poet’s Society, (a 1989 movie), which I first used to signal the end of the era referenced in line 3 (Earth-saving inspired creativity) of this new limited resources (like our planet!) scraping the bottom of the barrel, one trick pony, flogging a dead horse after the ship has sailed (four idioms combined) poem!
It was written around the equinox, so that could have been an unconscious factor, with the one and only sun having more effect on our planet, as seen in the gYgPOP (greenYgreyPinkyOrangePurple) aurora over the UK this week; which needed a solar storm facing us too!?

Seven Years Beyond Humanity

Ain’t got a dog in the human race
rather be an oddity deep in space
never gonna find uncharted seas
prefer seeing a crowd of trees
too unbalanced to get off my face!

Line 1 metaphorically inspired by the phrase ‘haven’t got a dog in the fight’; and in reality, I don’t have a dog.
Line 2 references David Bowie’s song Space Oddity.
Line 3 juxtaposes the world now being well mapped and me being quite old; metaphorically, it also works for my creativity now, with my search for oceans of originality (greenYgrey and Folding Mirror poetry form) passed.
Line 4 probably shows my age, like Noel Gallagher; and just is.
Line 5 likewise, mixing how the aging effect on body (legs especially) and brain (as well as realising how mentally unstable you were in the hectic and chaotic finding your way journey that youthful life is; if a god wanted a more orderly world, life would surely have been created going from old to young!) makes getting drunk (off your face) a bad idea.

Here’s the lyric video for the new High Flying Birds song:

If you liked the poetry (lyrics) above there’s plenty more in my books on Amazon, with my first poetry collection paying homage to the rock and metal lyrics that first inspired my interest in writing poetry.

Equinox Trilogy; Sun, Light and Me, set in Eterni-tree

The equinox has now passed, so the northern hemisphere has now entered autumn/fall, with less sunlight than the southern hemisphere; a time of dying for photosynthesisers in the north; such as butterflies and leaves; who rely on the sun’s energy for life. So, the Dead Poet’s Society has awoken…

Eco-Tuesday Interview

Thanks to Willow Croft for arranging and conducting an eco interview with me. Great to reminisce about environment, travelling and writing with someone I feel is on the same wavelength on those topics; and dredge up some memories of writers and creations that influenced me, from somewhere in my memory!

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.

Ebook on Smashwords explained: The ebooks on Smashwords can be read online using online readers, or they can be downloaded to other reading devices such as the iPhone, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, or to other ereading devices.

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Parody Satire wordplay COMEDY

Negotiating with my mega Hollywood agent; recommended by H&M, no less; I said: ‘without me there would be no more comedy!’.
He turned around to me and shouted, ‘Without me there would be no co-me-dy at all!!’
I said, ‘Okay Cody, pipe down!!!’
Co-me-dy, get it!?

The above was an example of a shenel; my wordplay, as well as parody comedy.

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!

LIFE ON PLUTO? CLOSER LOOK OPENS INTEREST

Armstrong’s first steps for humanity were like a baby reaching a doorway; humanity hasn’t taken many more, or left our small room.

“New Horizons transformed Pluto from a fuzzy telescopic dot, into a living world with stunning diversity and surprising complexity,”

I was recently alerted to a new image of Pluto by a BBC Horizon documentary (available in the UK on iplayer for another 19 days), and a further search led to a NASA article with research from a historic fly-by five years ago, where that Pluto quote derives from (and the BBC documentary too!).

My Neil Armstrong ‘one small step… one giant leap for mankind’ quote introduction was inspired by a Facebook image.

Pluto Interest Close Up

I think the new Pluto evidence is a good example of how there are zillions more things about the universe we don’t know than we do (as Socrates said the wisest people are those who know they know little 2500 years ago), as we take our first baby steps in the universe… with no chance of humans reaching Pluto in our lifetimes.

While the technology used is amazing and I really appreciate them sharing, there’s no plans to go back to find out more, although they’re trying to work out how a lander could work, and how to get funding!

Humanity’s advances in my lifetime have been amazing, but for most things we’re still trying to work out what’s going in the far distance by sight and theory only – often trying to make calculations from other places, like ancient sailors may have thought all islands on Earth had the same flora and fauna!?

A field just looks green, lifeless and barren from afar, but when you get up close, you see all the colours, life and contours. I think it’s the same in space, as the Pluto evidence suggests; and who knows what’s over the ‘New Horizons’!? 

It was also partly what I was writing about; along with personal and Earthly matters; in my fantasy fiction and philosophical introspection magnum opus…