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Poetry On Site Updated

I just updated the poetry on this site list, taking it up to 312. I’ve written and posted seventy-one Folding Mirror poems since self-publishing my 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections (121 each) second poetry and philosophy collection in 2012… at the cheapest price possible.

If I hadn’t written it I’d be wanting it for Winter Solstice Christmas!:

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Poem Philosophy: Questioning Human Evolution Monarch Butterfly Solution?

While watching a recent episode of The Living Universe they said that to travel beyond our solar system is a multi-generation project, with the next solar system 170,000 times as far as Mars; the first of billions in our galaxy, with billions of galaxies in the universe.

Of Monarch and Man

It reminded me of the monarch butterfly migration, which takes several generations to complete the long round trip; a few generations heading north, and then one long trip south for the last.

Humanity always seems to have had the urge to travel; sometimes from necessity, such as ice ages, but other times seemingly just out of curiosity.

Unknown Past, Future Uncertain

Is it just the way our brain has adapted to circumstances, or is it something embedded in it since creation; as each generation of the monarch butterfly plays its part without seeming to know why in the bigger picture – as we know the world and universe?

Is this age of humanity, between ape and AI, according to evolution theory, like one generation of monarch butterfly pre-programmed to play a part in a much bigger space time picture?

See the source image
National Geographic photo of monarch butterflies migration.

Physical Gravity, Dextrous Mentality

Am I E.T., Yeti Discovery
my humanity distant memory
mind travelled deep in space
escaped the human race
for a finishing line?
I’m inclined to decline

seeking future,  fearing dystopia; already here, passed utopia

as if in DNA
higher order at play?
like generational butterfly migrations
their trees our space stations
not knowing reason why
just feeling urge to fly

Not very Chrismassy, but a great present for lovers of poetic philosophy, at the cheapest Amazon price possible.

UFO Positives and Negatives Mirror Poem

I’ve watched quite a lot of UFO documentaries on Quest (Discovery in the USA) and Yesterday in the UK, as well as the History channel when I had that. The amount of evidence suggests there are alien UFOs; correlating with our official discoveries in space about the size of the universe and amount of stars and planets in it; but there are still a lot of unanswered questions: if they are so advanced, how come they crash, as they have done for several of the most famous reports, such as Roswell, Salta and Thessaloniki.

UFOs and Humanity Contact: Many Variables Possibilities

Most reports are of craft that keep to themselves, but there are good and bad ones of closer contact: good ones being aliens waving or helping humans, and bad ones abductions and physical harm. Maybe they’re more interested in our resources, such as reports of uranium mining, so will deplete our planet quicker. Some reports have cited the UFOs caused radiation harm too.

I suppose they don’t sound too different to our contact with tribes still isolated in jungles etc, living stone-age lives. They must have seen our planes, and wondered who we are. Those planes might have seemed beyond their understanding, but could still crash – usually even if they crashed they would be able to escape without contact, especially with improved communication equipment.

I would like contact like in Close Encounters of the Third Kind movie, but there’s also the risk of it being hostile, as in many other sci-fi films, such as Alien and The Thing. However, even if the aliens were friendly, would humanity be, or would they just try and use the aliens for power over other humans, as tribes in history have sided with invading powers for their own benefit.

Here’s my poem below, framed by a couple of UFOs. The first greenYgrey and the second PinkyOrangePurple (POP), in line with the colour themes of my greenYgrey website. The poem is told from an alien point of view, with its contents created from my research into UFOs over the last few years, since Quest presented a series featuring lots of new evidence along with some historical.

Thessaloniki UFO

UFOs Amazing Manoeuvres! Destructive Crash Disprovers?

our most impressive technology
changing direction at full velocity
not in a straight line, continuously
but turning right angles instantly
we must have travelled great distances
perhaps on Earth with your ancients
respecting life on your planet
stopping wars and warning about climate

like humans with nature, we can’t help interfere

studying biology and creating electrical interference
only locally making a difference
planetary invaders if you claim territory
although there is no agreed boundary
when we crash its embarrassing
after travelling through star nurseries, massing
if we  hear you accuse
advanced brain power our excuse

UFO Mount Olympus
Artistic impression I think, of UFO and beautiful example of a POP (PinkyOrangePurple) twilight time.

My renewed interest in UFOs has been since writing XaW Files: Beyond Humanity.   There’s not much UFO activity in my X-Files parody, but there’s lots of excellent comedy and writing:

Our Place in Space Poem Inspired by French Film

I got the idea of ‘humanity are waves of the ocean, not the oceans’ while watching the French film Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants); an adaptation by Katell Quillévéré from a book by Maylis de Kerangal, who studied history and philosophy in Rouen and Paris.

Inspiring Surfing Sea Sleep Scenes

I don’t know if my thoughts were what the film’s creators intended to convey, and my thoughts were also influenced by my prior learning and knowledge, especially into space and astronomy, animals and nature, including UFOs and our place in the universe.

I thank all those who’ve helped me see so far in my lifetime, from the astronomers on Earth to the astronauts in space; and those in power who’ve allowed freedom of information, to the investigators who’ve conducted their own research, and presented it in the media.

Opening Sky Sight

Without all of you, I would just know the sky above, and be wondering about what is beyond. I would say like my ancestors, but who knows what they knew, and who they had contact with. We only know about 5000 years of ‘history’ and have only travelled as far as our moon, both of which are tiny amounts in the vastness of space time.

We are finding out more about our past and present all the time, and may it continue into the distant future… remembering the first and foremost rule is that the limitations are ours, but that our perseverance has broken through the placenta atmosphere, and we are still alive. We are like a baby seeing the world for the first time (this wave of humanity baby anyway!), and still have a lot of learning to do…

Dark grey and black static with coloured vertical rays of sunlight over part of the image. A small pale blue point of light is barely visible.
Earth as ‘Pale Blue Dot’ photo

 

To Heal the Living, Creating the Life Given

I am a drop
in the ocean
humanity a wave
of animal sea
our planet Earth
a universal pebble

small blue dot, thanks a lot

helping me see
wood and tree
place of reality
pioneers of astronomy
set me free
in to out infinity

 


Our solar system planets.

Lots more space discovery stuff in my poetry collection, set at the lowest rate possible on Amazon, and an ideal Winter Solstice Christmas present for any space poetry fans!:

Brain Creation Coffee or Cortisol Folding Mirror Poem

This latest Folding Mirror poem developed out of a few articles and documentaries I’ve seen recently; while the screen hypnosis was featured in Moby’s Porcelain memoir, cited here recently; so at least five multi-media sources over a coupla/few months.

A couple were about ideal coffee drinking times, in relation to your cortisol levels, saying you should avoid drinking coffee just after awakening, as your body is naturally producing cortisol then, which has a similar effect as caffeine. Cortisol is produced on average by the body’s circadian rhythm between 8-9, 12-1 and 5.30-6.30 so the article said it’s best to avoid drinking it then.

Another article said that cortisol could actually shrink the brain, which I thought I might have felt during times of coffilosophy, when I was digging deep into the mind to create, and then concentrating to get it down on screen. I’d also feel tired afterwards a lot of the time, needing a nap, which could have been to do with the physical demands I think this kind of creation can impose.

In a Horizon documentary about the body clock, circadian rhythm and sleep, with volunteer, Aldo Kane, locked away from daylight for a month without knowing the time, chronobiologist Professor Jeffrey Hall  said the circadian rhythm is in all animals and was one of the first genetic imprints in us all.

A BBC Click documentary had a nice introduction to a piece about new ADHD technology with roundabout-cars chaos, which reminded me of some coffilosophy times when I’d feel like that. Sometimes the ideas would come together into a poem, story or blog post, like this one; other times I’d forget some of it, like the cars of the roundabout going the wrong way and getting lost!

It was kinda fun, and the best way for me to work, but not really efficient and dependable, which is why I think I’m more suited to this kind of creative writing!!

This is a self-portrait image I created in 2005, when the current mental health initiatives were in their infancy, to try and show as best I could how I thought my ADHD mind worked:

As Brain Shrinks, Squeezed Information Links

I am animal
of circadian rhythm
drinking coffee
for tunnel vision
organising thought
wild ideas pulled taut

ADHD roundabout thoughts, words directed downwards

sometimes converging one way
creation overlay
streamlining writing process
screen hypnosis
natural hormone cortisol
can contract cerebellum

From Russia with Confusion: Political Round-Up

After mentioning Russia with Cuba in the blog this week, I thought I’d round up some recent political thinking and events. I would have shown sympathy to the ‘Windrush’ victims a few years ago, but have received too much negativity, even when trying to be friendly and accommodating during the greenygrey years, although I have met many who were good. Now, I just feeling like writing the flip side of the coin is the ‘Homes Children’: vulnerable British white children who were sent around the ‘Empire/Commonwealth’ at the same time that immigrants were being enticed to Blighty! Moreover, the same kinds of children have been similarly abused over the last thirty years on our ‘sceptred isle’!!

‘Killing Own People’ Hypocrisy

Readers may ask what that’s got to do with Russia, and I only remembered half way through that paragraph. During the recent Syrian ‘chemical attack’ that resulted in Western bombing, Assad was described as being beyond evil for killing his own people; the same as Putin for the Salisbury one. As Peter Hitchens and some military experts argued, there didn’t seem to be any proof or rationale for Assad having launched the attack, as his forces were in the ascendency at the time. The Salisbury trail also seems to have gone cold, and certainly doesn’t seem as clear as ‘serial love cheat’ Boris Johnson claimed straight afterwards.

I also thought it was hypocritical for the ‘establishment’ to criticise Assad for killing own people after numerous cases of the ‘establishment’ doing just that with British people: from World War One, through the Homes Children to the recent grooming scandals, with some victims or their families having died. Soldiers are left homeless after serving the country, while the ‘establishment’ welcomes I.S. volunteers back and many such people seem to enjoy comfortable lives at the taxpayers expense.

I feel sorry for Stephen Lawrence and his family, but what about a memorial day for the victims of grooming too, such as Lucy Lowe. She was killed along with her family, but has hardly dented the national conscience, despite being even younger than Lawrence, and a whole family being attacked.

Cold War and Traitors

While I was an ideological supporter of socialism during the 1980s and 1990s, along with most working-class union members, as I wrote last week, even Russia has left communism behind now.

That means I’m freed from having any leanings toward them. Putin declaring his dislike for ‘traitors’ also makes me think I shouldn’t be a ‘traitor’ to ‘my country’. However, I still want to criticise my country, taking part in its democracy.

While I criticise ‘my country’ for seeming to ally with Islamists fighting Assad in Syria, Russia doesn’t seem to be any more virtuous, allying with Shia extremists in the self-proclaimed Islamist State of Iran. What would Marx and Lenin make of it!?

SAS Provide ‘Ideological Escape Route’?

The war against terror and I.S., defending ourselves while freeing victims such as the Yazidi women provided a world conflict I could really support. Now a return to a ‘Cold War’, seemingly divided on different sides of the Islamic Sunni-Shia civil war, doesn’t have the same inspiration. Hopefully things will get better, with Korea great news this week.

When I’ve watched documentaries about the SAS I feel that they are the closest to how I’d like to see Blighty’s image, but I also have some reservations when hearing them talk of operations against ‘communist rebels’, some of whom I probably thought had the moral high ground against a tyrannical power elite leadership.

Of course, it wasn’t the soldiers’ fault. When they sign up for the ‘country’ they have to fight where they are ordered. The Russian special forces and those from other countries are certainly no different.

The Left are Just as Biased

While I feel sorry for any innocent Rohingya victims, their conflict reminds me of the one in Kosovo I studied for my PhD thesis. In both cases the Muslim minority migrants started the conflict, and then portrayed themselves as the victims after the majority government reacted. If the Aleppo ‘chemical attack’ was a set-up, as many of the ‘victims’ claimed in a Russian news conference, saying some people just shouted it was a chemical attack and poured water over them, then it’s another case of Islamists trying to use their own people for their propaganda technique of ‘victimhood’; mixed with the strong superiority type such as I.S. torture and execution videos.

It’s ironic that some of the ‘left’ who tried to silence me for writing my views, such as the above about Kosovo, now seem to be on that side of the fence as Corbynistas; maybe they realise now what I was arguing! They probably supported the ‘underdog Italian Islamist’ against me in the department, but now she’s presenting papers at NATO conferences!!

As for me, I’m proud to be a stale pale male like Peter Hitchens… and Andrew Neil… who I usually agree with, but didn’t like his attack on poor Peter!