Stranger Things‘s Eddie Munson is apparently creating a big online interest in 1980s metal, with his favourite song Metallica’s Master of Puppets. Metallica were one of my favourite bands too, and I included them as one of my biggest poetry inspirations at the start of my first poetry collection.
Moreover, Eddie Munson fandom says he shares my 1965/66 birth time, dysfunctional childhood, height and hair colour! I can’t say I’ve watched any of it, and don’t get into series like that anymore. I’d probably watch it as a film, as I’ve watched many such movies such as Brightburn, The Endless and Freaks recently. Werewolf of Oz cites similar fiction I’d watched before starting writing, while XaW Files of course was inspired by X-Files.
1980s and early ’90s Metal music and lyrics provided the major soundtrack and framework for my early poetry and fantasy writing, while my late 1980s memoir cited Guns N’ Roses in the title, and had many recollections of heavy metal music and magazines I carried; while generally trying to travel light!
Hard to think it was 40 years ago, and to new fans must seem like the early 1940s did to me then. The 1960s birth of rock seemed ancient to me, while the 1950s birth of rock n’ roll in black and white had next to no cultural relevance. 1940s music seemed just for movies and barely existed!!
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.
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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!
Sand Gazes Out of Hourglass, Wishes Put Out to Grass
D’ evil to fill lower void life’s gra-in-dients to avoid thinking it’ll fall straight under
sands of time, yours and mine
learning too late gravity rules never seeing glass controller meaning one becomes two added time
*The heading paraphrases “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” I thought it was Shakespeare, but attributed to Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain!
*The Poem D’ evil wordplays devil. gra-in-dients: grain and gradients. yours and mine: everybody. gravity rules: double meaning, rules of gravity and gravity rules! exclamation. one becomes two cross references ‘yours and mine’ and how evil multiplies the ‘sand time’ already given, and can become a part of you, such as time in prison being an all embracing main ‘partner’; or just guilt/regret in the brain.
Hourglasses have been written about quite a lot on this site, as you can see by searching, and are in my last poetry collection.
They’ve probably been of renewed interest to my neurons since one was featured in the The Pretty Reckless song/video 25:
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 allinyour mind: your it’s allmind
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 that age while I was sinking deeper into my life experience the variables anyway but maybe not if dogs dream of their today and tomorrow