Hi, it’s Tony Loboinson, ancient history and comedy expert at the Greenygrey. I was made a-were of the amazing photography on the emorfes site recently by Greenygrey and Baron, and think I have found some new insight into the Greenygrey creation myth from a recent post that celebrated the artistic photography of Michal Karcz.
The Greenygrey creation myth is of course only in the Greenygrey world; emerging into the human world as an example of how little humanity actually knows about its origins, and how hundreds of cultures through the ages have had different versions of how humanity emerged into the modern world.
Previous Greenygrey creation myths have focused on air and forest, but this new finding opens up the possibility that it was air combined with hard rock and heavy metal that created Greenygrey. The photos, and descriptions they inspired, also correspond with many human cultures’ emphasis on the circular nature of life on Earth.
Yes, that’s right, after Debbie Harry was declared the D of growth, it is now time for thought.
And we have decided that the Dalai Lama should represent thought.
Although we are agnostic about religion, so keep an open mind about reincarnation, and don’t really believe the Dalai-Lama is goddish, he does represent a religion known for its thought, peacefulness and consideration for all life.
Thinking about Thought
While thinking deeply isn’t for everybody, and we think there can be a wisdom to avoiding thinking, and just living to be happy in the moment, we also think that some thinking time can be of value sometimes.
While some people might have a natural propensity to think, as some people have an innate talent for arts or sports, we think that practise is likely to make perfect… or more perfect than before anyway.
So, we think that people who think a lot through meditation, yoga or just taking time out from the constant communications of modern life, are more likely to develop their thinking.
Although the Dalai Lama may not be the best thinker in Buddhism, and Buddhism might not really produce the best thinkers, we have decided to choose the Dalai Lama, as he is the big cheese of Buddhism, and his name starts with a D.
We estimate that we will be able to conclude the splitting of the greenYgrey Y tomorrow, if we can acquire the knowledge…
After Jean Knill’s lovely poem last week, I was very pleased to hear from Zoya Gautam again this week, and receive some new mirror and haiku poems. Zoya created Princess of the Night, and shared it here in June 2009, which is nearly two years ago now. Time flies when you’re having fun!
Zoya wanted both the haikus that follow Cinders to be combined under the caption ‘love’.
Thanks to Zoya for creating and sharing the poems. Enjoy and have a great start to the week…
_’ cinders ‘
the word is soft on the senses
its meaning grows upon me
light born of a heated object
so i look at your being
losing myself in your thoughts
till i surface in your irises
a tear like liquid gasoline
dousing the cinders of sorrow
aglow with my agonies
your incandescence ..
~ `~ ~ `~
_’ love ‘
water in your eyes
burns like a flame in the skies
each star is a tear ..
no smoke and no heat
i watch the incandescence
of silent sorrows .
Here’s a quick new stream of thought poem from Marc Latham that juxtaposes the big question about humanity’s origins and future centred on Johnny Lydon’s punk band, PiL: Public Image Limited, which came to mind while thinking of how our planet has:
ever more limited resources
each of our lives on it is limited
the amount of knowledge we can gather is limited.
The God PiL
ying and yang
creation and big bang
what’s good for you,
may be bad
for someone else
PiL: Time Knowledge Resources
do something four
times a month
that helps fellow life,
no one knows answer
god or chancer
Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem took him on a journey from ant theory buddhist insignificance musings through to the very alien world of salt science.
And there was a carrotic reward at the end of the journey for the poetic ass, as the salt alchemy symbol looks like a very relevant folding line.
So the folding middle line is a symbol in this poem, which is a first for the Folding Mirror poetic form.
Hearing the concept behind Black Sabbath’s Planet Caravan song on the BBC’s Classic Albums: Paranoid documentary probably set my trail of thought going, and I was helped through the scientific maze by ol’ Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, and his song Lithium.
Adrift in Unnavigable Oceans: Sodium Chloride
zillion genes passed
amongst my species
before I emerged
into the world
salt of the Earth
saline in the Ocean
beyond my life
after I’ve departed
humanity will continue
evolving time passes
Marc Latham latest FM poem is a comment on the book burning controversy that’s been going on over the last few days, as well as all the other crimes done by those proclaiming to be working in the name of a good God; and how he thinks it shows up all the sillyness and destruction that the monotheistic religions have been spreading around the world for two thousand years… with no respite in sight judging from the media and believers’ reactions!
Not that everything done by the religions is bad, or all the believers at fault, but there has been a lot of what they would consider devilish acts done in the name of the monotheistic religions, and they have many a time created Hell on Earth.
Long after Jesus Christ is said to have left the Earth, the Devil was created out of pagan gods like Pan, who were then disposed with. The poem therefore makes the point that the Devil is only in those who believe in it. The title is derived from an old horror film.
The Devil Rides Out…Of You!
the Devil must be
within you, because
you don’t believe
in what we say.
pagan gods Frankensteined to Devil
you say what pays
and create fear
around us, with
the Devil inside you.