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Death of Coffilosophy, Long Live Philosoph-tea/T

Buggles sang that Video Killed the Radio Star,
well, it looks like Kenco killed the coffilosopher,
I didn’t cry into my coffee when I saw their advert,
although seeing a Russell Brand lookalike hurt,
Thinking up a new age didn’t take me long round the bend,
coffilosophy was the beginning, philosophtea is the end.

Couple of quick poems for you inspired by Kenco’s cofficionado advert, after I’d suggested my coffilosophy five months earlier. I wrote the Folding Mirror poem below first, and then when I started writing an introduction Star and coffilosopher quickly rhymed, so I turned it into the poem above. They both have the same topic, and I think the two forms complement each other.

Coffee Has-Beans, Tea-Leaf Cleans

Kenco said : they were doing good
asked us to help, I said I would
already given them money
volunteered my coffilosophy

received no answer, five months later

cofficionado leads advertising
different name same meaning
he’s a bit posher, got a special skill
rides bike: not run of mill

Title wordplays has-beens.
Philosophtea can be shortened to philosophT.
I am a renowned runner: re. owned by my higher classes.

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Christmas and Mid-Winter Mirror Poem

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem celebrates the passing of mid-winter, with the Christmas celebration ahead. In the northern hemisphere this means winter is waning and spring and summer are returning, as Earth’s tilt has reached it’s apex; as explained in this Mashable article.

I hope you have enjoy the poem, and have a great holidays!

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy Xmas Horizon, Mid-Winter is Over

can’t see blue today
it’s all greenygrey
but yesterday gold lined cloud
as if putting arm around
the cold shoulder
making horizon smoulder

Earth’s ultimate tilt, 23 degrees hilt

northern hemisphere’s turn
towards warming sun
every day nearer our star
although still seems so far
world seems amiss
not feeling sun’s kiss

Revolving earth at winter solstice on the nort...
Revolving earth at winter solstice on the northern hemisphere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

Poem Wondering if Pope Francis is Finding Christianity

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem was inspired by Pope Francis’s impressive start, and some people questioning whether he is too ‘socialist’ or ‘Marxist’. It is quite topical what with Christmas shining over the mid-winter horizon.

Christian Background, Critical Approach

Marc was brought up a Christian, but doesn’t really believe in it now, although he likes Jesus Christ the historical figure: the rebel socialist. While he would rather a world without religion and royalty, he doesn’t expect either to disappear in his lifetime, so hopes they’ll be as good as can be.

While some people might think a peasant pleb like Marc shouldn’t even be commenting on such things, they should remember that we live in an age of free speech and democracy. Moreover, religious and royal leaders get millions of people listening to their views, so the words of an independent blogger are hardly likely to matter much.

How Christianity Lost Its Way

Marc remembers reading in Peter Prew’s The Human Reality how the Christian church was hijacked by bureaucrats, and turned into a financial enterprise, resulting in its current wealth and use as a cash cow by T.V. evangelists etc.

So maybe Pope Francis is taking the Church back to its roots; after centuries of doing wrong a lot of the time; to the true teachings of Jesus Christ?

Pope Francis Portrait Painting
Pope Francis Portrait Painting (Photo credit: faithmouse)

Heaven’s Christian Pope, Providing Community Hope

Is Pope Francis
entrancing us
with Marxist thinking
or am I juxtaposing
his Christian actions
with media reactions

Jesus was socialist, criticising corrupt greed

love society’s poor
religions always implore
journalists and politicians too
speaking for you
everybody cares
I’m March Hares

March Hare Grenfell Reading - 7
March Hare Grenfell Reading – 7 (Photo credit: tom cochrane)

To be as mad as a March hare is a popular idiom.

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

Autumn / Fall Poem with Aerosmith / Mamas and Papas References

Marc Latham’s new Folding Mirror poem is another seasonal one, waving goodbye to summer and welcoming autumn/fall. After a good summer in Britain it’s not too bad to see autumn/fall arrive, as this poem explains.

Mamas and Papas, Aerosmith and Mike Oldfield

The poem references Mamas and Papas and their anthemic autumn/fall song California Dreamin’ at the start, as well as Aerosmith’s Seasons of Wither in the middle. It also uses Mike Oldfield of Tubular Bells fame instead of old fields.

Can you guess what the 10-11 signifies? Here’s the poem:

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Summer Jumps South, Autumn Falls North

leaves are brown
sky is grey
but Mamas and Papas
this summer’s been California
in the U.K.
many a day

season of wither, welcome come hither

excuse to rest
slowing cycle 10-11
deciduous trees glow dreaming
new seeds Mike Oldfields
hoping to replenish
as nature intended

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Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

 

Literary Nonsense Nature Poem for Pingomatic

I just typed in this blog instead of travel25years to Pingomatic, and realised my mistake just as I rushed it through, so here’s a little literary nonsense i just made up, so Pingomatic won’t be sending search engines on a wild goose chase! Hope you enjoy it too!!

there’s a dingo in my lingo
an Australian wild dog in my blog

writer sitting vertically, horizontal middle line

flying upside down to nature around world
only parrots can follow words hollow