on time

different but the same
morning light yet to arrive
ready to depart

~

CLP 15/01/2023

on time

as things go, they went
not quite as fast as once feared, but
slow as waning Moon

~

CLP 14/01/2023

on time

what is in your hand?
let the cards fall where they may
Stick or Twist? You choose

~

n.b. Loneliness becomes an illness. Be with people. Turn up, turn up again, keep turning up.

CLP 13/01/2023

on time

uncork wine bottle
myths and legends of ageing
unpalletable

~

CLP 12/01/2023

on pain

constant ache, dull pulse
somewhere deep inside, like rain
broken connection

~

CLP 11/01/2023

on Ukraine

private enterprise
providing bodies for cause
who does this profit?

~

n.b. As has been seen in Eritrea and Somalia, the persistence of a war, the subsequent escalation of arms supplies to a region, leads to local groups establishing their own power bases, baronial lands. In Ukraine’s Soledar, the Wagner group is cutting out a piece of territory for itself, one that has been smashed beyond recognition above ground.

Why is this pointless slaughter, using the ultimate sacrifice of those who are in effect employees, being pursued for land that is rapidly becoming uninhabitable? Some say for what lies beneath, mineral wealth, for private expropriation.

It is also suggested that up to 25% of the military forces assaulting Ukraine are now comprised of mercenaries. This makes the war increasingly a commercial enterprise, one of the people of Ukraine versus capital.

Furthermore, for all the alleged negative impacts of the war on other national economies, those making the weaponry are cashing in big time. This is not just Iran and North Korea selling arms to Moscow, but every business selling its products to help Ukraine defend itself. Patriot weapons systems are bought from the profit oriented manufacturers, not just given away by the USA government from a magic vault.

The balance sheet of this war is far from simple.

Recommended further listening:

Masters of War by Bob Dylan.

~

CLP 11/01/2023

on life

wind pushes at door
whistles its unhappiness
straw, wood, or brick built?

~

n.b. Humanity versus Nature, the constant struggle.

CLP 10/01/2023

on Ukraine

how was the ceasefire?
Christian of you to offer
last seven words of...

~

n.b. Can you hear Ukrainians’ pleas for more help over the Royal Family book launch publicity? Do not forsake them. Moscow knows what it’s doing only too well.

CLP 09/01/2023

on music

dance branch to bough
long-tail tits staccato song
free-style formation

~

CLP 09/01/2023

on time

what hour can this be?
moonlit apple orchard limbs
rookery's dawn croaks

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n.b. The mechanical measure of time slips into insignificance when daylight is secondary to moonlight. The corvids, atop the high trees, will let you know when it’s time to move.

CLP 08/01/2022