Thursday, August 31, 2006

Beat a Tattoo

The tattooed-lady has escaped from the circus:
I saw her in the next-booth, breakfasting today:
I thought her cute like a kommodo dragon, perhaps
a man-eater as well, studded in 'er tender parts.
-- nekkid -- 31August2006

Monday, August 21, 2006

Rowantree by any other name

Rowan by any other name:

may be a mountain ash but

late afternoon sun brings out

his fire transfigured like Issus

with Moise and Elijah riding hi

as King Helios' chariot swung lo;

his clusters become scarlet portals

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Thermopylae Epitaph

I prefer my own translation of the epitaph on the monument to the 300 at Thermopylae: "Stranger, go tell the spartans that we lie here in obedience to their orders."Here's a picture


Today being the anniversary of the heroic defense by 300 spartiates at Thermopylae, let us rejoice in their courage [andreia] and virtue [arete].KHAIRETE!

Madeleine & Grail Castle

That's a lovely combo as one can see in the blog:Andrew Gough's Arcadia

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sweet Opheia

"Nymph, in thy oraisons may all my sins be remembered!" quoth the Bard of Avon.

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Belili's Humor

My cat likes to experiment with various provocative behaviors. Yesterday, while I was playing on the WWW, she took up a stance underneath my monitor, commencing to push loose bookmarks over the edge ... one by one, at prolonged intervals. She didn't actually chuckle between each one, but did appear to have that cheshire grin.


Years ago, Belili used to drape herself over my left shoulder with her hinder parts over my heart area ... apparently she liked the womb-like heartbeat. She is, after all, named after a mesopotamian goddess renowned as a succubus. When I protested her cardiac position, she later moved down to a merkin role....


"I'd rather be a wog than a merkin ...." Wasn't that a sixties' song by The Carpenters?


Wednesday, August 16, 2006


"Would you say you were _____?"
How many times in our lives have we
encountered this demand to pigeonhole ourselves?
I have from my early youth regarded these demands as frightening and classification as covertly evil. [I'm not all that keen on quantification either.]
"pigeonhole = ...3. a neat category which usually fails to reflect actual complexities." Classification and quantification are, of course, the basis of most of our modern 'Science'.


I had been meaning for some time to read some of Hannah Arendt; she who was frequently in bed with Martin Heidegger. Thus I was quite
pleased to discover this essay by Ian Johnston..."On Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem":

More johnstonia including translations from Homer:

Thursday, August 03, 2006

breezing bamboo & epiphanies


Look! The bamboos are
shimmering in breezes
dancing in epiphanies!


Does'nt the radiance of
the sun-dancing flowers
make your heart to leap?

And soar like a monarch
butterfly or frolique like
white cabbage mothflies?

nekkid, 3 August 2006