Saturday, January 27, 2007

Sinus Serial

The pollen fight
a chronic ill.
Her misery writes
a chronicle.

19 comments:

Inconsequential said...

That's cool :)

Oddly we have both taken the pun? of chronic illness.

ink tears on parchment cheeks from you then...well, hayfever makes my eyes swell and water anyway...

You do great shorts Ish. IMO.

Inconsequential said...

Oh, just had a look at that site you mentioned, the bible one...

todays verse of the day...

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

??? is this meant as an incitement advocating anarchy??? ... sorry Ish, sometimes i'm a little on the facetious side...

Actually i'm glad you have to look up your quotes :) I find the ones that reel it off the tops of their heads a little on the intense, and frankly a little intimidating, side.
I also feel a little pity for them, as it's a huge book to memorise, so they can't have much of a social life, or see much of the world around them as they must have their noses glue to The Book whenever they are not out bashing people with it...

oops, starting that rant again...
shall shut up now.

see you later :)

ish said...

The Book is a map or like a signpost. To obsess over, even practically worship the book, as some do, and miss the contours and filigree of the world around them is to forget what The Book is for. The Book says repeatedly for example that the Creation is 'good'. If 'good' then how appropriate is it to always have ones 'nose glued’ in The Book? If there is not correspondence between the Book and the world we experience, it does not 'ring true', and should be abandoned.
Take the verse you cited. If you sense, as I and others do, that evil is something larger than the sum of its parts, the real struggle is ultimately elsewhere and will never be resolved by putting down the latest despot, getting the right bit of education or swallowing a pill. Ultimately we are powerless 'against the powers of this dark world' and in the 'anarchic' struggle the Book points out that people can appropriate the hope (and power) embedded in that battle on a cross. In this world of surprises, that just might be true. :-)

Inconsequential said...

Hmm, the ol' good/evil debate :)

The problem as I see it is that both 'good' and 'evil' move. By that I mean, lets see, I’ll use an example that's just wrong...

Long ago, anyone not following the Christian rules was classed as evil and burnt or whatever...
The killing was a 'good' thing then, and yet now it’s moved, its 'evil'...

So, that alone implies that G & E are purely human attributes, dictates of the current society’s moral standards, ergo God does not exist as the paragon of good and in fact good is a purely abstract concept, and the converse holds as well...

No good. No evil.
Having said that, I really like the idea of both…
Especially possible physical manifestations of them, a god or a demon, they offer themselves as muses so readily, of course physically have one or the other as a neighbour would be very unpleasant.

err...i'm doing it again am i not...
if i ever overstep a boundry Ish, just tell me :)

gautami tripathy said...

This is TOO good! Loved it. Short, sweet and succinct!

gautami
rooted.

hundred and one said...

Nice twist. Sniff!

ish said...

A most evil act is to masquerade as and to subvert the good. Calling the burning-at-the-stake done in the name of Christ, 'Christian' is like calling the current China ethos ‘communist’. In my view the betrayals (and history has thousands) tend to authenticate. (Why should Evil bother with that which is of no consequence?) Is it an unjustified jump (but a popular one) to go from some blurred moral issues to the categorical denial of good and evil. That's a post-modern kind of thievery that leaves us empty handed … and empty of soul as well.

ish said...

gautami tripathy ... thank you :-)

hundred and one ... humm I suspect I should have left a couple of tissues on the blog for fellow pollen sufferers. :-)

Inconsequential said...

I did say the example was a wrong one :)

empty of soul...there's a whole new can of worms and words to play with :)

Again, we'll have to differ, I can't see a true 'Evil' existing the same as I can't see a true 'Good'. I really don't believe there is an Evil to fight, but as a non-believer that's not really suprising.

Inconsequential said...

and once again, sorry for turning your blog into a religous debate, maybe I should have started it on my own pages...

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Bummer. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

ish said...

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq.
Thang you!

inc. I love these dicussions with you at the inner nub of the 'biggies'. Hummm, disbelief. There are those who hold that disbelief is evil's ultimate achievement.

Inconsequential said...

I dare say many (who am i kidding with many) who read my poem type things would agree...at least if not evil, at least disturbed :)

wonder what people would think if they ever met me...

ish said...
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ish said...

Inc., you write about a broad spectrum of things and I suspect that in the flesh there would be a discontinuity with some of it. I picture a mild mannered, affable bloke who lives fairly conventionally and spends an inordinate amount of time hunched over a keyboard,… :-) (Now I am expecting you to reveal that you are actually a woman journo working in regional Usbekistan and posting by satellite link up. The family entirely invented.)

Natalie said...

I read some of your poems for the first time today. I enjoyed realising for the first time as I read them what the poem's idea was, embedding myself in your musings firstly and then in the event. There is an objectivity in them, and yet at the same time an implied subjectivity. Definitely food for thought, or poetry for thought. Thank you.

Inconsequential said...

Lol
I picture a mild mannered, affable bloke who lives fairly conventionally and spends an inordinate amount of time hunched over a keyboard,…

ok, change mild to ill, affable to a-hole of a, ...but the the keyboard bit is reasonably accurate, it's either pen in hand, nose in book, or eyes on 'puter-screen with me...

:)

_Soulless_ said...

Ingenious rhyme in four lines. Your creativity always provides for a refreshing read, Steve. ^_^ I've also relished going over your previous posts (and I've left comments, too, on "The Tale" and "Fate of Ships"). Be blessed.

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