Category Archives: Philosophy

The Conflict of Spirit and Passion


          What home the gods will ever find? Flight cycles spiral to each place Where spirit lessons that unwind In flitting essence, passions face. (Wordle 358) © July 2018 Colonialist Advertisements

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Esoteric Wordle on Life, Universes and Everything


For Wordle 297, some simple linking of the words in order given produces a piece which could be total nonsense … or a deeply profound thought. It all hinges (as with so much poetry) on how widely the imagination is … Continue reading

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Lasting Prayers


Wordle 284 Prayers carved into brown doors, On papers fingernails must prise, Or fire-etched on floors, Or bled in stone to show the wise — The body of such messages has streamed As soldiers, fighting longer than is dreamed. © … Continue reading

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A Rhinoceros at the Pool


Pools and schools have figured largely in my life just lately. Take yesterday: in the morning was R’s prizegiving event at her school, and after that we shot off to get my Yacht Club (on the edge of a pretty … Continue reading

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If Only …


‘If only …’ is one of the most heart-wrenching ways to begin a phrase after a tragic event.  ‘If only I had checked all seat belts were on …’,  ‘If only a doctor had been consulted sooner …’, ‘If only … Continue reading

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Coining a Phrase (in the original sense) Really Awfully Profoundly.


Most look at one side of a coin, And flipping it over don’t try; It is most distinctly annoying They never the obverse will spy. Though those viewing both sides are better, And think, thus, all bets they will hedge, … Continue reading

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WHO ARE YOU?


For Day 26 of NaPoWriMo I have gone off at a tangent to the question-and-response prompt in order to pose a simple question and long response related to the core of philosophy, and to the individualism of the drop you … Continue reading

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