Ah.. yes.. the clever one.. always having just enough rope.. to avoid the stringing up.. the fox that never sweats.. the hen that never runs.. the clever one.. who hides in plain sight..:)
The sights.. smells.. and sounds.. of bar diversity.. in human.. pheromones.. alive as same.. dripping alcohol off bar glasses.. finding how males really feel about women in pissing rooms.. and women knowing and now coupling up with each other instead.. oh the battle of the sexes.. one in bar life.. and women are on top.. with each other now.. amazing how much humans have changed since the 80’s.. everything goes now.. and perhaps that’s good for over-population that separates the masses from each other in big city life..:)
Ah.. the bright of June.. even the word is four of magic five of now.. 18 today.. as Summer becomes adult.. at 21.. the promise of the longest day.. in Northern Hemisphere way.. oh.. the days never end when the green of life lives in Summer’s June Firefly i..:)
Ah.. the sacred purpose of poetry to make sign language of paper organic.. the words become emotions.. the emotions become flesh.. the flesh liveS for ever in the word ALIVE..:)
Ooh.. mirrored lakes of cream churn away the skies of ice cream dreams.. a pleasure it is to melt away the long summer day with memes.. of living dessertStressed noway..:)
Ah.. the songs of Nature so often provide the background message of country westerns of my past.. watching the balance of nature.. with eagles and snakes like this in the continuing play of life.. where people become snakes and eagles and the two will dance a dance of life or death.. or in between mundane of dwelling dance alike or different in red and white men and women ways..:)
Dream of the feral cat inside outside or indoor cat.. is to breathe it all in.. climb and spin around in cat tail dreams among the leaves of grass and sandy hills of Summer delight… Oh to lay inside can be a sad cat way of life.. but getting fed is always the incentive that strays the call of the wild in whiskers of free..:)
Ah.. the grass is a beauty as leaves hold together but the beach of sands and sparkling diatoms of gulf with humid puffy skies of night painted clouds.. bring love and sand together on breath of two intwined as one.. beach of love.. Oh God my youth is magic.. and best of all is i can go there again in words and water on sandlit nights..:)
Soil of SoUl.. memory of Love.. dig the soil.. expose the sOul.. heArt alive.. expresses spiRit..:)
Ah.. life on river.. where home and water become one.. there is a power of water that ionizes a mind and body in balance more alive.. as swirling air above the dreams of river become us in flow again.. be the water.. float.. in dreams come true..:)
Ah.. to the north us skies are never lit by cities.. the quiet is deafening unto itself.. and the frogs sing on humid nights.. but oh so sad.. is where have the fire flies gone.. it seems years since they flew so free in my area.. disappearing like the bees now.. where magic goes away.. but anyway there is always YouTube and Google photos but never the magic of lighted wings in quiet night lights..:)
Dreams of twilight mixing words do delight.. Oh.. images of daylight do bring sounds of dreams in night.. oh just to bring those dreams alive is sanity in normal life.. is a play of life for me.. as well..:)
Ah.. the Judas often bleeds the most.. the anti-hero seldom celebrated but brings the change.. the dark comes first and then the light ends where dark brown leaves come in fall to rise again.. in seed of sprout.. loving grains are gray and white.. sometimes black.. and blood and blue red..:)
Oh the sitters and the rovers play their roles.. to adventure.. to go.. in Star Trek way no human goes.. is to feel the Universe still expanding.. outward.. as.. i’s..:)
Oh.. the deadbolt of the closed mind heart.. can be such a cold place to be.. oh the key can be as close as a dance step away in free of soul and spirit expressing i’s..:)
The day before the longest day of Father’s day is my father’s birthday passed away a year ago last month.. sadly i never got to know him even in the same room.. but yes there are worse things.. much more horrifying stuff than a parent that is quite without emotions.. null and void definitely beats verbal or physical abuse.. and TG my mother is an unconditional love as without two.. you are certainly a gift from GOD as the kind and courageous you that inspires these words of life..:)
Oh my God.. emotions fully experienced are the glue of loving.. crying .. fearful.. and all memories in between.. to lose emotion is same as heart.. or expressing that as spirit.. and without heart and spirit expressing now the soul dies a lonely death as life.. HOPE IS EMOTION AND POSSIBLE AGAIN.. AS WELL..:)
Humans develop logic to reason events of the past in forecast of the future.. A neo-cortical rather new development that sets humans in an illusion of past and future as well…
The Past and future illusion can sink a person to the lowest levels below an ocean floor..
The Sea Gulls of the air have no worry for this.. as they simply connect to GOD and leave the issues of what will be greater than they to GOD..
totAlly without thought or consequence and that is what GOD has it be.. as GOD just IS.. and not a thing that tiny humans will ever fully comprehend..as long as humans keep their tiny eyes and brains.. which make them human too..:)
Humans think they are smart.. but for the most no they are not.. that’s easy to measure in the misery of eyes.. everywhere i go.. even in the Land of the Free.. Free is not free.. free is without worry.. worry free is life.. in now..;)
The answer for me is simply.. trust God that lives within the human soul.. heart.. and spirit.. and let the negativity of others go.. no matter how confused they are as mired in darkness in both sunlight and moonlight ways..:)
Science definitely shows though that some folks experience, feel, and sense aspects of reality that others have no part of IN their life.
It is as simple as some folks experience nuanced emotions; have a depth of ability to imagine images in their minds; and have an ability to feel the emotions of others through affective empathy; and other folks feel, sense, and imagine little to nothing of this; so yeah for those folks these real physical aspects of life for some folks are not real to them; but that does not negate the reality of the experience of other folks, at all; a common issue with Autism is not understanding non-verbal language, deficits in cognitive empathy as well as affective empathy in some cases; to the point of viewing other humans as mechanical aids and nothing else; sad but true; different realities in physical realities or not, for different folks.
And no, there is nothing deranged about that; it is the state of the art of science in art of understanding human emotions; science is just now touching on the Universe that exists as the internal human being that is almost entirely subjective as far as how that internal experience can be described in words; words will never fully capture all of the external reality nor the internal reality of humans, as humans are much too diverse to ever put into cookie cutter molds of life experience, feelings, and sensory experience.
I have even had some folks here suggest that faith, hope, and belief are mere words and not emotions; I do not have that issue and in discussing it with my Asperger’s therapist just today; she states that this is very common among folks with Asperger’s ranging to not having any idea what facial or eye expressions mean; that is a serious reality difference that is non-existent for many folks on the Autism spectrum. If one doesn’t experience it, it is a non-physical thing to them; that does exist fluidly for many other folks where they can almost take it for granted as long as they keep connecting in flesh and blood relationships..:)
AND YES, these are just a very few examples; there are myriad others; that scientists are studying as we speak DIFFERENTLY OF COURSE..:)
The dog of reason has spoken.
The dog of reason has a closed-mind.
The dog of reason has an issue wHere
The dog of reason cannot see
with eyes of ‘US’..;)
Yes, the DOGma has spoken with few words of wISdom yet;
In other words, there is always hope for THOSE who experience THAT emotion along with Faith and
Belief with the PREcursor, of course; Imagination and CREATIVITY.
JUST another area of reality that is as foreign as a Wrong planet to some…
And yes, again, science provides evidence for this in poetic form or
Anyway there is more to life than reason; I mean duh; totally rad dude; Life is FUN; much more fun with the real world of Imagination and
NO; NOT PAINT by numbers poetry either; smiles..;)
The greatest achievement of humankind is imagination and creativity; the dog of reason is here for survival, yes; but not FOR FUN OR the Heaven of NOW..;)
That’s a gift friend; that not all possess or develop; sadly enough; would love to see something new from you and not just the same old phrases RE-HASHED IN STALE POTATOES..;)
Honestly your little ‘sly’ attempt to insinuate that Tech has a deranged mind is the height of childhood folly of bully boys who have no soul; heart; or spirit; otherwise known as that science identified cognitive and affective EMPATHY STUFF; you disgust me; and that’s just the truth; but I forgive you; as obviously you KnowNOT what you do and yes live in a much different DARKER REALITY THAN US..;) IMHO..:)
“Be succinct for a change, please.”
‘Horatio'; you can’t possibly understand the power I have.
It’s real; it’s all natural; but it is as far beyond your eyes; as the eyes of dust as opposed to dust…
Yeah; been to the other place of dust; and I know how limiting that can be as just a human extension of a tool; instead of ‘Lion on the Savannah’.
And trust me or not; no film has captured all of what I am more than capable of yet..;)
I don’t give a crap what you think; and yes, I am willing to listen to crap over and over as folks can learn from crap too.
We live in different worlds friend; Hopefully that is succinct enough and impossible to explain to you the difference; I can talk forever; but until you experience life the way I do; you will NEVER EVER be fearless like me.
AND YEAH; I can do stuff that no one is brave enough to do in the entire world; and evidence that at least once a week. IN not just poetry BUT fully NUDE visual poetry of the greatest art that is the human form fully wild again like our ancestors as powerful as ‘Lion’ in Human form..:) TO BE CLEAR THE ONLY POET BRAVE ENOUGH TO DO THAT; ever in the history of Poetry.
Yup; got the proof baby; if YOU are strong enough to LOOK at it square between the eyes of LION..;)
The greaTEST WARRIORS through history have been totally naked and you owe them your existence; and yes, I am talking about your distant ancestors that are a lot like me; after all classical evolution is a slow process; epigenetics in negative style is the reason so many humans need guns to gain some illusion of comfort today; guns are mostly a pacifier to reduce anxiety.
I don’t have any anxiety; therefore I do not need a pacifier; smiles.
Truly it is as succinct as that:
I DO NOT NEED A PACIFIER.
Have a nice day or make my day..;)
Dude, we have different opinions.
This is a forum subgroup specific to topics of Philosophy, Politics, and Religion
I am more a more a less a naturalist than tool guy now. So my opinion on this is squarely in opposition to yours.
I have as much right here to express my opinion as you do; and yes, time and time again the moderators here have tried to squash my freedom of expression; because it isn’t the cup of tea of others, even though I have never directly attacked another person in malice; yeah; sarcastic remarks are allowed here according to the sub-rules and that is a better art than a direct personal attack, instead in WIT.
And yes, I moderate my communication somewhat myself, in recognition of trying to get along with folks; but moderate is the key; not blindly following the heard of herd.
Alex, is an artist not unlike me; so he understands the value of neurodiversity and minds that think much differently than the herd. I mean Jesus H. Christ THAT is why he made this frigging place for freedom of the neurodiverse who are not afraid to ‘JUST BE ME’.
I’m not afraid to live on the Planet that IS ME; no matter what anyone else thinks differently in the planet they live on; can you see that now..:)
I AM NOT DODGING the question, I am continuing to present my unique imaginative and creative philosophical opinion on the topic at hand; and simply ignoring the intellectual bullying of both you and Dox of trying to impose the will of personal opinions on others. I will die for freedom of expression; no one will nullify either my freedom or opinion through disagreement or failure to understand my opinion; CAPICE?
“A deadly COMBO”
Or a ‘shy’ racist kid who doesn’t like black folks;
‘Brave enough’ to shoot 9 innocents down in a church;
I don’t suspect to see that thread here; I wonder
WHY; Guns CAN surely be disgusting no matter who believes what.
Yes, a timely issue; YES…:(
Human beings; ones with NORMAL empathy, have a built in aversion to killing other humans with their bare hands; that alone is what is sad about rampage killings and guns or other bigger tools of killing named bombs; without that distance, and tools, including swords or other tools of killing in Chinese Rampage killings, humans are more likely not going to be under the attack of a rampage killing or killed by a frigging nuclear bomb; in other words, I am not picking on guns alone as an equalizer; all tools of killing are a negative equalizer to avoid the human empathy of aversion to killing among one’s own species.
Yes, it is a tribal adaptation by way of cultural tools to kill the opposing challenge of the other tribe, or prey to better survive; but the sad consequences of a culture where social roles are so vague that folks join a culture of conspiracy theories or white supremacy is that is a cocktail of disaster for just the right recipe of catastrophic numbers of rampage killing; and yes, it is rare; unless one is on the other end of the one who has lost their real social role, never gained one, or has anti-social roles of conspiracy theory, or other, against whatever system of social-norms that are in place to work the best that society can to thrive and survive;
A society that does not provide social roles is A REAL PROBLEM; and Rampage Killings with GUNS OR OTHER TOOLS of killing is a barometer of that problem; that comes and goes; as mileage varies on killing but IS NEVER GOOD.
More on that here, per social roles and rampage killing and GUNS AS equalizers for killing.
And yes, the absence of clearly defined social roles is a major factor in the development of mental illness; the two work together for human misery and suffering; overall.
And yes, sites like Info-Wars, are just fuel for the ‘fodder’.
“I am still convinced that the numerous photos
hinder our reading rather than facilitate it…. It’s a shame.”
The greatest shame my friend is that ‘you’ can come here with only ‘that’ to say.. considering the great time and effort I take to be a team player with dVERSE taking much time and effort to treat everyone with the upmost respect and care and most always doing that poetically in every response I provide on every link I go to.. Seriously you might be able to discourage ‘Whitman’ but it is a waste of time trying to discourage me.. Every new form of almost anything in life gains resistance from conservative thinking minds.. and that is only human nature that I have empathy for.. however.. honestly dear.. if no one moved out of the box art will still be limited to caves.. there is poetry in my visual imagery.. whether you can see that or not.. and truly it is a well known medical fact that some folks cannot interpret symbolism in visual imagery of photography.. so while I do not know why you as an individual and a few others here are so averse to what I do here in creativity that other folks laud.. I will accept that and ask you after so many times.. to please tolerate differences in imagination and creativity.. as truly you could be the one to discourage a REAL Whitman from never becoming a Whitman here in the future.. with this closed minded way of artistic thinking…
I am not trying to become a Published Poet dear.. I am just a humble artist working in a Zen Art of Now.. It certainly cannot be too hard to just ‘hate’ me by not coming by if that is your choice… But seriously this is a highly discouraging way of being that you are professing here.. AND I do THIS for the weaker people you may come into contact in the future who are similarly adventurous in art like me.. who may not be able to stand up to this repeated discouraging behavior time and time again..
Honestly dear.. at this point you are boring me.. and I ask you to desist from this type of behavior here on what I try to make a positive environment for all who come here to read with open minds.. hearts.. and soul..:)
In other words can’t we just get along.. accept or at least tolerate each others differences without insisting on changing each other just cause we view and do the world differently.. i for one cannot fathom how something so loving can become something so hating in spirit.. but my Mama raised me to say nothing.. if nothing good is available to say.. But I for one have always found something good to say about every single poem I have encountered on dVerse.. even if I have to read it 15 times to understand it and find that something good to say.. and dear that is why my heart is now 20 something times bigger than the Grinch Heart gifted to me by GOD..
Try it.. you might like it too.. as much as me and GOD DO..:)
Sincerely.. with CONCERN for OTHERS..
ANYWAY.. with what you’ve said.. to hell with poetry tonight.. i’m going dancing with the wild ones.. be by to be inspired again tomorrow.. as i shake off your negativity dancing tonight with the free spirits of Art in GOD’s greatest gift of DANCE.. SMILES.. NO.. NOT SMILES.. BIGGEST SMILES..:)
ART and GOD ARE ONE AND SAME TO ME.. NOT FOR COMMERCIAL PROFIT.. TAX FREE.. LOVE. Period INFINITY…*8*
When people come to home and see my wooded back yard they say this is God’s country;
In other words, wild and unscathed by human hands. Yes, I provided input at first; but then I let it go; don’t water; don’t fertilize; just let Nature take ‘her’ course; And yes, I have the best looking yard overall in the neighborhood as plants that meet challenge flourish and the weak die and go away.
It’s the same, overall, with Nature.
Hurricanes are naturally occurring weather phenomena that redistribute the heat of earth giving many species a better opportunity to survive.
However, humans who insist on living right on the coast instead of safe miles away; still drown in large numbers by taking the risk of living on BARRIER Islands and such as that; Barrier Islands are a first defense for further inland areas; ALL natural occurring; but never the less, barrier Islands save life inland.
There is an amazing FORCE AND balance in Nature that is much more complex and almost ‘magical’, than any dream of some sky daddy with a beard in the sky; or some after life on clear gold floors or what not of material ideas of fancy wealth.
Religion finds metaphors first in oral tradition; both for bonding purposes and to reduce existential angst showing there is order in Nature; but religion just uses the word GOD to describe the force of Nature that allows order in the balance of Nature including human nature. This is important to reduce FEAR.
For instance, as a timely issue, most folks have an aversion to killing members of their same species as part of human empathy; and one sees this through many other species of the animal kingdom; so in a way a rampage killing for a person with empathy who distances their self from a strangling at a distance with a trigger is an act of science as that trigger would not be possible without modern science that leads to byproducts of humans that make life easier, including killing other humans for necessity or sport. Acts of God AKA Nature are even often kinder that the scientific byproduct of modern medicine as a child born with multiple congenital anomalies like my child who cannot breathe at birth does not suffer for 51 days out of human made rules that say that death is not a sacred right of the suffering organism; even dogs get relief that humans suffer through, as death is not understood as the same kind of blessing that those who live in wild nature understand it to be; as an escape from the real suffering that is part of life, naturally. Yes, Acts of God are often kinder than acts of science; and one need look no further than with Japanese eyes in Nagasaki last century to see the real life misery that the science of atomic bombs can bring to humans clearly.
Oh, and first there is foraging in ways of hunting and gathering; Industrialization and manufacturing; and now finally the Information Technology age. In each step humankind distances itself further and further from both ‘regular nature’ and ‘human nature’, through the clothes of culture ranging from never communing on grain of sand through oxytocin receptors of feet to bond with Nature better to literal clothes that are part of shoes that do not receive the same nourishment from the sun in ‘happy’ and ‘strong’ neurochemicals and neurohormones that allow humans to thrive and survive better, overall; and then there is anti-bacterial soap that can lead to greater heart disease; hormones in cows leading to boys with high voices and girls that mature earlier; one-third of all school age children now assessed with pre-type two diabetes; around 50% of the country of adults on some type of pain medication often for somatic pains from chronic stress and repressed emotions for a life of fight or flight fear internalized; to skyrocketing rates of anti-depressants for children who no longer even have physical education to learn mind and body balance to have greater imaginative and creative physical intelligence to better regulate emotions and integrate senses; as well as increasing focus and short term working memory. Even science is finally catching up to see the folly of modern human culture as children who exercise even one hour before taking a standard IQ test score on average 10 points higher. Humans are devolving per the real process of negative epigenetics in not meeting the challenge of the natural evolving environment also common known as the natural force of GOD that is the cosmos itself working in balance from above in the nature of space to below in the environment of earth to inside the human nature of emotions and senses that motivate humans to do anything at all; so yes, while the neo-cortical development of the reasoning human mind that can remember the past, make critical analysis, and predict the future in terms of best course action is a very important development for thriving surviving apex predators; but on the other hand when written language is developed by copying imaginary angles in connections of stars with sticks scratching in the sand, aided by the all natural development that started with a prehensile thumb; once we have collective intelligence and complex culture the human made experiment begins beyond the balance of the previous GOD that is really never really been more than a metaphor for the forces and laws of nature where kindness and courage act together for social animals to thrive and survive. We live in an unwitting experiment of the systemizing mind of human being in living in the past and predicting the future and we are the guinea pigs of that experiment and truly many of the canary in the coal mines of that experiment are telling the world IT’S NOT WORKING LOUD AND CLEAR ON THIS WRONG PLANET DEVELOPED MOSTLY for the Canaries in the Coal mine; and I have been listening to the canaries sing carefully over the last almost five years now; and I have learned much about human nature I never knew before.
So keep singing; I am listening; I’m not sure what I will be able to do to help; But I am listening; Yes, I clearly know what the problems are now but the answer is surely the job of JOB for anyone who wants to tackle the answer part. It is up to each person to do what they can to be the change they want to see.
I choose human; I choose ART; I choose Nature AKA GOD; AND refrain from getting lost in the manmade god of abstract language, collective intelligence and tools of resulting complex cultures; I learn the lesson of the wild plants of my back yard and simply go back to the OLD EVOLVING NATURE AKA THE REAL GOD THAT WORKS SUPER COOL IN NATURE’S FORCE OF BALANCE..:)
YEAH, life is my all encompassing special interest along with Nature aka GOD. And sometimes I persevere on that and do lengthy monologues; so perhaps the canary has a long song to sing outside of the coal mines of real HELL.
In FACT, and FEELING, he does….
The saddest pArt is the canary who no longer sings….
I sing a free song…
untethered by human-made mines and mind of HELL…..