POETRY

poems of the month

fish

vagabondage

measuring my face

ostracism

old clothes

modern iranian poems

my hero

face at the bottom of the world

perhaps (maybe)

the diogenes sequence

where to store furs

i am and am not:
      fragments of rumi

destiny and destination

the zen of no-enlightenment

the iraqi monologues

already backwards

a light in ruins

separate amputations

the sexy jihad

awaiting the barbarians

the smell of possibilities

ultimate leaves

rejoice in the dog

post-millennium maggot

the book of nothing

confession from belgrade

dispatches from the war against the world

albanian poems

french poems in honour of jean genet

the hells going on

the joy of suicide

book disease

foreground trouble

the transcendental hotel

cinema of the blind

lament of the earth mother

uranian poems

haikai by okami

haikai on the edge

black hole of your heart

jung's motel

leda and the swan

gloss on rilke's ninth duino elegy

jewels and shit:
poems by rimbaud

villon's dialogue with his heart

vasko popa: a shepherd of wolves ?

the rubáiyát of
omar khayyám

genrikh sapgir:
an ironic mystic

the love of pierre de ronsard

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TRANSLATIONS

 

BETWEEN POETRY AND PROSE

the maxims of michel de montaigne

400
revolutionary maxims

nice men and
suicide of an alien

anti-fairy tales

the most terrible event in history

the rich man and the leper

disgusting

art, truth and bafflement

 

SHORT STORIES

godpieces

the three bears

three albanian tales

odorous underwear

a little creation story

 

ESSAYS & MEMOIRS

helen's tower

schopenhauer for muthafuckas

are doctors autistic ?

single track in the snow

never a pygmy

against money

did franco die ?

'original sin' followed by
crippled consciousness

a gay man's guide to soft-willy sex

the holosensual alternative

tiger wine

the death of poetry

the absinthe drinker

with mrs dalloway in ukraine

love  and  hell

running on emptiness

a holocaust near you

happiness

londons of the mind &
dealing death to the caspian

genocide

a muezzin from the tower of darkness

kegan and kagan

a holy dog and a
dog-headed saint

an albanian ikon

being or television

satan in the groin

womb of half-fogged mirrors

tourism and terrorism

diogenes
the dog from sinope

shoplifting

this sorry scheme of things

the bektashi dervishes

combatting normality

fools for nothingness:
atheists & saints

death of a bestseller

vacuum of desire: a homo-erotic correspondence

a note on beards

translation and the oulipo

the visit

towards the zen of sex

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

prelude

metamorphotos NEW LINK

 

MUSIC

tombeau de kurt schwitters

three movements of melting ice

 

MY PAINTINGS


 

Nuadú, God of War

field guide to megalithic ireland

megalith of the month

houses for the dead

ireland and the phallic continuum

irish cross-pillars

irish sweathouses

the sheela-na-gig conundrum

french megaliths

the church of lazarus and the dogs

hell

 

 

'western values'

a small town in france

 

 


 

 

 

THEMEATRIX

 

 

 

 

Doctors kill more people than 'terrorists' do.

Governments kill
a hundred times
more people than
terrorists do.

 

So what's the problem
with 'terrorism' ?

 

 

 

homosensuality

 

 

 

Friends
are those who ask you
how you are
only when they really
want to know.

 

 

 

ZOOPHILIA

 

 

 

this site only


 

 

 

 

 

 


PERHAPS...

a poem to be read aloud
before a crowd

 

 

PERHAPS

what we call 'intelligence'
is Enhanced Stupidity
(or do I mean cupidity ?) -
for if mankind was better than dysfunctional,
had true intelligence,
and was not obsessed by gain,
he would have devoted it entirely
to sensual pleasure and being beautifully
happy, rather than
to trashing a world
that he truly filled with pain...


PERHAPS

human language
is the worst kind of communication.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160208083546.htm


PERHAPS

the most wonderful
word I know
is
I N T E R I M


PERHAPS

sharing
is better than
just caring.


PERHAPS

I am because
you are
and I don't know
who you are.


PERHAPS

I am not a person, but a place
of thistly thought.


PERHAPS

a poem's a small echo
heard through deadly noise.


PERHAPS

the most destructive liberty
is calumny.


PERHAPS

a good sexual partner
is someone who can do and enjoy
more than two things at a time.


PERHAPS

it is only when people are out of harmony
with themselves and others
that sex assumes grotesque importance.


PERHAPS

we are hungry ghosts,
all equal
in our emptiness.
Perhaps
'enlightenment'
is elegantly-doing
nothing.


PERHAPS

what the hungry ghosts call
life
is merely virtual
for the very few who
live.


PERHAPS

the more you know
the more you do not know.


PERHAPS

marriage is the ashtray
of romance.


PERHAPS

their 'crimes against humanity'
are nothing compared with
our crimes against nature

every day.


PERHAPS

true soldiers
shoot themselves.


PERHAPS

the most terrifying cliché
is
"while / where there's life there's hope".


PERHAPS

the greatest achievement is
stillness.


PERHAPS

we are our genitals
(to a large extent).
Men— rigid, wilful
driving home intentions,
points and arguments
to prove their prime;
Women— pliant,
generous, fluent, subtle
(at least some of the time).


PERHAPS

love is the most
expensive way to learn humility.


PERHAPS

to love solitude
is to know happiness.


PERHAPS

respectability
is the worst kind of
corruption.


PERHAPS

gentleness
is preferable to
kindness.


PERHAPS

'god' is in each of us,
armpit and arsehole,
foreskin and vulva,
cancer and pustule,
dandruff and fæces -

while 'the devil' is in
words and theses.


PERHAPS

religion is
at best
the politics of the supernatural,
and
at worst
the economics of superstition.


PERHAPS

the best thing about the Tuareg
is that they never wash.


PERHAPS

education
acts on the mind of a child
as a Trojan virus does
on a computer.


PERHAPS

the logical materialism of our civilisation
owes much more to materialism
than to logic.


PERHAPS

progress should be measured by
the diminution of the self,
not the world.


PERHAPS

poetry is not 'the best words
in the best order',
but the tautest expression
of the fiercest thoughts.


PERHAPS

life is
piles of trivialities
until the last supper
intravenously
way beyond hope.


PERHAPS

as knowledge of minutiæ increases
wisdom declines.


PERHAPS

a tombstone
is attachment
petrified.


PERHAPS

the earth was formed
from the smashed womb
of the Angel of Suicide.


PERHAPS

in the Beginning
was no word,
for words
are outcry
of absence.


PERHAPS

the hair around my heart
was always grey.


PERHAPS

a genius is someone
born with exactly the right psychoses
at the right place
at the right moment.


PERHAPS

people who miss people
really miss themselves.


PERHAPS

Islam could be described as
a religion for gangsters,
while Christianity
might be described as
a religion for swindlers
and cheats.
Both feature ascension,
and both have hi-jacked
the whole spiritual dimension.


PERHAPS

human language
is the worst kind of communication.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160208083546.htm


PERHAPS

there are no
Simple Truths
Lapsed Catholics
Just Wars
Bad dogs
- nor even
Pure Evil.


PERHAPS

the only vacuum
is the space between people.
The rest is connectivity.


PERHAPS

deep down
most of us are
shallow graves.


PERHAPS

only cruelty is more despicable
than self-promotion.


PERHAPS

the culture of capitalism
is the decoration of greed.


PERHAPS

because humans
live like humans
inhumanely,
animals
can't live as animals.


PERHAPS

the most liberating freedom
a person can enjoy is
the freedom from wanting
the approval of others - an attitude
which, of course, depends on
freedom from oppressive family
and the fear of solitude.


PERHAPS

in the end
everything is food
and death.


PERHAPS

the personal
is the political
only
when the personal
is just for show.


PERHAPS

'the intelligentsia'
is a mafia because
none of them is
intelligent enough
to be dissonant
or dissident.


PERHAPS

purpose is the last religion,
(whose chief and murderous god is money).


PERHAPS

no philosophy
is worth expressing.


PERHAPS

even the poor
have more money than sense


PERHAPS

it is enough
to picture blind conspiracy
of molecules - of stuff
and anti-stuff.


PERHAPS

consciousness
is a wound.


PERHAPS

the first step towards wisdom
is to cut off your feet


PERHAPS

it's not what's going on that matters
but what's going off.


PERHAPS

nothing that is guarded
is worth having.


PERHAPS

without God
or gods
we would still be in Paradise.


PERHAPS

silence is the truest
depth within us.


PERHAPS

opprobrium is more
trustworthy than praise.


PERHAPS

it is a blessing
to gain the hate
of the hateful

who are legion.


PERHAPS

obedience is
not humility.


PERHAPS

thinking is not doing
but refracting.


PERHAPS

thinking about thinking
is becoming.


PERHAPS

the Evil Empire is not capitalism
but the family.


PERHAPS

some of us aren't born
with a vacuum inside.


PERHAPS

happiness comes
not when the unfillable hole is blocked
but when the wound is healed by licking.


PERHAPS

the core of confidence
is humility.
Or, to put it another way,
true confidence is humble.


PERHAPS

poetry is not
'the best words in the best order',
but the tautest expression
of the fiercest thoughts.


PERHAPS

philosophy is distraction
from distraction
by distraction.


PERHAPS

it is because anger
is the most genuine emotion
that it is the one
least countenanced.


PERHAPS

time
i
n the toilet of the restaurant
at the end of the universe
is very sick.


PERHAPS

the only art
to have much improved
since prehistoric times
is the art of war.



PERHAPS

the most virulent cancer
is Economic Growth.


PERHAPS

the most addictive video-game is
sex.


PERHAPS

sex is better on your own,
since nothing that you do is false.


PERHAPS

Satan was Jehovah's
rejected or rejecting
lover.

For polytheists
the only gods worth having
are amphibious, shape-shifting,
divinely fluid ideomorphs,
who inhabit the several worlds
between and beyond 'Heaven' and 'Hell'
not just the narrow, anthropocentric
monotheistic and stifling prison-cell.


PERHAPS

what most people think is
social harmony
is just inertia.


PERHAPS

optimism
is never more than
shallow.


PERHAPS

most human activity is needless -
- except the prevention of human activity.


PERHAPS

the finest human achievement
is the undoing of human achievement.


PERHAPS

the best of man is his ruins.


PERHAPS

Life is
Death masturbating.


PERHAPS

dying is when everything has gone
except the feeling of going.


PERHAPS

every opinion is smug
- even this one.


PERHAPS

marriage is the ash-tray
of romance.


PERHAPS

testosterone
has wrecked a million
times more lives than heroin.


PERHAPS

the most destructive drug
is work
.


PERHAPS

we were all 'Best Before'
we were born.


PERHAPS

the worst thing
that can befall a writer
is to be published.


PERHAPS

the Coca-Cola of love needs to be tasted
before the wine of friendship can be fully appreciated.


PERHAPS

it is kinder
to be a pædophile
than to be a
meat-eater...


PERHAPS

...kinder still
not to have children.


PERHAPS

the keenest Christians
and Muslims have always been murderous.


PERHAPS

what is sacred
is secret -
which is perhaps why holy books
are no more
and no less

than literature.


PERHAPS

success
is a lead balloon
for airheads,
while failure
is the comfort
of philosophers.


PERHAPS

children don't know they are
plans
and adults don't know they are
ruins.


PERHAPS

the object of Democracy
is to ensure that everyone
practises
'decently'
the same hypocrisy.


PERHAPS

the greatest evil
is its celebration of itself.


PERHAPS

the greatest evil
is the most basic
desire.


PERHAPS

the world is ruled
by strengthless dead
in dodgem cars.


PERHAPS

the greatest power is
no-power:
a molecule of air.


PERHAPS

love is the other side
of a coin.


PERHAPS

'soul' is just a fancy name
for misery.


PERHAPS

Osama bin Laden
was a most interesting
latter-day fusion
of Agamemnon
with Odysseus.


PERHAPS

the best that one can be
is useless.


PERHAPS

wisdom
is dark.
and stupidity
is blinding light.


PERHAPS

mind, too
is shit.


PERHAPS

it is the trivial people
not the serious
who need to 'lighten up'.


PERHAPS

every 'middle-class' value
is false.


PERHAPS

the basic Human Problem
is that human imagination
is not compatible
with possibility.


PERHAPS

sex is silly -
though sometimes it seems
majestic.


PERHAPS

the biggest mistake
one can make
is to take
oneself
seriously.


PERHAPS

Anglophones
are good at catching shoplifters
because they are always looking sideways.


PERHAPS

shadows
are the illuminations
of the secret.


PERHAPS

desire is what the Mummy-Lords decree.

 

PERHAPS

Christian Heaven
is as sterile
as a hospital
without a single animal.

 

PERHAPS

Never
is where most
people live.

 

PERHAPS

The Good Life is
doing nothing
disgracefully gracefully.


PERHAPS

there is nothing to understand
because meaning
is meaningless.


PERHAPS

who is dead, and who's alive
is often mere opinion.


PERHAPS

war can be abolished
only by abolishing armies.


PERHAPS

most people would rather
be entertained than wise
- or happy!


PERHAPS

the only humility possible
within our culture
is anonymity.


PERHAPS

the only good property
is the property nobody wants.


PERHAPS

only nihilists
can be happy
in an urban culture.


PERHAPS

words corrupt
everything they seem
to describe.


PERHAPS

you are an egg
waiting to be hatched.


PERHAPS

the madness
of mass-murderers
is unexceptional.


PERHAPS

even the brightest
of us do not know
what to do with
our intelligence.


PERHAPS

to call someone 'negative'
is
a fairly negative thing to do.


PERHAPS

only some beggars
are not corrupt.


PERHAPS

all frontiers are sordid.


PERHAPS

the most powerful word
is not Exterminate!
but
but.


PERHAPS

our minds are ruled by stories,
and perhaps every story is false.



PERHAPS

a truth is a truth
only until it is
accepted.


PERHAPS

the process of embalming
starts soon after birth.


PERHAPS

the brain and the heart
are houses without air.


PERHAPS

for those who are into self-harm
and guilt,
Jesus is a Godsend.


PERHAPS

more love is involved
in planting trees
than 'having sex'.


Why do human babies cry ?
PERHAPS

because human life
is such an outrageous
imposition;
or because human consciousness
is a kind of
continual drowning...


PERHAPS

I am
a bubble of being
outside the bubble
of breeding, of meat-
eaters - almost
a ghetto of one.


PERHAPS

knowing
is just another form of
having -
a substitute for
being.


PERHAPS

the more that humans achieve
the emptier they become.


PERHAPS

apart from our turds
(which dung-beetles like)
and our corpses
(which vultures value)
and our blood
(which nourishes leeches)
and our bones
(which dogs love to bury)
the only good thing that humans produce
(and which few other animals appreciate
is music.


PERHAPS

Grace
is stone, fur, fruit
catastrophe.


PERHAPS

God is disease
of idea.


PERHAPS

God is a tree.


PERHAPS

life is
the cheapest thing on the planet.


PERHAPS

the only freedom from
is the freedom from desire
(including the desire to live)
- and the only freedom to
is the freedom to die happy.


PERHAPS

religion
is Jihad
against sanity.


PERHAPS

Original Sin
is taking yourself
seriously.


PERHAPS

terrorism
corrupts terrorists
just as consumption
corrupts consumers.


PERHAPS

the only desire
not trivial
is the desire for death.


PERHAPS

the world is turning
into desert
and cities.


PERHAPS

we are encyclopædias
of emptiness.


PERHAPS

'intelligence'
is just a fancy word
for 'pathological cunning' -
and against it we
and the world
have no defence.


PERHAPS

life
is a knife
in dying air.


PERHAPS

dissidents
are just the few and only people
who dare - or bother - to think.


PERHAPS

war
is peace on the rampage.


PERHAPS

what unites most people
is the refusal to see
the pity of things.


PERHAPS

memories
are the scabs of consciousness.


PERHAPS

truth
is something more lost
than gained.


PERHAPS

music
is in the instrument not made.


PERHAPS

for a dog
god also is a smell.


PERHAPS

oil, not tears,
issues from the eyes of Islam
(which perhaps is pissing blood).


PERHAPS

every institution
defeats its purpose.


PERHAPS

you are truly alone
when you have no-one
to say Good-bye to.


PERHAPS

God and Love
are disease
when joined together.


PERHAPS

evil prospers
because comfort corrupts.


PERHAPS

the Garden of Eden was
WILD.


PERHAPS

Islam could be described as
a religion for gangsters,
while Christianity
might be described as
a religion for swindlers
and cheats.
Both feature Ascension,
and both have hi-jacked
our small spiritual dimension.


PERHAPS

passion
is the friction
between doing
and being.


PERHAPS

death
is the
Museum of Enlightenment.


PERHAPS

'enlightenment' is just an
extreme form of resignation.


PERHAPS

sympathy is just a little
more than an extension of
self-pity.


PERHAPS

of all renunciations
the most difficult is loss.


PERHAPS

this European culture that we treasure
is just the gulag of our pleasure.


PERHAPS

the secret of life
is to hate it
and be happy.


PERHAPS

death is the greatest gift to the living.


PERHAPS

housework
is better done in the dark:
it's so much easier
and leaves the day free
for sleep or the tending of plants.

PERHAPS

the same is not so true for sex.


PERHAPS

the worst invention of all time
(apart from writing
and the measurement of time itself)
is the Water Closet - the start
of a sewage treatment system
that wastefully, expensively
breaks down, disperses
our excrements, thus squandering
one of the world's
most renewable resources.


PERHAPS

as rare as the Unicorn
is the believer of good faith.


PERHAPS

the stupidest thing
about The Only Stupid Species
is that, unlike really
successful animals like rats,
cockroaches, spiders
and many other beasts
of true distinction,
we refuse to eat our dead.


PERHAPS

depression
is a trick
of consciousness which
we take too seriously.


PERHAPS

God has a terrible defect:
like Stalin, He hates intellect.


PERHAPS

rot is not death
- but life everlasting.


PERHAPS

marriage
is an early symptom
of senility.


PERHAPS

'empowerment'
is just an easier kind of
enslavement.


PERHAPS

everything human
is corrupted with desire.


PERHAPS

only through grief
will happiness emerge.


PERHAPS

in wishing the worst for humanity
I wish the best for the world.


PERHAPS

to be single is not a curse
but an accomplishment.


PERHAPS

it is way too late
for us to have a future.


PERHAPS

it's not 'love'
that 'makes the world
go round' -
but the seizing
and abuse of power.


PERHAPS

those who most complain
about rain
are those who are trashing the planet.


PERHAPS

the meaning of
catastrophe
is the catastrophe
of meaning.


PERHAPS

humility
is really knowing
that you are
the only kind of animal
that sneers.


PERHAPS

real people
don't shave.


PERHAPS

true intellectuals
have no friends.


PERHAPS

life is a foreign language.


PERHAPS

death is a smile.


PERHAPS

we each live in a nutcracker
between the outrage of employment
and the insult of entertainment.


PERHAPS

religion is
more an attempt to
justify the unjustifiable
than to explain the inexplicable.


PERHAPS

love is
estrangement's
distorting mirror.


PERHAPS

description
turns 'reality'
to 'fiction'.


PERHAPS

a true atheist
is truly hard to find.


PERHAPS

to loaf
is the secret
of life.


PERHAPS

Western democracy
is the dictatorship
of hypocrisy.


PERHAPS

the morality of conformity is immorality.


PERHAPS

the poetry of government
is the fear of revolution.


PERHAPS

if 'Free Spirit' came with a T-shirt
there would be no T-shirts.


PERHAPS

truth is the first casualty of culture.


PERHAPS

what for you is squalid and nasty
is the beauty of my life.


PERHAPS

between the breeders and the homos
and the home-owners
are those who
might be the
independent few.


PERHAPS

money makes no-one happy
because it is only a means
to the impossible satisfaction
of infantile desires.


PERHAPS

happiness is unconsciousness,
and the nearest thing to happiness
is an erotic dream.


PERHAPS

Zen is
what you're sure
it's not.


PERHAPS

the purest poem
is the humble
mumble.


PERHAPS

in a society
where nothing true is valued
I am not worth knowing.


PERHAPS

my writing suffers badly
from my lack of imagination.
('All my words come back to me
in shades of mediocrity.')


PERHAPS

yet
but
so
then
and
though

nevertheless


PERHAPS

you write a poem,
stop. Then silence.
Perhaps the silence is
a better poem, and
the rest
(as Verlaine wrote)
is merely literature.


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