FOR E E:
LOKI IS MKULTRAWOLFEN FROZEN FENS ENDLESS HIS FENRIS. FEW FUTURES RUN FAR, FEWER FREE!
Under skies leaden
GreyWolf runs hunting
his future tracking through days of haze.
. . . what if it were once caught?
how would that now wear be?
time fighting dying there
metaphorescent and red on the snow
crystallinecrimson and still
would should do to be as did done then and when?
Promulgate the past with endless looping leaps,
chasing scent of that which was had
seen if that which won't ever now is hiding somewhen
dead ahead loses the trail in a tearstorm of sleet
fearing a fugue of temper
facing starvation intemperate?
Surely more furthere on . . . bark
at . . . where clear air smells past . . . that tree
feeling having passed hear
no sound receding
pursuing, past sophistry turning in a curve
tight view tail cramped and panting
when that which was spurns purpose presently
is hidden in will be infinities fleeing
. . . all ways lead . . . wary, then through
to . . . under skies reddened
GreyWolf hunts running
future tracking though a haze of days.
(A skald is the spirit of E.E. Cummings)
- J.W. Thrasher, 1973, "Two Toned Too Stalk"
Skepticism As An Asymptotic Function Of Knowledge
Wow, a decent dithyrambic redaction of an old attempt at logomancy, kenning Asutra memes through whimsy. Whence come "kennings" from verse truly free? Still a mystery to me, but at least I know I'll probably be the only since Joyce or McLuhan to even be able make such a
prepostereotyepicalumnious attempt. 'Bout time to look for a publisher for a second edition of my first book of Poetry. How to make poetry pay without submission, or popular appeal, is still beyond my grasp. A F.O.I.A. and a quarter mil. from the rich remnants of the OSS would
do nicely. Then I could redirect the Cherubim to extirpate the Taliban (the only martial organization capable of the task, I trow) and the "Nine" might assist in a little engineering project I've always fancied. We'll know by the 'ides' of Northember.
Ancient, and recent, beliefs and discoveries about Matter, and Space and Time, correspond with such a plenitude of congruence that I and many other "New Age" types, often wonder just why our collective understanding as a species, our 'world-view' (Ger.: Weltanschauung) as it were, has apparently been so thoroughly and effectively overwhelmed for the past few millennia by the "Cognitively Dissonant Self-Limitation Eschaton Paradigm", as I call it, which, when looked at from just the right philosophical perspective, can be seen to have been actively preventing our evolutionary growth as a functioning collective body of biosphere consciousness. Hence, given our penchant as a race for looking beyond our own species for such alternative paradigmatic input, when some of us seem to think that human history has been shaped by the influence of sentient beings, civilizations, and technologies not native to this planet, the clamor of opprobrium and derision these assertions are met with seem quite a bit too strident for supposedly "unbiased" skeptics. So automatic is the response that it is almost tantamount to evidence of some attempt at suppression of the entire concept that we are not alone in the universe, and as such are affected only by what we believe we perceive with our five senses. Yet, when one studies physics, one realizes that our senses DO NOT accurately capture the totality of existential phenomena, yet most human beings think they know what is "REAL" and what is not - but, based on the last 50 years of scientific research, they DO NOT, and yet most still believe they do. Perhaps because they have been "taught" to reject certain conclusions about the nature of personal reality for reasons to which they are not privy, perhaps because if people were aware of forces manipulating mankind with other than mankind's best interests at heart, they might resist and thereby interfere with whatever agenda is in place.