tanka written on the occasion of the solar eclipse

phantom moon moving
through light of a greater glow
‘world enough and time’
to see, to hear, to touch yes
‘all things bright and beautiful’

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

NOTE: Line 3 is from Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”; line 5 is the first line of the hymn of the same name.

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STATEMENT FROM THE N.A.R.M.A.O.V. (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RATS, MICE, AND OTHER VERMIN)

We at NARMAOV admittedly constitute a general nuisance, and are potentially dangerous, sometimes scary [especially at night and in confined spaces], and many times creepy.

Despite those facts, we strenuously object to the representational use of an inflatable, unflattering, rodentlike figure for political denigration of one Donald J. Trump, now President of the United States.

We believe use of such a representation demeans and defames us beyond the bounds of reasonableness, in that we have never communicated in the scurrilous and disrespectful manner of said Trump, nor do we engage in egregious acts of deception and falsehood, nor are we wild fabulists as is said Trump.

We respectfully request that those wishing to characterize said Trump in a more reasonable but negative manner should shift to the use of naked representations of said Trump, whether inflatable or solid. We suggest this after acute observation on our part – we have concluded that said Trump is a living embodiment of the character of the emperor in the human fairy tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.

Therefore, please cease and desist using the inappropriate blow-up rat figure (image below).

If you fail to accede to our reasonable request, we will be forced to go into sexual overdrive mode so as to eventually overrun your cities, towns and suburbs, with all the concomitant disease, creepiness, and horror such a plague engenders.

Thank you.

~ The Governing Board of NARMAOV

 

A MODEST PROPOSAL

When an amoral huckster of fabrications like Rupert Murdoch advises tRump to get rid of Steve Bannon, you know that things must really be pretty bad inside the tRump [mal]Administration. If Bannon is next to leave, will Gorka be far behind? One would hope so…

Then maybe tRump could get some ‘young blood’ to enter as an advisor – perhaps Kim Jong Un. Remember what tRump said about the young fellow: “At a very young age, he was able to assume power. A lot of people, I’m sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else. And he was able to do it. So obviously, he’s a pretty smart cookie,” Trump told CBS News in an interview on “Face the Nation.”

I’m sure the Korean and the New Yorker would get along quite well – they both have delusions of grandeur and like to stick pretty much at home…besides they are both devotees of autocracy…

Maybe Kim, like Jared, could be another son The Donald would like to have had…

(c) Gregory V Driscoll 2017 [text only]

streaming live

dark cloud for a cowl
the moon peers out warily
the tempest runs wild

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

watching the half-moon’s transit

battle axe   keen blade,
arcing bright through cloudless sky
to be bested by dawn

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

Surprise – guess who!

cunning and furtive,
ignorant ‘bout so many things…
in his hands: life, death

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

this morning’s lesson

clouds like a gray shroud
swaddle the blue sky dawning…
leaves stir in silence

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017