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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Pumpkin candlelight

She goes to her window,
Notes the encroaching twilight,
And lights
A honey-coloured
Pumpkin candle.

Is it possible that
In crepuscular conditions
We are drawn
To candle flames
Because the flickering
Flame-forms we see
Are reminders
Of the flickering flame-forms
Of angels?

And the company of angels
Is what we most need

At this time?



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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Worth Matravers in Dorset

A scantily-clad woman
With pendulous breasts,
Is driving her car
Through rush hour traffic.

A police marksman
Fires two shots at her
With a paintball rifle.

Three weeks later,
The matter is brought up
Under Any Other Business
At the monthly meeting
Of the local
Women's Institute.

After the meeting,
Members enjoy
A nicely-judged
Orange drizzle cake
Made by Deirdre Ulwell

Of Swanage.


Another woman

Into Bodmin to shop

Christmas in Keswick

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The game continued

George sat down to play
A game of chess.

He played the white pieces
While his opponent, Osama,
Played the black pieces.

While George's back was turned,
Osama placed a piece
Of white chocolate
On the top of George's
Queenside rook,
And a piece
Of dark chocolate
On the top of
His own queenside rook.

The game continued.

Fifteen minutes later,
While Osama's back was turned,
George carefully
Lifted the piece
Of white chocolate
From the top of his
Queenside rook,
And gave it to one
Of his security people
To check for poison.

The game continued.

An hour later, the piece
Of white chocolate
Was returned to George
With a thirty-seven page
Biochemical analysis.

The white chocolate
Was normal white chocolate,
It had not been
Interfered with
In any way,
It contained no poison
And it was fit
For human consumption.

George ate the piece
Of white chocolate.

The game continued.

Fifteen minutes later,
While Osama's back was turned,
George carefully
Lifted the piece
Of dark chocolate
From the top of Osama's
Queenside rook,
And popped it in his mouth.

Three minutes later,
George died
In a screaming froth
Of blood and vomit.


The game continued.



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Under the radar

I am a terrorist

Sufi Master with disciples

Pope terror talks

The police are very good

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Lepidopteran evasion

He enjoys
Watching butterflies
Through binoculars.

Perhaps it is because
He's a mathematician.

The rickety, amateurish flight
Of a butterfly
Has nothing about it
Of calculus or precision.

It has more to do
With probability
And the vagaries
Of a multidimensional universe
Buffeting it playfully.

For a mathematician,
A butterfly is a nice change.

Today, however,

There are no butterflies to be seen.


Butterfly meat

Toytown

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