USING THE PENDULUM—TWO (R8)


The Brain and the Fear of Motorcycling The brain is more or less made up of parts that set in motion different human functions. Considering something as complex as the brain, words are only a very rough & ready way of describing how this happens but we might say that the part that deals with […]

to get the gist (R8)


to get the gist   of The Herald of the Coming Good— an appeal to Contemporary Humanity to prevent the manifestations of Tzvarnoharno (or ‘something’) which forms itself by seemingly natural process in the communal life of people as an outcome of the ill-considered actions of so-called common people and leads to the destruction of […]

What is book-learning? (R8)


Book-learning often has a bad press. Mere book-learning, they spit out between pursed lips… But it’s worth asking exactly what one does get from books… The short answer might be that it depends what you do with the words you ingest. The longer answer is, perhaps, that it all depends on what is happening to […]

Two Hundred Days—Another Hundred Haiku


At the British Haiku Society Spring Gathering in May 2012 a new phrase was invented: ‘Knotweed Hykoo’. This refers to ‘Modern’ or ‘Gendai’ little poems. Most people know that Japanese knotweed is a pernicious weed whose roots can burrow through concrete and undermine houses. It seems to me that the House of Haiku is under […]