September 26th, 2019

Godspeed You Black Emperor - The Dead Flag Blues



the car's on fire and there's no driver at the wheel
and the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
and a dark wind blows
the government is corrupt
and we're on so many drugs
with the radio on and the curtains drawn
we're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
and the machine is bleeding to death
the sun has fallen down
and the billboards are all leering
and the flags are all dead at the top of their poles
it went like this:
the buildings tumbled in on themselves
mothers clutching babies picked through the rubble
and pulled out their hair
the skyline was beautiful on fire
all twisted metal stretching upwards
everything washed in a thin orange haze
i said: "kiss me, you're beautiful -
these are truly the last days"
you grabbed my hand and we fell into it
like a daydream or a fever
we woke up one morning and fell a little further down -
for sure it's the valley of death
i open up my wallet
and it's full of blood
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

morning books



morning books

'Participating in Christ: Explorations in Paul's Theology and Spirituality' by Michael J. Gorman

'Ducks, Newburyport' a novel by Lucy Ellmann

'Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions, & Criticism' essays by Michelle Tea

'Fellow Passengers' A Novel in Portraits by Louis Auchincloss

'Louis Auchincloss: The Growth of a Novelist' by Vincent Piket

'The Wilderness Writings Of Howard Zahniser' Edited by Mark Harvey

'Scars Of Sweet Paradise: The Life And Times Of Janis Joplin' biography by Alice Echols

'Shaky Ground: The Sixties And Its Aftershocks' by Alice Echols

'Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005' African American History by James T. Campbell
  • Current Music
    Godspeed You Black Emperor! 'F♯ A♯ ∞'

The Knights Templar

It is 1:21 PM Thursday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is sunny blue sky day. It is not warm nor is it cold. A day to wear a sweater.

I have had thus far a normal day. Eternity is always before me as I go through Time. One can not escape Time. I am always looking at a clock counting the minutes. I can't stop the flow of time in the cosmos. Everything is headed for the End. As everything heads for the end it is decaying. At the same time God keeps everything alive in the midst of decay.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. Carol was up getting ready to leave to have breakfast with a friend and then visit her elderly friend Pam.

I spent the morning doing what I usually do each morning. I trapped another chipmunk and took it to be released into a field behind our local Goodwill thrift store. I went after setting from a chipmunk into Goodwill to look at their used books. I found these used books-

'Battle Of Wits: The Complete Story Of Codebreaking In World II' by Stephen Budiansky

'Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor' biography by Adrian Fort

'Dungeon, Fire And Sword: The Knights Templar In The Crusades' by John J. Robinson

'Heartsblood: Hunting, Spirituality, and Wildness in America' by David Petersen

'Debt-The First 5,000 Years' Debt History by David Graeber

'The Robber Barons' American History by Matthew Josephson

When I got home from Goodwin I wrote in my paper diary and then cataloged the used books I bought this morning into my LibraryThing site.

This afternoon I might mow our front lawn. I suppose I will close.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative