Friday, 17 August 2018


Another one
is the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Pastafarianism is recognized
as a valid religion in New Zealand.

And, I've since discovered,
in Australia too.

Dutch authorities say 
it's not serious enough
to be a religion 
which is double Dutch to me,

since Pastafarians 
are a peace loving people.
who enjoy spaghetti 
and are kind 
to sentient beings.

The wearing of a col-
ander upon the head
is not compulsory. 
I think to join.

The only dogma 
is There is no dogma.

But in any case, 
like eating 

I've discovered 
I too can become 
a minister 
for a mere $25

which entitles me 
to  display
a certificate 
upon my wall.

I already have 
my own picture 
and a suitable colander.

the Monster
has touched me 
with his wonderful noodly!

What more can I ask
in this wonderful world 
where  a zebra 
can be a tomato?

And an invisible 
pink flamingo
is a deity
according to some.

Heaven knows
where and when 
It will all 


Saturday, 11 August 2018

nervi a posto*

worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair -  
it gives you something to do 
but it doesn't get you anywhere 

the green zebra is a tomato

*      keep your nerve

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Very, Very, Beautiful

Mum (1920-2018)

Gracie Fields singing 'Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye' and no coffin, but a wicker basket adorned with pink roses.   

We brought no other flowers. 

We brought our smiles, tears, hugs, poems and memories. 

We conducted our own small ceremony. 

None of us wore black. 

We held her in our hearts. 

It seemed so natural. 

I can say it was beautiful. 

Very, very beautiful.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Ring of Sand

When I wonder "What it's all about" I consider the clues. The following, for example: 

Here is an elaborate ring of sand. It reminds of a sunflower. 

If you look carefully you may see the artist in the centre of the picture.

If you cannot make him out look below, for that is he.

With his ring of sand he hopes to attract a female. When she arrives they embrace in the centre of the ring and she will lay her eggs and leave. 

For his part, he will smooth the sand in the centre of the ring. And the currents will take care of the rest. 

Nothing will remain of the 'sunflower' to indicate what has passed here.