.......Scotland my loveMore Like This
a stillborn lamb
trees like a burnt hand
washed white from all sin
deathcow with skull markings
I can feel the pain of a little cat
run over by a car
its lost heartbeat becoming one with mine
the sea blood red
a wondrous land
a mushroom cloud frozen in time
like a chant about solitude
there's not enough time to name the millions of sheep
but one i named Bertha
Heavy Weather BluesHeavy weather coming, the signs are plain as day.More Like This
Anyone can see it coming ten thousand miles away.
Heavy weather coming, the warning siren screams -
coming when you're wide awake, coming in your dreams.
Heavy weather coming, full of teeth and claws.
Exceeding all the limits and breaking several laws.
Heavy weather coming, get your dad on the phone.
He will not understand but you can try to let him know.
Heavy weather coming, time to give away your guns.
There won't be any targets when the heavy weather comes.
Heavy weather coming, rolling up from the south.
And from west and north and east as well - oh mama, look out.
Heavy weather coming, your dog ran out the door.
You call his name for hours, until your throat is sore.
Heavy weather coming, full of guilt and blame.
Kings and lords and commoners will all burn with shame.
Heavy weather coming, I believe it's almost here.
We should try not to panic, but it is natural to fear.
Tao Te Ching 1More Like This
Existence is beyond the power of words
Terms may be used
But are none of them absolute.
In the beginning of heaven and earth there were no words,
Words came out of the womb of matter;
And whether a man dispassionately
Sees to the core of life
Sees the surface,
The core and the surface
Are essentially the same,
Words making them seem different
Only to express appearance.
If name be needed, wonder names them both:
From wonder into wonder
Words: Tao Te Ching 1, Lao Tzu, paraphrased by Witter Bynner, 1944
almcdermid wrote a series of meditations on the Tao Te Ching - his take on this text is here. The whole collection is