• Alex Nodopaka | Thu Aug 16th 2012 2:02 p.m.
    Discussion between Geranium and Fat Couple

    The geranium in the pot
    gazes at its shadow
    and with a smirk from its leaves
    says with a chuckle

    to its partner branch,
    Look how fat that geranium
    on the dirt is!
    The shadow on the ground

    after a short meditation replies,
    It’s easier for a camel to hump
    the eye of a needle
    than for a fat geranium

    to lay a skinny shadow.
    Upon reflection they must be
    Chinese Taoist philosophers
    in deep contemplation of nature.

    ~~~
    Alex Nodopaka August©2012
  • Michael Szpakowski | Thu Aug 16th 2012 4:52 p.m.
    That's great Alex. May I post it ( with proper attribution to you of course) beneath the image on Flickr?
    cheers
    michael
    • Alex Nodopaka | Sat Aug 18th 2012 5:23 p.m.
      Michael,

      This is great! I must say that the paintings were the root for my inspiration, so it works both ways and yes you may post it/them to accompany the works. Thanks for the offer of promo but I'm immensely rich so don't expect any remuneration for my poetry or art however I'll accept the credit nominations... lol
  • Michael Szpakowski | Fri Aug 17th 2012 7:12 p.m.
  • Alex Nodopaka | Sat Aug 18th 2012 4:13 p.m.
    Circular Metaphysics
    or What Goes Round comes Around

    Circles over one’s head are no proof of sainthood.
    The latter is not achieved wearing a disc over the head
    nor is it proof of holiness when painted on icons.

    It is guaranteed when achieved through martyrdom.
    Hanging upside down on a cross one apostle moans
    to the one spread eagle on an X-wooden structure,

    Ain’t that a fucking great lesson to endure for the sake
    of sainthood! The other apostle whimpers,
    Speak for yourself, you mother fucking renegade!

    Sainthood is a labyrinth with each side of its corridors
    lined with spring-loaded thorny branches. To avoid
    running in circles is a matter of thinking outside the box.

    The disc, a de facto UFO, takes off in a straight line,
    zigzags out of sight leaving the apostles hanging in mid air
    grasping the rim of hula hoops hovering below their heads.

    ~~~
    Alex Nodopaka August©2012
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