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  Best Poems From
  ANTHONY WEIR (13th September 1941)
 
 

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  1.     

Television

It's not that images are powerful
but that consciousness -
already cursed by narrative - is weak:
everybody watches, mimics.
No-one sees.

We are all distorted
unreadable reflections of each other.

In this globalisation
hypocrisy like prurience
is a vast equaliser
making us all moral latrines
horribly disguised as clinics.
 
Anthony Weir
   
 

   
   
 

  2.     

A Dublin Poem

At the Conference of
Poetry Police
An observer who claimed
That a tree was worth
A thousand poets
Was declared mentally ill
And unfit to work at
The paper-mill.
 
Anthony Weir
   
 

   
   
 

  3.     

Sirius

Sirius shines
the dog star
low in the sky
the brightest star
revolving round
a small dark sun
which no man has ever seen
like a body
round a soul
or words
around a man
or a man
around his words
or a man
around a man
or words
around a soul
like a body
which no man has ever seen
a small dark sun
revolving round
the brightest star
low in the sky
the dog star
Sirius shines
 
Anthony Weir
   
 

   
   
 

  4.     

Happiness is Despair having a Good Time

It is as true as rain
and wind
that mind
is pain
And knowledge
differentiated pain
And wisdom the sad gladness
of the immense
realisation
that it is insane
to look for sense
inside the brain
or outside sensation.
 
Anthony Weir
   
 
 

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