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  ANTHONY WEIR (13th September 1941)
 
 
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  45.     

Trousers of Internment

My pants
covered in patches,
were rinsed by my wife -
but the suffering wouldn't wash out.

Like faded days
my pants hung on the Collective's door
on the rusty nail of Internment.

And the wind brought me from far-off the memory
of the unerasable face of poverty.
 
Anthony Weir
   
 

   
   
 

  46.     

'Who gathers Knowledge, gathers Pain'

(Book of Ecclesiastes)

The twist, the torque in our brains
that caused language
caused badness and sadness and madness
unique among beasts.
Take away the words (and much of the pain goes)
We are almost only words (and have nothing else to say)
Too many words in the world (and not enough truth)
The busyness and the acquisitive words (remembering...dismembering)


What can I say about words
whose naked emperor is solitude?
No gods, no magic helpers (and words are only work)
Why do we prefer stories to insight?

Religion (just the mirror of arrogance)
Philosophy (fake analysis of arrogance)
Knowledge (mere myth)
(wisdom is silence)
Thought (only words endlessly permutating
spawning their busyness)
Because we invented reason we think we are rational.

Madness is the price of language.

Can we not reduce the words that pass for awareness
(that tell us we are swimming in our sinking) ?
Reduce them to very small poems (less smug than haiku)
Or just to breathings
Or just to looks?

Let there be no more words!
Let there be no more books!
 
Anthony Weir
   
 

   
   
 

  47.     

8/6

After Hiroshima
all beauty is unbearable.
Light is the condensation
of darkness.

(8/6 = the sixth day of August, 'Hiroshima Day')
 
Anthony Weir
   
 

   
   
 

  48.     

A Mound of Refuse

Even the poor in our society
have six times more
than it's sane to desire

And the rich everywhere
always
are wanting something for nothing.
 
Anthony Weir
   
 
 
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