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  ANTHONY WEIR (13th September 1941)
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Challenging Emily Dickinson

Nature's red in tooth and claw
But we are black of heart.
There's more 'soul' in a jackal's paw
than all our works of art.
So I will kindly stop for Death
and do the gracious thing.
And with the gift of my last breath
transform to sweet
Anthony Weir




Jean Genet said:
'the author of a beautiful poem
is always dead'.

But beautiful poems
are also always dead
whereas a poet once lived
in his head.

Great poetry now is what
people can't bear to read.

Great poets are dead and dutiful.
The dead are always beautiful.
Anthony Weir



Confession of a Failed Abortion

In the absurd
eventuality of re-incarnation
I should be desirous
of returning as a bower-bird
or a retrovirus.
Anthony Weir



Eight Shorts

There are now more people
living on the earth than ever died
- though man is the only creature capable of suicide.


The greatest mystery
of life for me is not its origin
nor end nor meaning
but people's relentless superficiality.


The people who waste the most water
are those who most complain
about rain.
(Taps drip unfixed throughout
vast regions of unceasing drought.)


In my Auschwitz
head are five nice Nazis,
four Jewish war-criminals,
three bestial anarchists,
a Jehovah's Witness
and six far-seeing
(and very sexy) Gypsies.


What 'Good Sex' Tells Us:


The Past:
then lived in

(as far as is convenient) .


the paranoid, collective
loneliness of greed.


In Nation States
the breadth of human
(and therefore animal)
experience decreases day by day.
And so we blaze our way.
Anthony Weir
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