Simplicity: More Than Mere Beauty

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Recently, I wrote a sonnet entitled “Birthing Simplicity”. I knew then that I would have to expand on that with an article, even at the risk of undoing my purpose in it! For simplicity is something with which I have wrestled for many years — not in an aggressive manner but rather like what one does affectionately with a sibling as a child for fun.

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The Next Item on the Crazy World Agenda: The U.S. Election!

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Been making even more of these… 😉

The New Conformists…

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I’ve been making these again… 😉

Rehearsing for the Storm [new poem]

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I am not afraid of viruses of any kind;
I’ll take my chance, my future undefined.
For I look after my old system of immunity —
eat well, spend time in nature & the sun
and exercise at every opportunity,
take supplements & have myself some fun.

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Subterranean Berth [new song video]

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #56: “Subterranean Berth”. Another new song in unplugged format. It’s about what I call “the paradox of down” — the way that in order to be closest to the Lord of the Universe and Master over all, one has to be stripped of everything unnecessary for essential survival. Hard, hard lesson. And just when you think that you’re as down as you can be, you discover that there is even further down to go. But, in spiritual terms, down = up 😉 I hope that the song resonates with you. Here are the lyrics:

My dear Lord of the universe
and Master over all…
I’m here filled up with gratitude
and on you now I call. Read the rest of this entry »

There’s Something Going On [new poem]

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THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON!

It’s plain there’s something going on when,
after pouring out some twenty-thousand words
(or more), this soul sane says with weariness,
“I simply can’t be bothered anymore”, & presses on
the key that’s marked <delete> with infinitely more
conviction and panache than it has ever had before. Read the rest of this entry »

Worthy of Love [new poem]

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WORTHY OF LOVE  [new poem]

Some say those you love must be worthy
of that love, and if they’re not, then you
should never waste your love upon them,
shrewdly saving it for 1 who worthy of it is.
This poet used to firmly reason this way too,
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Vaughan Williams’ Glorious 5th Symphony

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THIS MUSIC REPRESENTS MY MOOD TODAY — heartfully wistful, strangely valedictory, gently profound, and full of a yearning for that-which-cannot-yet-be-reached. The 5th Symphony of the English composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams, is one which reflects great beauty, honour, glory and everything noble and virtuous about life which is nostalgically lurking on the hinterland of the universe and in a hidden corner of our hearts. This is, to my mind, the most beautiful piece of pure music ever written. It is certainly one of the most spiritual pieces of music ever composed. Astonishingly, it was written at the height of the Second World War and first performed at the BBC Proms in June 1943 (with the composer himself conducting). Vaughan Williams was inspired to Read the rest of this entry »

The Time has Come [new double sonnet]

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THE TIME HAS COME [new double sonnet]

There’s much fine-trimming going on round here;
I’m slimming down my world to just a flame —
a single candle burning bright and clear.
To keep my equilibrium’s the aim.

So those who make false claims will be the first
to get the axe from my uncensored hand.
Next, constant rudeness which is interspersed
with hubris and disdain will get you banned. Read the rest of this entry »

“Thinkers” [new song video]

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🔥🤯 LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #55, “Thinkers” 🤯🔥 Written yesterday, this is a song which grew out of the concept of another song, entitled “Blinkers”. I prefer “Thinkers”. It’s more suited to the needs of our time. I wanted a song which would be more encouraging rather than simply observational. It’s more upbeat than many of my songs have been lately. It’s a new era. The lyrics are below:

Once upon a time, I wrote a song.
I called it “Blinkers” — but I was wrong.
It’s not about the blinkers people wear;
and so another song I hereby share:

[1st Refrain]
It’s called “Thinkers”! (c’est necessaire)
Prefer “Thinkers”! (for thoughts we wear)
Let’s have Thinkers (to show we care)
Um-hmm…

I’m not talking here about IQ.
Thinking’s something which we ALL can do.
We don’t need to have a Ph.D
to let our brains become what they should be.

[2nd Refrain]
We need Thinkers! (who understand)
Just be Thinkers! (and make a stand)
Be deep Thinkers! (now take my hand)
Oh yeah…

Have you ever thunked a startling thought
which you then think that you should not ought?
That policeman’s planted deep in you
by people frightened what your thoughts can do!

[3rd Refrain]
World needs Thinkers! (fearless ones)
Outright Thinkers! (with minds that stun)
Piercing Thinkers! (’cause thinking’s fun)
For real…

The evil folks who think they run this show
must crush your thoughts so that you can’t grow.
They want you mindless watching your TV
on which they exercise their sophistry.

[4th Refrain]
They’re scared of Thinkers (who see right through)
They hate Thinkers! (that’s me and you)
So love Thinkers! (there are too few)
Uh-huh…

This ain’t about mundanities,
brain-ticklers, or some thoughts that tease.
The need for serious thoughts is grave
if your mind’s no more to be enslaved.

[5th Refrain]
Embrace Thinkers! (with all your soul)
Seek out Thinkers! (that should be your goal)
Your tribe’s Thinkers! (helps you to be whole)
So true…!

   [Vocal bridge]
   The thinking I mean
   ain’t just cerebral.
   You’re not a machine
   who’s trapped in a skull…

Our Creator gave us all a brain
so we could find our way back again
to what we’re put on earth to truly be:
avatars of Light who are strong and free.

[6th Refrain]
That means Thinkers! (who see what’s real)
Free-range Thinkers! (who more than feel)
Outright Thinkers! (who will not keel)
Oh yeah…!

In school they taught you all just what to think
so your minds would come to be in sync
with the powers which work behind the scene,
so you’d then be used as their machine.

[7th Refrain]
So be Thinkers! (a rebel force)
Brave bold Thinkers! (who’ve gone back to Source)
Untainted Thinkers! (with love, of course)
Alrite…!

When your thinking’s finally your own,
you’ll no longer merely be a clone
of those who want to make you think like them.
Your integrity will blossom then.

[8th Refrain]
You’ll be Thinkers! (in word and deed)
You’ll see Thinkers! (within your feed)
Just free-Thinkers (born to lead)
Woohoo…!

Something interesting which you should know:
Thinking opens up the rate of flow
exponentially; it’s like a dam
which bursts its wall, so then you can…

[9th Refrain]
become Thinkers! (in a full-time sense)
All-out Thinkers! (without a fence)
Profound Thinkers! (it’s so intense)
It is…!

 

 

© Alan Morrison, 2020