Saturday, February 20, 2010

"In stillness of the santal-pillared woods" --C A Smith

"Forms of Surveillance"

overkill with oodoolay
past avarice of Ubar

i outrun the last gazelle
but not spiritual slavery

this is the kind of long rain
that dissolves even my poems

why should a kamikaze
put duct tape across his mouth?

"...both Uzbeks and Tajiks laid claim to the tenth-eleventh century philosopher Ibn Sina (Avicenna), even though the vast majority of his works were written in Arabic--the Uzbeks on the grounds that he had been born near Bukhara in present-day Uzbekistan, and the Tajiks because of Iranian (probably Soghdian) origin." --Maria Eva Subtelny, in: Central Asia in Historical Perspective (1994)

Dave Pollard prepares for civilization's end.

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