PETER PAYACK, Conceptual Anarchist, Science Fiction Poet, Sky Artist, Inventor of The Stonehenge Watch

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Here I am posting spankin' new poems as I write them.  Since January I have written over 55 finished poems that I am just now sending out now to publishers.  I will put a few of these new poems up here from time to time.  Let me know what you think!

 

  

THE LIBRARIAN'S LAMENT

You can't google everything! 

 THE SHAKSPEAROSAUROUS



Love Poem
found inscribed
in fossilized iridium-laced mud
by a hitherto unknown
sentient dinosaur,
the Shakspearosaurous:

   “Oh, you svelte Beauty
   of twelve tons,
   my lust for you
   is molten.

   I will love you,
   your crater strewn face
   and  moon sized eyes,
  ‘ til the stars themselves
   fall from the sky!”

Unfortunately,
for this starstruck
prehistoric lumbering bard
their budding relationship
came to a cataclysmic end

when a giant asteroid
crashed into the earth.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZEN LESSON
Number 2



Yves tells me
he is bringing
my  new book
of Zen sayings
with him
to the can.

I stare at him
in stunned silence.

If there
is a Zen lesson
somewhere in that

I really
don't want to go
there

 
 
 
 
1000 ANGELS
REVISITED


In the Middle Ages
the Scholastic Philosophers
argued hair-splitting points
which today are deemed,
rather silly and pointless,

like how many
angels could stand
on the head of a pin.

Today,
some scientists
believe that
all the matter of
the yet to be born universe
was encapsulated
in a space
less then the size
of an atomic particle

Where the temperature
was over 1500 billion degrees
and conditions extremely chaotic.

And I think,
how many angels
could stand inside
an atomic particle
withstanding temperatures
in excess Billions of degrees
in extremely chaotic conditions?

Where is St. Thomas Aquinas
when we really need him?

 
 
 
 
 
 BLOWING IN THE WIND, part two


I like the idea
of a Buddhist prayer flag

where the vibrations of the wind
blow goodwill and compassion
into the world

while I just sit on my fat ass.

 
 
 
 
 
 
THE BEAUTY QUESTION



They say,
"Beauty is only skin deep."

But then,
who is really interested
in tendons and ligaments,
anyway.
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE ELOQUENCE OF CICERO
-UPDATED-


The mark of an educated person,
from the Renaissance onward

Was to write clear and eloquent
letters
like Cicero
the Roman orator and prose stylist.

OMG!
I don’t have time
to write emails
let alone letters.

WTF!
I’ll just text message
like Cicero.
 
 

THE SEARCH FOR REALITY,    
UP-DATED (2009)
 
Socrates,
that ancient Athenian gadfly,
who today
might have been put on Ritalin
for all we know,
was the first to ask
the fundamental questions
of philosophy
which became the bedrock
of western civilization:

What is truth?
Can virtue be taught?
What is the ultimate nature of reality?

Today,
the postmodern heirs to Socrates
carry on this self-reflective quest
although the questions
have somewhat transmuted:
   
How much does that cost?
What channel is it on?
Are those fake or real?

 
 
 
 
THE INFINITY OF DIVINITY



If there is
an infinite number of universes

as contemporary
cosmology holds

then there must be
an infinite number of gods.

It would be
greedy for one god
to reign over
more than a single universe.

And greed is one
of the seven deadly sins.

No offense intended:
This is just the opinion
of a one-puny-planet poet.

I certainly don't need
the wrath of millions of billions
of Gods on my head.

So, for Christ's
(Buddah's, Isis', Apollo's, Shiva's,
Zoroaster's, Aphrodite's, Allah's,
Sheela na Gig's, Gaia's, Thor's,
Hera's, YHWH's,Tzazolteotl's, Jove's
Dionysus', Talapas and God's)
sake,
back off!

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