I was hearing a tune - no doubt about it - and whilst the first two notes where always the same, after they sounded the tune played a few more - very swift notes - and then trailed off beyond the edge of hearing, but kept returning, never playing the same snatch of tune twice.
Once I passed Bull Island I sensed the force disappear and it only came again once more, twenty minutes later as I was moving out of a wind swept Dublin bay and into urban shelter - after I thought the episode had ceased - and I took it as the sigil for me to engage in the act of writing poetry from the source who sung to me in Sutton when wind and dark where one.
This is a found poem. I got the text from Sanderson Beck, who is a 59 year old peace activist advocating non-violence and love as humanity's only way. He has been in prison many times for campaigning against war and murder, most recently in 2003 after speaking out on Bush's war. In March 2003 Sanderson was arrested whilst advocating love and peace outside Vandenberg AFB, where they were using computers and the space command system to direct the shock-and-awe attacks on Iraq.
His writings cover the full span of human history and his knowledge is vast. The perfect library in which to learn accurate information focussed and aware of how it all fits together. A real life saint amongst us now, whose life has been nought but promoting goodness and learning of the wider human relevence and spiritual love .
FOUND POEM - SANDERSON BECK
Zenophan said Pythagoras stopped
the whipping of a puppy because he
recognised the soul of a friend in
is not a self-proclaimed wise man
but one who pursued wisdom
through friendship. A philosopher
with knowledge of
Egyptian - Chaldean - Magi
and their spiritual secrets.
My constitution in
the Italian city of Sybaris taught
immortal mystery - understood in
souls returning til harmonious peace
is all they construct. That art won
number is the universe's law and
unity the law of God.
Plato's three component psyche of
appetite, emotion and mind
trace to Pythagoras's wisdom
(philia means freindship - sophia
and a spectator seeking truth
has the best role in life's game
Diogenes Laertius when put up for
sale as a slave - cried for someone
wanting to purchase a master for
themselves and Socrates addressing
"Don't stir the fire with a knife
the passions and swelling pride of the
great or step over the beam of a balance."
"If the soul is diverted from its course
it enslaves itself and makes whose soul
it is a slave to a host of masters."
Did Diogenes love of goodness
transcend his fear of death or think
Euclides colic - Plato a bore, Dionysian
performance a peep show for fools and
that the bad - even if prosperous - still
Zeno - godfather stoic - taught while
pacing back and forth in a collanade
stoa is porch and
"A friend is another I" he said.
Senneca was a Quaestor in the reign
of Tiberius and Caligula - jealous of
his oratory - tried to kill him, but
Claudius banned him instead until he
was recalled from Corsica by Empress
Agrippina - tutored Nero, appointed
Paetor - got rich and counselled
"No matter how many you slay, you can't
kill your successor."
Senneca commited suicide at 65 -
believed love and fear do not mix
"live for the other person if we wish to
live for ourselves and no-one can strike
terror into others and still enjoy peace
Climb the hill of understandinbg
walk easy with learning - study forward
and back - for friendship between the gods
and the good exist and the primal source
of all mind is spirit.
"Vanquish ignorance with good sense,
gain freedom from slavery and the gift of
Dio Chrysostum the sophist was loved by
"..as himself though I do not understand
what he says."
All sound a tune unique to them
and a whistle plays within
the gift of hearing how to play it.