I'm lazy but generally task oriented so having a hoop to jump through means eventually I'll make the effort.
It strikes me that after all the archbishops and politicos and true believers have their say on the ethics of the matter of euthanasia, bare fact sounds very compelling and very challenging.
[In the green scheme of things, death becomes a vehicle for land conservation and saving the planet.] It is not enough to be a corpse anymore, ... Now, you have to be a politically correct corpse.
The same but different
This is what it's like to be God.
It is not enough to be a corpse any more. Now, you have to be a politically correct corpse.
It's not that I'm against Cox and the people who run Cox right now. We don't want to give that much authority to an unknown company, No. 1.
The instinct to preplan has been around for a long time.
Well the themes for me were and remain sex and love and grief and death - the things that make us and undo us, create and destroy, how we breed and disappear and the emotional context that surrounds these events.
So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it, was and remains for me an effort to make sense out of essentially senseless situations.
The flush toilet, more than any single invention, has 'civilized' us in a way that religion and law could never accomplish.
I'm more interested in the meaning of funerals and the mourning that people do. It's not a retail experience. It's an existential one.
Poems seem to have a life of their own. They tell you when enough is enough.
But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations. It is nearer to utterance than history.
If I were assigned poems I suppose I'd write more of them but it is entirely voluntary and for the most part ignored in the market sense of the word so the language to me is most intimate, most important, most sublime and most satisfying when it gets done.