Voices, Paths

samwise davies:

This is NOT an allusion to X-men. Either the point is obvious–and I can find absolutely no way to say that in linear English, that’s poem or story material–or there probably was no point in the poem. The poem was written in June of 1983. This is August 19th of 2014.

Originally posted on oregonnerd: differing views:

*Copyright Glenn Charles 1990//Official closing year

voices
by
samwise davies,
otherwise known as
Glenn Charles

 

 

********************poem one*************************

paths

when i first met you
wandering in that pasture
(your face cast downwards
     obscured
   by your golden silky hair
 you seemed so startled to see me!
       like some wildwoods doe:
    this, then, is man…)

you said (when
you’d overcome that somehow
    wounded shyness)
you sought
  a certain silence
 that led, you were sure,
    to wisdom or its path.

but i made you look
at the burning sky,
the rolling sward, the splendid
ranks of trees:  o, i
seduced you quite gently
and had my will of you.

o, but then you strode away,
vibrant, head high-held,
    and i…
  head bowed, somber, speechless
         i search
for that silence, that path

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August 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm Leave a comment

On True Love and Its Essential Value

     On True Love and Its Essential Value

     having turned
   and turned again
to that (now faded)
  portrait of you, a bust…

You are so much
   a part of me
there is no place
    i can say, you began…

And i knew this, that there
  was no forgetting.
  I knew that then.
I did not hold.  I let go.

     having turned
   and turned again
to your portrait…at length, for a while, i manage to
      look away.

 

This is actually in reference to a number of classical poems and even if I recall a play of Shakespeare’s.  The point quite exactly (the poem was written long before the movie, perhaps not before a novel if any that inspired it) is “If you love some(one) allow them to leave” which is actually quite far from “if you love something let it go”.  And the point behind that is that we love images, not the people and “things” themselves.  Even the Jews made idols at the very time of that commandment…or they couldn’t have understood the commandment.

 

Now ponder that, if you will.

August 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

Voices, Paths

*Copyright Glenn Charles 1990//Official closing year

voices
by
samwise davies,
otherwise known as
Glenn Charles

 

 

********************poem one*************************

paths

when i first met you
wandering in that pasture
(your face cast downwards
     obscured
   by your golden silky hair
 you seemed so startled to see me!
       like some wildwoods doe:
    this, then, is man…)

you said (when
you’d overcome that somehow
    wounded shyness)
you sought
  a certain silence
 that led, you were sure,
    to wisdom or its path.

but i made you look
at the burning sky,
the rolling sward, the splendid
ranks of trees:  o, i
seduced you quite gently
and had my will of you.

o, but then you strode away,
vibrant, head high-held,
    and i…
  head bowed, somber, speechless
         i search
for that silence, that path

August 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm 1 comment

On VOICES

Voices is my first poetry manuscript (that I saved).  My first was stolen (not returned; the pejorative was lent by my adopted mother); I was the ripe age of 8, since I’d just been adopted.  From fluent reading to my first attempts at poetry in one year; my real mother (my adopted mother’s sister) hadn’t ensured I could read, although she was…an elementary school teacher.  I took to poetry because of things that English couldn’t express.

 

WordPress won’t take a whole manuscript.

 

I promised to publish Voices here.

 

Here we go, one poem at a time, cut and paste, beginning with the next entry.  Few of my (current) friends read poetry if any.  I take that back.  I know two do.  I have suspicions about a couple more….they know I have my eye on them…there’s a them-shaped dent in my eyeball…

 

I have destroyed most of what I’ve written.  Around ten million words in prose, and at least five manuscripts of poetry plus innumerable poetry “works toward” which are often destroyed immediately upon completion.

August 19, 2014 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment

RE The Yearly Military Exercises With South Korea And the United States

End the furor and invite North Korea.  Ensure no live rounds.  Ensure “unreal” tactics are used that seem totally viable.  Rough out the plan AND INVITE NORTH KOREA.

 

99% they refuse.  If they don’t the first actual step toward peace–ever.  Doh.

August 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

The New Revelation About Cellphones

The only way to absolutely prevent apps from running is…to take the battery out.

 

No storage device can be electronically altered in a failsafe mode to guarantee non-retrieval unless multiple passes are made, it is removed from (it being the actual heart, such as a hard disk disk), and the device itself physically harmed as much as possible.  It’s also a good idea to destroy the device itself, to prevent things like RAM you don’t about hanging around.

 

Studies done nearly ten years ago do show that memory that is only effective in a power-on mode…actually can retain information for at least a week.  There is no doubt at all that the NSA has done the necessary research.

 

Burn the tiny card in your cellphone if you are afraid of the data being compromised.  If you use a notebook, make sure to know if it’s been opened.  I had that happen, and threw the damned logbook off the ship in the midst of a violent typhoon; luck to finding it.  If you read the group of novels centered around Smiley/le Carre is the author you will learn a great deal, but more about attitude than technology.

 

Snowden’s problem is that he thinks he knows the mentality of the spy, but he’s sure that he knows what the spy’s masters are after and how they work.  I’m sure he uses the meaningless word terrorist.  The heroes of one country are the villains of another, and it won’t changed with our political setup as it is.  I am of course talking about the international one.  The rights or wrongs of the given country are always debatable and always debated.  There is no “good” government.  Even if all were kings they would be discontented, because there would be no one to whom to be superior.

July 16, 2014 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Crap Cleaner (CCleaner) Pro

The original title is the correct one; oddly enough it offended too many people.  I won’t go into the history and such quite yet.  If you don’t have CCleaner, try the free version.  If you don’t believe me, read the reviews.  It’s excellent.  It even empties your trash basket.

 

The Pro version is well worth buying; I would say “more than worth buying” which is a commonly used phrase except for one small problem, which is the phrase doesn’t mean anything.  I have used CCleaner since before there was a Pro version.  I have never had a problem with it on any version of Windows; I have used every version except 3.0 (never saw it, and it was pretty well scrapped before production–having used 3.11 I can guess why (3.11 didn’t work) and Windows 2000 (I was too broke).

 

That means it has never conflicted with Windows.  I’ve never even heard of it happening though I’m sure it has.  It originated with the idea of a safe sane program that would eliminate the crapware on new computers, thus the name.  Crapware is trial software on your computer, often which you wouldn’t buy, and often was difficult to remove.  [McAfee is a prime example of trial programs which are difficult to remove, although I believe they have supposedly removed that from the most current tribulations I mean trials.]  See footnote 1.

 

It also cleans the registry.  It also works well in combination with Advanced System Optimizer (this is a valid program; the similarly-named one is badware and you will pay more than once if you buy or try it) and System Mechanic.  It also won’t even be visible except as software to AV programs.  If it is, they are badware (I heard about that one third hand; it happens to be one of the first things some trojans and the like turn off).  There are various other features.  Like instant access to ALL your start programs, and easy uninstallation (except for programs like McAfee, oddly enough–that was well-designed).

 

I’ve never been paid a penny by the writers of CCleaner.  I have never looked up their home base, and I’ve had around 20 years to do it.  It started out as pure freeware.  I did freely advertise it.  Use the free version even if you don’t buy it; you won’t regret it.  The kinds of things that it automatically cleans speed up your browser and take care of some vulnerabilities. 

 

I currently use Avast! and will be switching to Vipre shortly, for a number of reasons.  One is that I’ve been attacked at least 5 times, which makes it unlikely that it’s random.

 

Footnote 1:  NEVER ACCEPT ANY TRIAL VERSIONS OF MCAFEE, EVER, EVER, EVER OR YOU MAY HAVE TO RESORT TO A COMPUTER SPECIALIST TO GET IT OFF YOUR COMPUTER.  On the good side, it’s just irritating and slows your computer.  Although this is merely my personal opinion, I doubt you could find a noncriminal expert who wouldn’t agree with me instantly.

July 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

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