Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Notion Missed

Today is the summit against slogans.
From Venezuela to Tuvalu, supporters sprang to the fight.
Shattered windshields were blanketed

with green banners molded from living plants.
But the tiny frosted ribbons between living and signifying,
saddled with their idealized witnesses,

are tried and cut by the steady forces of craft and myth,
their frozen emitters flooded with the chaos of compromise.
Time for lunch.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Iran's opposition movement mourns cleric
Some Climate Experts Seek Alternative to U.N. Process
Say hello to winter

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Fear of Fear

above-average worriers predicted fresh fears
minarets on mosques; cantons and companies
stir tension

something catastrophic how the fear of fear
wins the takeover battle
controlling leaders, workers, neighbors

chocolate giant's Swiss Alpine
braced for backlash
still no guarantees for a low-key response.

-- Cindy Underhill

Anxiety fear ‘puts above-average worriers at depression risk’
Cadbury jobs fear: going
Muslim Leaders Condemn Swiss Ban