Climate Crisis 2013

Climate Crisis

To change the mindset

Of a planet?

We, the people of the planet


Study children in a class:

Do children grasp

En masse

The same way,

Same day, or at all?


A lasting harmony,

A commonality, a unity is only

Foreplay to disorder;

Froth, faith, myth; youth-grounded truth:

It can’t endure.

Crisis means a danger time,

A turning point,

A critical  catas…disas-trophe;

A time to worry, hurry, but

We’d rather dither,

Give way to, let’s say, to

Comforts of the moment

In denial

And postponement.

A crisis trying to work out,

A plummet, crying, climbing,

In its paradox, to climax;

Earthquake, drought, the flood, typhoon:

No doubt,

Conditions fraught with climate –

And our ruin.

Climate Crisis 9.30.2013

Circling Round Nature; Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin

Famous Author Franzen 2013

Famous Author Franzen

Famous author Franzen says to not use I

Unless it’s crucial,

He, she, one, they:

Anything but I’s more vital,

Sometimes indispensable.

Corwin says that I is you,

(It’s always you),

And you is we.

So it’s ok if I use me.

Then Franzen says do not use then

When and will do

Arlene Corwin thinks that too.

He says the reader is a friend.

Not bystander, not foe.

Ms Corwin thinks that also.

Then, of course

You see more

Sitting still than chasing after.


At least I see.

Famous Author Franzen 9.25.2013

A Sense Of The Ridiculous; Special People, Special Occasions;

Arlene Corwin

What The Mystic Saw 2013

What The Mystic Saw

Is it possible the mystic sees in seconds

What the scientist

Takes fumbling years of trial and test

To demonstrate?

That mystic verifies,

Supported and confirmed

By mind alone, his prize

A grasp and inner understanding;

Some perception instant

And unluckily for us, ineffable?



It is.

What The Mystic Saw 9.26.2013

To The Child Mystic II; Circling Round Science;

Arlene Corwin

Listen Husbands Out There 2013

Listen Husbands Out There

Listen husbands out there,

Who ignore, disdain

Vagina’s brain,

Emotion’s need,

Emotion’s brain,

Vagina’s need;

Romance without the penis,

Lovely garden, a lovely house;

Ignored, the little mouse down where

It counts.

I’ve heard about you husbands

From my lonely friends,

So hear my warning:

One grey morning

After nights of stone

She’ll up and leave that all-prosaic penis,

Yup, alone.

Listen Husbands Out There 9.23.2013

Love Relationships II;

Arlene Corwin

People Need Their Orgasms 2013

People Need Their Orgasms

Or am I wrong?

Fasting, chastity, chastising,

What are Catholic priests advised?

The song

of romance –

Does it need to be sung?

The manly body’s hung to spring,

And once the spring has sprung

It’s done.

So simple is the law of organism’s orgasm.

People of both genders need; they simply need.

It isn’t greed, it isn’t lust;

More itch that must be scratched,

And when

the scratch is scratched

The itch relieved and on the run,

It’s done.

So simple is the order of the organism’s function.

I suppose some do not need.

But then,

What is their need instead?

“Moses supposes his roses are noses,

Moses supposes erroneously…”*


Maybe this poet’s erroneous too.

Mistaken hypothesis specious, inaccurate,

Flawed in its reasoning.  Simply untrue.


*From “Singin’ In The Rain’ (sung by Donald O’Connor)

People Need Their Orgasms 9.16.2013

Circling Round Eros II;

Arlene Corwin


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