Archive for March, 2018

Vision Poems

March 27, 2018

What is a VISION POEM?
WARNING: This is not ‘Poetry 101’. This is advanced. Vision Poetry does not rhyme (most of the time), and it’s not what you are used to. If for any reason, after reading two or three of these short poems, you don’t ‘GET IT’; please, fold up the zine page , replace it on the stack where you found it, and slowly back away from your computer.

Now that we’ve gotten rid of the neophytes, let’s continue. Vision poems are part koan, part hallucination, part vision, slightly enlightening, and peppered with occasional eureka moments. They are word pictures, dreams, fantasies, jokes, lightning strikes, and kafkaesque situations. Read them with a sense of adventure. Then see if the startling images – somewhat like what a painter might see in his mind before beginning his new work – suggests anything deeper or more profound. Enjoy and let me hear what you think.

the white stones
began to float
rise up and
turn to stars

Year of the too close Moon.

My garden decided
it didn’t need me!

I imagined an orchard
in full bloom
and an orchard behind it
and an orchard behind it
and …

howling wind in a
haunted wood…

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The Flight of the Queen

March 16, 2018

The Flight of the Queen

The Queen had enough
and scowled at the King,
– who paid no mind –
took off her crown,
swept back her hair,
and with a grand sweep
defenestrated it!

Where it startled a cat
traipsing by
who scampered off
to later return
and sniff the cold metal
and paw the bright gems.

With a train in pursuit
and the guards all lined up
like a column of sconces,
she left the castle.

Under a cloudy sky
she came to a halt,
raised her hand to command,
“Bring me a carriage!”
Attending maids
scattered to obey.

The Queen now ensconced:
bumping along over brick roads,
bumping along over stones in the dust,
bumping along over the muddy trail,
out of the kingdom,
and into the forest.

Her anger settled
– a falling curtain –
enough to take hold
in a lesser place.
Reason raised up
to then take over

Where to now…?
Where goes the Queen … ?

The Box – 1990 Musea Prediction.

March 13, 2018

Musea’s article in 1990, suggested something like i-pads, and google glasses long before you could buy one.

The Box. #64. Back in February 1990, I suggested my vision of the future of computers. I saw them condensing all into one box that was all these things; a phone, jukebox, radio, TV, gallery, library, camera, typewriter, printer, journal, etc.

Then in the last line I suggested that all of this would someday be reduced to a screen on a pair of glasses! That vision came true with smart phones, i-pads; and, 23 years later, with Google Glass, 2013.

(This quote is from Musea #200 a history of the first 200 issues.)

Channeling!

Oscar Recap.

March 6, 2018

Dear Readers, For those of you who love the Oscars, Musea would suggest you look at the annual recap by Melanie Pruitt, on her blog “Confessions of a Movie Queen.”

By far it is one of the most adept and thorough roundups out there.

https://listen2uraunt.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/thats-a-wrap-the-shape-of-oscar-at-90/

Sayings of Eddie Art (Editor Art S Revolutionary)

March 5, 2018

Here are more sayings from the editor of zine Musea

Laws are the place where you start negotiations.

Rainy days are always colder.

Don’t skim the words, let them sink.

Corporations paint themselves as angels of mercy in ads, but sometimes they’re monsters of greed in reality.

If matter slows down time, then time speeds up matter.

If the world is flat, why is there wind?

“Oh, I didn’t notice you without your cleavage!”

Most sci-fi takes you back to a more barbarian society, not ahead to a more advanced one.

Laughter is a universal concept. All languages have a word for turkey- necked, pin-head!

#HeyRichHowMuchIsEnough

I call my robot, Rusty!

Hollywood has become corporated!

I’m getting nowhere and I’m arriving on time!

Some of this food doesn’t translate.

Inner beauty? How do you put makeup on that?

Scattered events led to surprising outcomes.


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