Quote-of-the-Month author: Andy Warhol

Thursday, 27 November 2014

TOMORROW IS BLACK FRIDAY (Also a poem from Langston Hughes)

Tomorrow is Black Friday.

In the USA Black Friday is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year, the day when families drive to the shopping malls. The call has gone out across the nation to block the highways.

Yesterday President Obama was worried. Fear was stamped on his anguished face. He doesn't want to see more cities being torched but his heart feels for America's underdogs. He concludes his address with the words: "Your President is with You."

Here is a famous poem from American poet Langston Hughes (1902-1967) who founded a poetry group  in Harlem in 1925 and published an article The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain.


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

My weapon is bigger than yours.

The nuclear weapons development  talks as I call them, taking place between Iran and the rest of the world here in Vienna appear to have ended in stalemate. 

Had I been in charge of the proceedings I would have invited the delegates to attend the Cosima Von Bonin "Hippies use Side Door" exhibition at Vienna's mumok. But then a poet is never put in charge of anything to do with politics. 

It was I believe the ubiquitous Lady Ashton of EUkraine 'diplomacy' fame who  conducted this latest piece of tragic comedy. 

I have a message for the people who run this world : 

Peace is not rocket science. Peace is only a waltz away. 

Why don't you get it?