Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Dali

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Salvador Dali

I embrace the four elements to create.

I don’t see fire.

You’re right! Someone start a fire!

Lune: still shot explodes

Chaos in motion
Be still life
The brush moves slowly

You’re a little mixed up.

Yeah, like a cat out of water.

No, you need to check your idioms.

I’ll do that when cats fly.

Buddy, have I got the photo for you.

Fact: Dalí believed he was the reincarnation of his older brother, also named Salvador, who had died just 9 months before the artist’s birth.

Senryü: the Return of Salvador

I am Salvador
I am my brother’s keeper
believe, I am he

God defies!
It is godlike to defy

“Come in,
Take a seat.”
“Okay. How?”

Hay(na)ku: I perceive, therefore I bring a whole bunch of crazy shit into existence/Cogito, ergo sumthing sumthing

In perspective
Is real, sir

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38 thoughts on “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Dali

      1. Don’t say it out loud. I don’t want him to get big-headed……

        You know what? I think the world would run a lot smoother with kids running it. At least they care about climate change. No politicians working only for themselves…..

        Then again M every system of ‘government’ has it’s flaws. Trouble is adults don’t want to lose their control of things but I think kids would do a damn better job at some things than we do…….

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      2. I agree. They have a simple perspective. Good and bad are black and white, no grey area.
        Better having real children in office than adults acting like children.


      1. It’s a very uncommon word, Don-mostly utilized by genealogists and thrift store owners selling old suits. Dali also used “atavistic” in the names of several paintings. And when he bought vintage clothing.

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  1. You’ve evoked the spirits of Dali and the Beats (and maybe some post-post-post-modernists, though that could describe many of your posts). I am so often impressed by your focused-yet-worldly meta-works. Kudos again!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment. I’m truly honoured. I’ve mostly being putting out a jumble of snippets with the time I have available. Your incite and depth into topics fat exceeds my own.

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      1. Your poetry kung fu is very strong. I’ve watched enough martial arts movies to confidently state poetry has everything to do with how quickly you can eat starchy foods and belch clouds of noxious gas. You can do it!

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      2. The movies of Stephen Chow are fantastic. Comedy mixed with Kung fu, kind of like Jackie Chan, but more modern, yet with less overt appeal to mainstream Western sensibilities. Check out ‘Kung Fu Hustle,’ if you can.

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      1. Oh well. you shoulda gone with it when you were younger. Except how would you now explain it to your kids?

        Dad, why have you got that funny melting clock going round your arm?

        Well kids, It’s a Dali clock. (blank looks all round).

        This clock represents the omnipresence of time, and identify its mastery over human beings. It is said that his inspiration for the soft watch came from the surreal way that Dalí saw a piece of runny Camembert cheese melting in the sun.

        Gee dad that’s fascinating…..

        Billy says he didn’t even know that…

        I’m putting words in your mouth? Me? Never…….

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      2. Actually that’s correct and probably similar to what I would say.
        However I was considering an elephant like in temptation of St Francis or one of the reimaginings of the Angelus.
        Like you said, still time.


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