Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dreaming mishaps

I should post something about the global economic crisis, which I've been discussing today in this mildly frustrating indymedia thread (keep scrolling down, and you'll find that the comments gradually get less idiotic), but instead I'm going to stick up two recent instalments in my on-again, off-again dream logbook; in my defence, I might say that both the dreams I've recorded seem to allude obscurely to the ongoing economic turmoil.

There are a number of dream-poems in my 2007 book, To the Moon in Seven Easy Steps, which you can now order online.


Tonight Pleiades is a squadron of burning bombers flying over Auckland, as the Manukau overfills and leaks into silted estuaries, and a Bedford van blows a tyre and spins to a halt, making a barricade on the southern motorway, near the turnoff where the old portage went through hip-deep mud,

tonight Pleiades is seven fighter-bombers smudged by smoke, pursued by radar and a wind off the Tasman, moving in a slow arc, moving high enough to disguise the slowing drone of their second engines, to mute the explosions in storage rooms and reserve fuel tanks,

tonight Pleiades is a flock of burning B 52s, flying over Auckland in an unsteady arc, flying on autopilot, now that the crews have parachuted, flying more brightly with each explosion,

flying and burning and waiting to fall

The Building Site

I closed the door, kicked the last cans into a corner, pissed in a pot plant, groped the armchair for smokes, and rolled into an unmade bed.

I woke up in starlight, with my duvet soaked in dew. A man with a glowing torso pushed a peg into the clay at the edge of my bed, then turned, and took fifteen slow paces, like a fast bowler measuring his run, then turned again and nodded at his mate, who was kneeling between my armchair and my dresser, planting the theodolite like a conquerer's flag.


Blogger maps said...

PS I pinched that photo from the very fine Peter Peryer:
Buy his new book.

2:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What bourgeois dreams!
Have you read Jack Ross' dream poems?
They are HEAPS more authentic!
He's gonna whop your you-know-what!

5:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never seen a flock of burning B-52's, but I'll take your rather overwrought word for it.

1:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is the Anti-Christ. This is the evidence:
1.- He will come as a man of Peace (Obama promises peace in Iraq, defeat for the US)
2.- He will come mounted on a white Female horse(Obama mother is white who had 6 African husbands)
3.- He will come to deceive( Obama says he's a Christian but in fact he was born a Muslim, practices the Islamic religion, prays Friday’s facing Mecca)
4.- He will make himself the most powerful man on earth, if elected
5.- He will try to destroy the Jewish People and Israel( Obama has said he loves the Arabs specially the Palestinians, hates Israel and Jews. Admires Hitler, Osama etc)
6.- He will present himself as good and righteous but in fact he's Satan himself. Violence is in his heart
7.- Obama will help Al Qaida in its evil projects.
8.- Barack Hussein Obama is the “King of the South” predicted in the Bible.(Daniel .11, Kenya is south of Jerusalem)
9.- Obama comes to implant muslim Sharia Law upon America.
Obama is the Anti-Christ, beware of him.
Watch him and don't let you be deceived by Him.
Supporters of Obama: 1.5 billion Muslims, Oprah, Louis Farrakanh, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and all American Muslims.

2:14 pm  

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