Halloween Horrors of Humanity Mirror Poem

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol, horribly big news in the world of poetry today, as our favourite pumpkin (last time I’ll get to write that, for this year at least) Marc Latham has written a howlingly wonderful poem about Halloween and the horrors of humanity. There’s lots more explanation over on fmpoetry, as well as a couple of images, but here’s the poem:

Halloween Howls, Samhain Sighs
nature knows no religion
devil, witch or werewolf
it just lives and breathes
everywhere we settle
providing us with homes
food, drink and beauty
law unto itself, beyond our control
ritual, pray and sacrifice
try talking to spirit
cultures have collapsed
under signs falling from sky
god, angel and unicorn
all created by mankind
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Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel, France Photos

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol, creator extraordinaire and still head-honcho at Greenygrey culture. 

Following the release of one of 2012’s most widely anticipated clockbusters, Marc Latham’s very artsy-fartsy Jesus Christ D-Day Landings, war and sacrifice beach sunset epic new short-film on YouTube, I’m totally pleased to announce that Marc has now captioned and published 177 holiday snaps from Brittany and Normandy, France.

The Brittany and Normandy, France photos centre on the historic walled town of Saint-Malo and a trip to the spectacular island abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel.

I am most pleased because there are some great greenygrey ones. They are available now on Google Picasa; just follow Jacques Cartier’s directions… or the seagull’s? Enjoy anyway.

Felix Baumgartner’s lost Red Bull Chip, and gained Peace of Greenygrey

Hi, it’s Max Cliffwolf, PR guru at the Greenygrey. I was delighted to see that our cunning PR stunt worked last week, with the Greenygrey appearing on national television with the hero of the week, Felix Baumgartner. After Felix Baumgartner’s totally amazing and awe-inspiring space jump, the Red Bull usually associated with Felix was put out to pasture for a day, thanks to the Greenygrey.

Red Bull GmbH

Red Bull GmbH (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Felix Baumgartner’s Flight Ambitions Realised with Space Jump

As the drawing below shows, Felix always wanted to do amazing flights, and he might have had a chip on his shoulder if he hadn’t been able to accomplish his ambitions.

Instead, in the accompanying photo he has a Red Bull on his shoulder, as well as leg and helmet; the energy drink‘s slogan is of course that ‘Red Bull gives you wings’, so it’s very appropriate.

But Felix wanted to jump from space, and this month accomplished his ultimate ambition with what Marc Latham described as the ‘moon landing moment of my life’.

Felix Baumgartner’s Greenygrey Interview with BBC

And as seen in the photos below, taken from a BBC interview with Jeremy Paxwolf after Felix’s space jump, with the help of my cunning PR stunt, Felix has totally lost his chip, and his Red Bull, and looks totally relaxed with a Greenygrey on his shoulder:

Close-up of Felix and the Greenygrey:

So if the Red Bull slogan is that it ‘gives you wings’, maybe the Greenygrey’s should be that it ‘brings you peace’.

I’m going to send that to the Board of Greenygreyisms. To get a passed greenygreyism on my blog debut would be a dream. I didn’t make a drawing of it though!

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Darwin, Kakadu and Humpty Doo Poems and Wordplay

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Thanks to Quentin for his debut blog post. He did of course make one mistake, calling Andy Wolfhol ‘Andy Warhol‘, but not a bad start for our new film correspondent. Great news for Amazon Prime members in the UK, Germany and France, because they can now borrow Kindle books, and that includes Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps. So we thought we’d celebrate with another thrilling episode of our fave werewolf travelling Australia to the Wizard of Oz theme book.

This absolutely fabulous hilarious episode continues on from the last one through BOGOL link, but has no relevance to the end of the book. It does perhaps announce the beginning of poetic prevalence, with two poems in one posting for the first time. The book ended up with seventy poems. Here it is:

26.  more adventures for bogol

I enquired if they knew of a nice southerly
journey. Darwin whistled thoroughly
recommending visiting Jabiru
in the centre of Kakadu
so we travelled there
with the pair.
Do try the bread, said Humpty Doo,
so I had a sarnie, and Bonzo had two.

No Handbags Alligator Fight

The Big Boxing Crocodile, Humpty Doo, NT.

The Big Boxing Crocodile, Humpty Doo, NT. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After eating and saying our goodbyes, Darwin and Humpty left to look for new species, while we continued south.

It didn’t take us long to reach Nitmiluk again. We checked out our favourite boozer, The One More Before I Croak, which had a hop going on. There was a poster above the bar advertising an alligator eliminator fight at the No Handbags bar, so after a drink we checked it out. And water fight it was, with Freshwater Frank beating Saltwater Stan in what could not be described as a toothless tussle.

Kathy and Baloo Wonder if Nitmiluk is too Good to be True

With a little time to spare, we returned to the cheap sheep shop. A koala called Kathy from Katherine and a man called Baloo from Manbulloo were getting BOGOL jumpers knitted.

They thought the deal was too good to be true,
but were reassured after we showed them our two,
and informed them of our luck in meeting Humpty Doo
and whistler duck Darwin in Kakadu.

When we told them we were following the dust sandy path south, Kathy dropped her new jumper. Baloo picked it up for her, before warning us we might need more luck if we were heading that way, as they’d heard it had become quite hellish in the outback.

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Notes

sarnie – slang for sandwich.

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Jesus Christ D-Day Landings French Beaches Video

Hi, it’s Quentin Tarwolftino, film correspondent at the Greenygrey. They’ve drafted me in to the Greenygrey team as Andy Wolfhol has had enough for one week, and is out at an arty party. Big news in the film world, as Marc Latham has just produced and released his new epic on YouTube for the Greenygrey channel. And the good news is that it’s very arty-farty. The bad news is that it isn’t very long. But you might consider that good news too. And we’ve imported it into the Greenygrey world without a moment to spare or lose. Here it is:

Poem from Prose Poem

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol again. We’ve managed to import Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem into the Greenygrey world from fmpoetry, but it was hard work. Here is the poem about mental distraction while working on a big piece of work turning into a poem:

Poems of the Prose

page of prose

literature’s lake rose

creating, reviewing, editing

sentences, paragraphs, chapters

minutes pass

hours elapse

concentration lapses

mental absences

deficit reigns, attention drains

streams flow

imagination grows

words gush

rhymes rush

lines, pentameters, cinquains

bubbling, demanding, bursting

language’s river honey

piece of poetry

Ideas and Rhymes that Led to New Mirror Poem

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol. Exciting news from the world of poetry, where our favourite pumpkin Marc Latham has just published his latest Folding Mirror poem on fmpoetry. Moreover, Marc has also given us access to the ideas and poetry that stemmed from his article editing, and led to that new Folding Mirror poem.

We think the original ideas and poems will be more than enough for you for today, and hope to import the new Folding Mirror poem in for tomorrow. Here are the ideas and poems:

MTV

This is the age
of the microscope
and telescope
rise of the human race
viewing from space
falling with grace
talking to the animals
polly parrot parables
beluga requests charitables
will the minuscule
lead to a fairer rule
or just a deeper pool
full of junk and pollution
advance without cohesion
bacteria of Earth’s lesion.

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From the flow of writing prose
tributaries of poetry are often created.

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Words echo-locate through mind
like bats at midnight
searching for clear passage
nocturnal nature flying
through dank darkness.

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Words echo through mind
growing louder, more resonant
filling the valley of the unconscious
settling, bubbling, rising,
overflowing, released, responded.

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