Sunday, December 11, 2016

Martins Tomisin writes


After fuddled in thought
Around 12 a.m.
In the serene night
I depleted my thought
Which was flitting through my mind
My thought I proffered no ears
But nature reasoned with me.
When deleted,
It was just like a cannikin tipsy with water
And then disgorged.

Night piggybacked me
Decoying me to drift off
And letting me not to take to heart
The scene of dratted, bloody war -
Which my eyes caught
In the placid gyring screen
(Men were moved to war)

What stirred men to bloody war ?
What impelled men to gyre in war ?
In the serenity perception of mind
Heart will proffer them answer
After the taste of juicy ZOBO-BLOOD
Running spill from their heart.


  1. Zobo is a drink made from the calyces (the red, fleshy coverings of the seed pods) of the rosalle (Hibiscus sabdariffa). They look like dried-up buds and have high calcium, niacin, riboflavin, iron, and vitamin C content.

  2. A cannican is a small can, drinking cup, or small wooden bucket. Paradoxically, it was the largest underground explosion ever detonated by the United States though the government ad plans to test one five times larger. Performed on 6 November 6 1971 on Amchitka island, Alaska, it was, part of the Operation Grommet series to test the warhead design for the LIM-49 Spartan anti-ballistic missile. Preparations took over five years. Drilling for the 6,150 ft shaft began in August 1967, into which 400 tons of equipment was placed. Test support equipment was designed to survive a ground upheaval of 15 feet at test time. Because of an Alaskan earthquake in 1964, opponents were concerned that the test might trigger new earthquakes or a tsunami; 7,000 demonstrators with signs reading "Don't Make A Wave. It's Your Fault If Our Fault Goes" blocked a major US-Canadian border crossing in British Columbia in 1969, and other crossings in Ontario and Quebec. The Canadian Don't Make a Wave Committee was formed in 1970, led by a US Navy veteran Jim Bohlen and Irving and Dorothy Stowe, who had recently become Quakers and advocated "bearing witness," a form of passive resistance that employs one's mere presence as a protest against objectionable activity, planned more dramatic action. Stowe arranged a benefit concert (supported by Joan Baez) at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver in October and used the proceeds to charter the "Phyllis Cormack" to sail to Amchitka, rechristening it the "Greenpeace." However, the ship was intercepted by the US Coast Guard shortly before the test took place. (The organization changed its name to Stichting Greenpeace Council headquaartered in Amsterdam and continued its environmental activism to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity;" it has offices in over 40 nations and was responsible for the international ban on commercial whaling and the end of atmospheric nuclear weapons testing in French Polynesia.)


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