the songlines

BuddhaPrayer Nr. 2

Awakened One
Perfect One
Radiant One

We are all doing what we think we ought 2 and
We are all losing ground (losing faith)

Tho’ we hold the mala
Tho’ we recite the hallowed refrains
Until their syllables, en our throats, quake

Whatever it takes, mama /
Whatever it takes 4 Nag 2 enflate his hood

Awakened One
Perfect One
Radiant One

We are all doing what we think we ought 2 and
We are all losing ground (losing faith)

Tho’ the heirs of David wail
Tho’ they rejoice en the Torah

Tho’ they rejoice over the Law
And press slips of paper b’tween
Blocks of stone en the wall

Whatever it takes, mama /
Whatever it takes 2 close the gates of Hell

Awakened One
Perfect One
Radiant One

We are all doing what we think we ought 2 and
We are all losing ground (losing faith)

Tho’ the Christians drink the blood of their Savior
Tho’ they pierce his heart and eat his flesh

Tho’ they pray
Tho’ they sway (to and fro)
Tho’ they sing

Whatever it takes, mama /
Whatever it takes 2 lay a crown of thorns
Upon the head of a shepherd king

Awakened One
Perfect One
Radiant One

We are all doing what we think we ought 2 and
We are all losing ground (losing faith)

Tho’ the TRUE Followers of the Prophet make the Hajj
Tho’ the TRUE Followers of the Prophet hark the call

Tho’ they face the holy city of Mecca
Tho’ they face the east and triumphantly submit

Whatever it takes, mama /
Whatever it takes 2 slay despair, slay Iblis,
Slay this terrible, terrible beast

Awakened One
Perfect One
Radiant One

We are all doing what we think we ought 2

Still, we are losing ground
Still, we are losing faith

And soon
Very soon

The Palace floor is going 2 give way

And soon
Very soon

The Palace columns are going 2 buckle

Under the weight of brass shell casings
Under the weight of pipe bombs
Under the weight of charging lorries

Under the weight of dead black boys
Under the weight of murdered cops

Under the weight of Chicago drive-bys
Under the weight of unlawful stops

Under the weight of whyte carnations
Under the weight of a broken rainbow

Under the weight of a plain pine box
Under the weight of black key requiems

Under the weight of young widows
Under the weight of tall shadows

Under the weight of orphans
Under the weight of sackcloth

Under the weight of hate
Under the weight of death
Under the weight of spiritual contraction

Awakened One
Perfect One
Radiant One

We are all doing what we think we ought 2

Except love our neighbors
Except love our foes
Except cherish our scars

Except strive mightily 2 be Noble, Generous, and Just!

Lord Buddha,
We are all doing what we think we ought 2

Except what mama told us
Except what papa showed us
Except what we must

2 stop losing ground
2 stop losing faith

© The Herder 2016

anonymous asked:

About the green great dragon post: BBC did an article "The language rules we know - but don't know we know" on Sept 8 this year. It also talks about reduplication and limericks! Also, Warhol, for the ask :)

Thanks for letting me know, I’m going to look it up!

As for the ask, Warhol was:what would I never give up or sell no matter the cost?

That’s so hard to imagine because I am notoriously unattached to things (sometimes it bites me in the butt) and my mind goes totally “Les Mis” and imagines my family desperate or destitute and I can imagine selling anything to save them… But if it’s a matter of sentimentality only, I would never sell my wedding band, or my copy of Bruce Chatwin’s “The Songlines”, because I found it in China at a hostel after many months of travelling. It was my only read and it became like a talisman for me.



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 New Age Ideology vol.30

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 僕らの快音大図鑑。 ~KAWASAKI YEAH!! 2nd DAY~
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Freedom: That’s a concept that should resonate with Zayn Malik, one of the guests at the Valentino men’s show, as he contemplates his future post-One Direction.

The label’s designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, drew inspiration from Bruce Chatwin’s classic travel account “The Songlines” for their ode to wanderers
—  Valentino Men’s RTW Spring 2016
By Joelle Diderich

I am frustrated that books on magic generally refer to the mysteries of the East and the West, but nary a mention of the South of these two hemispheres. Why is East and West only Asia and Europe? There is insanely powerful magic in Africa, Oceania, North and South America. The mediums of Africa who horse powerful ancestral gods, the Songlines and Dreamtracks of Aboriginal Austrailia, the Vision Quests, rain Dances and Sundances of Native North America, the Nagual of South America. The philosophies and natural sciences arising from these regions deserve an equal place in Magical history and discussion. Their experts and philosophers should be consulted and credited. Writings on magic in general completely ignore ¾ of the world in their “complete manuals” or worse only consult European authors and philosophers to include these world views.


In August 2014 I traveled with Wally DeBacker (Gotye), Søren Solkær and film maker Ben Strunin to North East Arnhem Land.
We were invited to meet and connect with Djalu Gurruwiwi and his family.  We spent time listening, exploring and learning as we traveled
to a remote island - Rarragala, where Djalu shared with us the origins of his songlines.

Djalu and his family are amazing people and were very open and willing to share their stories and feelings.
Wally and I were adopted into the family and were totally humbled by the experience.

The collected documentation will be a feature film and book that will debut late next year (2015).

I recently compiled a small reading list of recents reads about Indigenous Australians that I though I’d share here

I’ve got so much to share and think about and process - in the meantime  here are a small collection of Søren’s photos to start with.

That’s right. All those “big changes” I was talking about? They weren’t just lies so I could stop filling requests, I swear. I’m super excited to present a new series for this blog: Top Ten Fics. This is an idea I got from the absolutely wonderful werewolfwagon (an excellent Sterek fic source). I’m not sure what the time frame on these will be, but hopefully I’ll be able to do one every month or so. 

This month’s theme is fluff.

It was a serious struggle to narrow this down to ten, and then order them. Undoubtedly I’ve forgotten some, but hopefully I’ve got the main ones on here. Note: Because this is my top ten fluff fics, this list is based off of personal preference, not the fandom’s collective preference.

1. and stand there at the edge of my affection (coloredink | 2,683 | PG)

“You’ve written love letters,” Sherlock asserted.

2. Two Coffees One Black One With Sugar Please Series (Linpatootie | 25,419 | G to NC-17)

A somewhat pointless experiment on Sherlock’s behalf leads to John having to re-evaluate pretty much his entire life.

3. The Important Bit (solshine | 9,984 | PG)

Just where exactly is the line between “to love” and “to be in love”? What difference is required between “flatmate” and “husband”? (Besides the rings, obviously.) No, the important bit is that they have each other.

4. Duvet (Green) (Mazarin221b | 2,021 | PG)

Sherlock recalibrates and restructures his mind palace so it looks like 221b. What he chooses to put in John’s room is a bit of a surprise, and a revelation.

5. Random Numbers (songlin | 1,672 | PG)

Just because they’re not having sex doesn’t mean they aren’t intimate.

6. No Mushrooms Please Series (Ibmisscharlie | 5,456 | PG)

The two working in tandem, silently anticipating each other’s needs, is not unfamiliar to Greg, as they have become something of a smoothly oiled machine at crime scenes, but their easy comfort in such a domestic setting still surprises him.

7. A Quiet Murmuration (cathedral_carver | 4,684 | PG)

Just pay me back with one thousand kisses.

8. A Silver Sixpence (_doodle | 16,399 | NC-17)

John, we need to get married. 

9. Let You Kiss Me (So Sweet and So Soft) (out_there | 8,666 | PG)

The first time Sherlock kisses him, John keeps his eyes open, and so does Sherlock, and mostly, he wonders what Sherlock could possibly be up to. There’ll be some logic to this. Some ridiculous experiment about body warmth or respiratory rates or testing a new way of picking pockets. Sherlock does the unimaginable for bizarre reasons, but behind it, there’s always logic and curiosity. Sometimes, it just takes him a while to explain it to John.

10. Seventeen Letters (out_there | 2,357 | PG)

“I love Sherlock,” John says out loud, testing how the words feel in his mouth. It doesn’t change anything. Sherlock’s still the pillock who fiddled with his computer password.

Also, I just have to do a quick shout out to Dates of Vast Importance, The Real Meaning of Idioms, The Internet is Not Just For Porn, The Velveteen Doctor, Corpus Hominis, A New Kind of Communication, As I Love You, A Bit Backwards, and The Battle of Bakerloo

And, of course, here’s my fluff tag if you’re craving more.

Paradise City
  • Paradise City
  • Guns N Roses

Captain America’s been torn apart, now he’s a court jester with a broken heart. He said: “Turn me around and take me back to the start; I must be losing my mind - ARE YOU BLIND?! I’ve seen it all a million times!”