Saturday, November 19, 2016

Susan Hawthorne #322 Muses writing a manifesto

Erato says she loves a spot
of weaving texts back in her day
a text was a woven thing
words braided and interwoven

while not much into
writing manifestoes
she says she'll join in
so long as the manifesto
begins with poetry

think of those old men
Marx and Engels began
their prologue with
A spectre is haunting Europe–
the spectre of Communism

So how about
A spectre is haunting the world
the spectre of celebrity politics

Erato says
it doesn't scan very well

How about Valerie then
Life in this society being at best, an utter bore
and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women,
there remains to civic minded, responsible, thrill seeking females
only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system,
institute complete automation and destroy the male sex.

Erato says
much better though killing
has to go so let's try for 
something more current
globalisation neoliberal rubbish

the new economic world order
is the last in the line
of coercive methods of control

patriarchal capitalism seeks to control
the wild elements that have resisted control
we need to develop a wild politics
to resist control of these wild elements
wild seeds wild land wild farming
wild women wild reproduction
wild sexuality and wild markets

better says Erato
can you send it to the president-elect
so he knows nothing he has said
about globalisation is new


  1. Over throw the only hope. Enlightenment will never strike these late capitalist ogres.
    Seditious and wild poetry a must, men have failed . Thank you :) Susan.

  2. wild markets? aren't they too wild already?

    1. The wild markets are the ones that are not interfered with. Free Trade agreements are a major interference in people being able to buy things grown locally and not have governements sued by multinational companies. The last bit is and extract from the manifesto that prompted me to write my book Wild Politics.


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