Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • why we love bees | a poem for children of all ages

    originally published in the children’s book ‘Why We Love…Bees’ by A Graham Smith and available for kindle or in paperback here why-we-love-bees

  • christmas day 2020 | a sad poem

    Those out there who know the pain and inconsolable grief associated with having an alienated child might best relate to this poem — and also understand why I am unable to read this poem out loud to make an audio version, like other poems on this site: (You can right-click with the mouse on this […]

  • medicine walk music

    with acknowledgement for the inspiration to try and articulate this poem, ‘medicine walk music’, on the occasion of attending a beautiful weekend retreat and course run by the barefootshaman, Dee Kyne and hosted at naturalma venue in Portugal. This is a somewhat ‘finessed’ version of the rapidly composed original — and I felt compelled to […]

  • 1 in 497: BIG announcement here now

    ABLE TO RESIST CLICKBAIT? Sorry — but you are NOT 1-in-497. Better luck in 2027! I’ll let you go now to spend wildly on the dubious ‘Black Friday Offers’ that are too good to miss this week! Keep clicking! 😉

  • what is God? or what if God is…?

    So, what is God? Or rather What if God is…? Some would suggest it’s a ‘big’ question but …here is a simple record of a recent social media post (I made) and the ‘beginnings’ of some philosophical musings about what (the thing that some people refer to as) God may be… If you’d prefer you […]

  • H. sapiens: species of distinction or extinction?

    Having just watched a short summary of extinction events occurring over the past 500 years I was inspired to observe: An interesting summary… It tends to support what I have increasingly thought… that the answer to the question: “What is the purpose of life?” is simply “To beget life” The meaning of life… (For H, […]

  • logic and enlightenment

    An interesting little allegory arguably concerning ‘logic’ and ‘enlightenment’ that has been passed around the Internet allegedly coming from the pen of Hungarian writer, Útmutató a Léleknek goes as follows: “In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has […]

  • jabberwocky | someone else’s ‘nonsense’ poem

    jabberwocky is possibly the most acclaimed nonsense rhyme ever written in the English language. Charles Dodgson writing under his pen-name Lewis Carroll included it in his famous children’s story: Through the Looking-Glass, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and it tells of the slaying of a fearsome beast called the The Jabberwock! The poem […]

  • a poet’s plight | an ironic short poem

    Ironically inspired by a ‘visitor from Porlock’ this short poem refers to the individual who even caused the tale of Kubla Khan to be cut short… 🙂

  • cheeky fairy | prose poem

    Now that the ladybird has somewhere to go to when she ‘flies away home’, a short prose poem to celebrate the occasion that was inspired by the wave of the wand… or perhaps a swing of the ‘magical axe’ 🙂 😉

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