The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

Huxley's Kaleidoscope: O Brave New World


Pinch of Pepper:

Societies of the early twentieth century admired speed, technology and material modernity, as much as our society worships them today. Brave New World is the title of a book written by Aldous Huxley and published in 1932. It depicts a futuristic utopian society in which the individual is sacrificed for the good of the state, science is used to coerce and control and any form of art and/or history were outside the law.

Chaotic pieces of tinted glass
Kidnap loitering light
Slivered images of a history
Pause in fluid flight

Frantic fragments frolic
On the landscape of man's mind
Corporation coated color
Change the pigments of our time

Pharmaceutical and Fast Food traffickers
Sell contentment on TV
Promoting purchased happiness
Aiding and abetting consumer Junkies

Commercialized reality
Optical illusions of new age design
Plagiarizing humanness
Into placid patterns of life

Technology viewed through a stereoscope
Identical images side by side
The right eye sees the naked truth
The other pixeled lies
Gyrating shards of genius
Networking Man into social bliss
Coercing him with convenience
Luring him into an apps abyss

High tech hussies entice the masses
With gadgets of the day
New generations of iOS and Android
Digital pimps procuring robotic play

In this pacifying plasma paradise
Where automation trumps skill and craft
Mediocrity is Man's magnum opus
Independent thinking mere heresy of the past  


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