Join us every Monday night for drinks at the Daily Kos community political poetry clubOnly one poem tonight, but a suggestion for a new horoscope for this digital age.
Your own poetry is always welcome in the comments
Bongos, berets & turtle neck sweaters optional
The keypad is mightier than the sword
First the poem, then a simple chart, finally the beginnings of an horological explanation of each sign in the new zodiac.
Incidentally, my birthday is October 23.
A New HoroscopeA quick scan of the accompanying handbook reveals the following summary for each of the twelve new signs, followed by a star chart.
(12 Signs of the Age we live in)
Eniaca the progenitor began a new age
Binary, digital, soulless, organophage
Vacuolus followed close behind, handmaiden
To the great calculator connected to
Circuitus, the first born who became sibling of
Semi-Ducti the silent halfling hermaphrodite
And Transistisisti the fecund child bearer
Sister of Nanorexia the barren spinster
In time Megadoss the omnipresent ruled space
Via serpentine limpet Connexis precursor to
Wirelexis unseen unheard wave of the future
Across that bridge tagged by users as Pontironti
There to meet the great signs of the age
First Intercoz spidery web to heaven
Where Saint Steven dwells forever
In most beatific and exalted Nirvana
© CJ Campbell March 2012
I have it on good authority that Kossacks better versed in Astrology than I are working on appropriate constellations for each sign in the new zodiac.
____________Here is the first version of the chart so far discovered, complete with errors and early ideas about names and symbols. Presented for your perusal.
Eniaca: January 14- February 15 Keepers of secrets
Vacuolus: February 16- March 15 Seekers of a good time
Circuitus: March 16- April 15 Those who look back
Semi-Ducti: April 16- May 17 The undecided ones
Transistisisti: May 18- June 17 Secretly powerful
Nanorexia: June 18- July 17 Masters of thin disguises
Megadoss: July 18- August 17 False promisers
Connexis: August 18- September 16 True lovers
Wirelexis: September 17- October 17 Everybody's friends
Pontironti: October 18- November 15 Judge and jury
Intercoz: November 16- December 15 Know-it-alls
Nirvana: December 16- January 13 Genuinely nice people
It's a digital universe.