Saturday, 5 October 2013


Noah sounds like Goa, but there’s no evidence to suggest that he ever went there!
Or, for that matter, is there any to suggest this Biblical character even existed.
No, rumours about Noah going to Goa are completely ill-founded,
There’s no rhyme or reason to them.
People who circulate these rumours aren’t very well grounded.
Others preposterously assert that Noah’s fame stems from his ‘park,’ rather than the ‘ark.’
This clearly doesn’t hold water.
Although, of course, water is compatible with parks;
Not least those with ponds and lakes.
However Noah kept afloat, we can be justifiably confident it was not as a park-keeper.

The drunkenness of Noah is well-documented; displayed on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
But whether or not Noah had a serious drink problem—not even Michelangelo made clear.
There’s such a drought of real information about the (possible) life of Noah,
It’s certainly inadvisable to jump to conclusions about him.
Nevertheless, speculation about Noah remains rife.
‘What did he look like?’ People ask. ‘How did he treat his wife?’
Was he a popular figure who was good at his job?
Or was he regularly plagued with floods of complaints?

Perhaps he was a wife-beater and something of a yob!

All of this is pure conjecture, in the absence of any genuine Noah expertise.
Having heard the name, many people ‘Know a Noah,’ and that’s as far as it goes.
The dearth of Noah myths and misinformation certainly keeps us on our toes.
As does standing up; a stance I’d urge others to take,
As part of a process of mental vigilance I’d also recommend,
To help us guard against being misled by spurious facts about Noah.
My advice ends here for I’m off now,
I’m meeting a woman who wants to talk about Noah…
It’s alright, I know her!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


TROUBLE LOOMING, a photo by Narolc on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Recent collage/drawing on A5 (180 x 210mm) paper. October, 2013. Julian Cloran.