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Lady Sybil With A Mirror In Her Chamber

  I will spare him the misery of suspecting any move, look or mood that seems unnaturally mine….      From Confessions of The Bernshaw Tower Bride   She turns before the tilted glass soft-footed, hair falling long and light like the moon shafted through the wild wood where she used to run.   Those days now […]

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The Sand

for SSFS there can be no pretence to your unfailing eye spirits that appear walk free but rationed under your witness their elements are rare though their categories are present everywhere the nebuliser airs its grievous florals say how may we honour the ground we landed on more than this, being here, each moment becoming […]

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Sunday Morning Solitude

Early morning breezes feel mountain-made weaving through front porch railings. ‘Tis the kind of morning to close eyes in while leaning Heavenward on tiptoes. Inhaling slowly, deeply, I almost lose my balance. Crisp, clean air rushes around in time’s seasonal exchange, fills me all the way down the body, all the way down to shy, […]

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Come to Verona, Poet

Come to Verona, Poet, Give up that window on darkness, the cage that barricades the senses. The clover has bloomed; the leaves are falling more brilliantly than ever before. Fall has become more bewitching every year. Come to Verona, Poet. to the stone unturned, to the song unsung. Liars and fools would rewrite greatness. They […]

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java, java

Golden-cupped wonder perched on a coaster on the counter sits and waits patiently for the embrace, lift, sip, swallow, and return to coaster, again and again until empty meets fulfilling full. On mornings like this, satisfying Saturdays, there is little rush with embracing, lifting, sipping, swallowing, and returning to coaster as as Saturday has no […]

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Two Moons

for MSS The day the second moon appeared at Alderley the earth shuddered, assuming the new balance. Some drew their shades and tallied their crimes, hiding their scent lest it call down some beast. Some became dumb in new moonlight, gaping as they do chancing upon any novelty. Some analysed the pros, some analysed the […]

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Repose At 4am

To breathe in stillness when the train has passed and birds slumber in the trees, instills comfort. The room’ s lit by a street lamp squinting through the shutters while elsewhere leaf shadows make their vineyard on the wall.   They say this house was built from the ruins of an olive mill; and the […]

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Persuasion

  Beauty’s dizzying tease disarms me. Tiny alpine strawberries. Tourmaline-blue expanse of sea. Garden snail’s iridescent trail. Such essence buoys my physique and I grow small in a special Zen space. Leaves rustle & fall, the ache of Kyoto in irretrievable autumn. The tender pink shelter of my apple murex seashell on the maple-wood bookshelf. […]

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Being ten

I remember wild mushrooms, how green it all was, the roughness of stone against the smoothness of child palms, soil trickling through inquisitive fingers. The dog would pant in happiness, run with the wind in a small eternity as we sought sticks to fight and win our imaginary battles. When it rained we took shelter […]

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Distant Stars

Sometimes I stare at distant stars and dream, lose myself in the glitter of their shine, With the world upside down, the sky’s a stream, the ground beneath our feet is steep incline. But magic lives within a gold moonbeam and soon I realize the great design. The air is thin where distant stars reside, each footstep […]