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Beyond Sleepy Hollow

The road between dreams and reality is one that must be negotiated….                                                                                                     Jack Zipes He dreamt of her incessantly, a young woman wandering through his garden. Her face cameo’d on the cool, showered  dusk. A pallid impression of something. Something like the  thistles and lilies resigned  to bloom as stalks of  pain, of pathos […]

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Haiku (for the children)

oh, people near me show me, model it for me show me how to bloom

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Eve’s Quatrain

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Dylan Thomas – A Reading of “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”

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The Pirate Andrews

Prologue Know you now, oh mightiest liege who brings me here today; I’ll spin for you a brand new tale before I’m sent away. But I have a story to tell, if it shall please your grace; narrative of a different time and of a far-off place. This came to me some time ago, I […]

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Avian Conversation

Two robins perched in an old oak; one born last year, one much older. “Is it like this every spring? Is the air always fresh and clean at the beginning of each year?” “No young one, I have never seen anything like this in my days. This is something very new to me. Let us […]

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 Tryst

          Among friends and strangers, across the candle-lit table, between fancy courses and ad-lib she would steal a slight-smile stare,   speak of Egypt and China, in no uncertain terms, of social mores, decadence, moralities old and new.   Alone, as the space matured between us, her eyes caressed like lips, […]

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En Plein Air

    Winged with rain clouds, the south wind moves smelling of pines and sea.   Birds glide on her shoulders looking for the ancestral nests they left behind. Woven of wild grass and vine, baskets that once held eggs then hatchlings stay aloft  but withered   on roof or gate.  White storks after  a […]

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Internet Interrupted

Storm winds gusting, whipping, rain, lightning and thunder; my screen shows “The website cannot be reached.”

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The Wheel, The Cross, The Flame

  Gwendrina · The Wheel, The Cross, The Flame 2 I I provided you with stone and timber to craft a wheel:   for rolling cargo, milling grain telling time.   But you also put two on the axel of a chariot that raced in war.   That was not my intent.   II I […]