Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Poetic Voice … Book VI Paradise Lost

I am made dizzy by the words of Milton .. I suffer vertigo; I fall with the expelled to the very mouth of Hell – inspired; he ascends to Dantesque heights .. with an imagination sublime he imparts to Raphael … Continue reading

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The Tin-Mine …

In cairns of stone the spoil-heaps of history present the past to me .. amid wind-stunted gorse and pink bells of heather butterflies flit erratically .. I rest a while – the path is stony and steep – The old … Continue reading

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Tulip …

One tulip with an aloof air- red petals with a satin sheen subtly curving above a stem of green, stands elegantly spare in a display of floral art- delightful to my eye but not my heart; for wildflowers with quaint … Continue reading

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21st Century …

I read words which dripped blood from the abattoirs of history; torture, the applied psychology of fear; a contemporary rendition. I sensed the merciless power of power: perdition – Inchoate thoughts shamble and lurch haphazardly – I understood the sophistry … Continue reading

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Mutable …

April light upon the sea moves allegiance with the clouds; quicksilver rolls along the horizon with the intermittent sun; a meniscus like mercury arrests my eyes but the effulgence fades and dies; the dark passage of rain making memories of … Continue reading

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Good Friday …

The earth revolves in beauty but the world is dark this night – and still. A night so brittle with the cold that stars might shatter into splintered shards; wounding the earth with spears of burnt-out silver and of gold … Continue reading

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