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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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On imagination …

My intellect restricts … but imagination; what of that? Imagination .. A nebulous enigma; hard to imagine .. A mind untethered drawing pictures from a source unknown ; images seen with sightless eyes. Unbound; thought escapes thinking – released to … Continue reading

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The Bell …

I hear words that are the carapace of thought. Words, those elusive symbols of the soul, that dip and swerve above the meadows of the mind like summer’s swallows .. graceful and fleeting. I hear words that are the sounds … Continue reading

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Inner space …

I journeyed in the spacecraft of my mind out beyond the galaxies beyond the realms of time. I watched the blue earth turning like a flower, her face towards the sun, and saw her close her eyes, like petals, when … Continue reading

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Temptation …

The wings of the dark angel enfolded me. “Sweet is the taste of oblivion,” he told me; “no sorrow or pain lacerate your heart when you embrace the abyss,” he said ; ruffling his feathers boldly. “No discord or fear, … Continue reading

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Fable …

“Hatred has consumed my soul,” the fabled Phoenix said beneath a starless sky.   His great wings outspread upon the parched earth where no birds sing.   Seeds die before their birth; no flowers scent the air. The seas run … Continue reading

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Of a nightmare …

Into the vortices of the surreal I fell. Tumbling in a whirlpool of fragmented memory and unimagined fears: spinning in the centrifuge of dreams, to the substrata of the soul where nightmares dwell. In the nether world of the unconscious … Continue reading

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Of a dream …

In that half-world between reality and waking dreams, I walked in the lost landscapes of my mind. I reached a path which led me to the waters of a mountain stream, ice-cold and crystalline; flowing like the hours of life … Continue reading

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Origins …

Atoms of stars shine in our eyes, creatures of earth and celestial fire .. Earthlings to Mars stargazers still drawn by the moon’s magnetic desire .. Splinters of stars in atoms of mud Lodestone of life heaven- inspired .. In … Continue reading

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On the beach …

The end of land in the anonymity of sand, the beginning in the Miró blue sea; the brightness of sun, the whiteness of cloud are blurring the lines to infinity … beauty is tangible but cannot be held; the mystery … Continue reading

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