Monthly Archives: March 2014

Empresses

had I been Josephine de Beauharnais or Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, who could not bear the emperor a child and were sent off packing how would I feel to be relieved of court life and all the protocol that that entails? Probably … Continue reading

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Allaeidin

I met a man named Allaeidin, there’s something of magic in that name! He did not live inside a lamp that I could tell nor grant me three wishes neither consign me to nor deliver me from hell but rather … Continue reading

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Dreams

If I could dance the Samba with a Mamba should I choose black or green or perhaps take turns with something in between like the Naja naja of the night of dreams when demon lovers come looking for me but … Continue reading

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Snakes

The roses hide their thorns beneath unless they are the thornless kind that spared St Francis and Saint Claire from being torn by them in yet one more Catholic miracle I should have liked to have known this man who … Continue reading

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War

Into an angry ocean ten thousand soldiers marched to their watery grave looking for me but I was in the clouds high above the battle cries where no one can see me now and there I shall remain until men … Continue reading

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Turkmenistan

Once in old Turkmenistan there lived a clan whose name revered throughout the land they broke camp, packed tents and to landlords paid no rents head to tail their camels marched off in a steady line singing to the birds … Continue reading

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Proust

I long to feel the wind on my skin and hear the crashing of the waves along the shore on a dark moonless night wondering what the rising tide will bring in after the storm when I beach comb in … Continue reading

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Unknowing

I hear many angels singing somewhere above night while people lie there sleeping their souls take flight how quickly life passes; waves crashing on a beach our minds full of forces for good or evil to unleash I would walk … Continue reading

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The Sands of Time

I was riding on a horse backwards through time my clothing changed as I went until I found myself in armor jousting some unknown challenger for my lady’s hand and I would have rather died than lose her; how could … Continue reading

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Rooney Toons

In the mostly underwater world of fishes it’s dog eat dog rather than bury their dead they eat them rather than care for their young they eat them given the opportunity rather like Spartans of antiquity it seems and yet … Continue reading

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