BONNETS AND BURDENS

  We should dance, he said, as she passed, Dropping the shovel with one hand, taking His hat with the other, sun bleached And straw weaved, but there’s no music, She answered, but there’s no one watching, He replied to the crimson cheeks Of her porcelain face, neath a crimson bonnet And he reached for […]

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SALUTATIONS FROM THE SHADOWS OF SLEEP

  In the shadows of the night He threads his way, carefully, Like a needle running silk, Through distant dreams He yearned for in younger days, Carefree then, the dainty drifter, The doe-eyed dandy with a want To witness the world, to flitter And flap like a starling in first flight, To seek sustenance in […]

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KOREAN INSPIRED

On a break from posting poetry, I am sidelining, for a moment, into my ‘studied’ trade of pattern maker and avid admirer of all things fashion orientated. The Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France, located along the rue du Rivoli wing of the Louvre, recently unveiled its latest exhibition entitled KoreaNow, bringing to the attention […]

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Joni on the Mantelpiece

  They met in Paris, first, temple street, 2nd floor, Capricious teenagers cavorting into their twenties, Ardent and ernest, like you were once, in Greece, In Californian climes, casually cruising that fragrance Of embryonic adulthood, a god-fearing blonde And a darker haired homo reading her his poems, Pathetic irrational rhymes while she postulated His meaning, […]

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