Author Archives: Nightpoet

About Nightpoet

Welcome to Nightpoetry. English language poetry, from an expat poet, photographer, musician and former archaeologist who has lived and worked in Europe for over 40 years. Here within is a labyrinth of canvases painted with language and mazes of words sculpted with sound. Look around...take your time...

les pieds du pèlerin

 

You never conquer a mountain.
You just stand on the top a few moments.
Then the wind blows your footprints away.”

 

~ Arlene Blum ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in June 2018.


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embonpoint

 

I know my breasts, small as plums, would win no blue ribbons.
But in your hands they tremble and fill with song like plump, white birds.”

 

~ Cecilia Llompart ~

 

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Digitally enhanced and colourised image created from an analog black and white photo taken in November 1981.


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smile

 

“Everyone smiles in the same language.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Berlin in January 2018.


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genése

 

“We become aware of the void as we fill it.”

 

~ Antonio Porchia ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in January 2018.


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further

 

“There is no top.
There are always further heights to reach.”

 

~ Jascha Heifetz ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2016.


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wintertide

 

“He withers all in silence, and in his hand
unclothes the earth and freezes up frail life.”

 

~ William Blake ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in November 2010.


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long hard cold dark lonely winter

 

“Blow, blow, thou Winter Wind,
Thou art not so unkind, as Man’s Ingratitude…”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in September 2016.


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one word poem

 

“There is more poetry in this one word
    than in all of the words ever written…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2016.


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might have made a difference

 

“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught,
and the last river is polluted; when to breathe
the air is sickening, you will realize, too late,
that wealth is not in bank accounts and that
you can’t eat money.”

 

~ Alanis Obomsawin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an analog photo taken in November 1991.


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time

 

“He felt the rush of years, years wasted and years used wisely.
He felt time moving through him, as if it were a ghost,
a thing that can haunt a man’s days and nights.”

 

~ Cathie Pelletier ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in October 2014.


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dreams fading

 

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who
can only find his way by moonlight,
and his punishment is that he sees
the dawn before the rest of the world.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in September 2009.


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sparkle

 

“For small creatures such as we,
the vastness is bearable only through love.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in May 2015.


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requital

 

“La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin.”
“Life is too short to drink bad wine.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from an analog photo taken in September 1982.


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a bolshevik ballet

 

“Government is an association of men
who do violence to the rest of us.”

 

~ Leo Tolstoy ~

 

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Composite image created in 2014.


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doors of deception

 

“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!”

 

~ L. Frank Baum ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2015.


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ghosts

 

“We both drowned under the waves of words we weren’t saying.”

 

~ Ben Maxfield ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in October 2015.


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a colour of dust

 

“Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie,
Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and-sans End!”

 

~ Omar Khayyam ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a scan of a painting made in Summer 1968 by the author.


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au ralenti

 

“Poetry is prose in slow motion.”

 

~ Nicholson Baker ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art by noonie taken in the Rue de l’Arbalète in Paris in August 2017.


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a season

 

“Since we cannot change reality,
let us change the eyes which see reality.”

 

~ Nikos Kazantzakis ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in October 2014.


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a purpose

 

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand
as in what direction we are moving.”

 

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in September 2007.


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