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...

all this paradise

 

“Think of what a paradise this world would be
if men were kind and wise.”

 

~ Kurt Vonnegut ~

 

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


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le cadeau

 

“We are always the same age inside.”

 

~ Gertrude Stein ~

 

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


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now

 

“Quantum est in rebus inane!”
“How much folly there is in human affairs.”

 

~ Aulus Persius Flaccus ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2018.


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corner

 

“There is only one corner of the universe you can
be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”

 

~ Aldous Huxley ~

 

000 corner 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a ceramic creation by Thierry Basile taken in Paris in June 2018.


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all our being ends

 

“At the moment when we end, all our being ends with us.”

 

~ Honoré-Gabriel Riqueti de Mirabeau ~

 

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


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flou

 

“Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars.
Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing.”

 

~ Jessie J. ~

 

000 flou 1

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


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even slower

 

“When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”

 

~ Mark Twain ~

 

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


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dark corners

 

“The bright dawn flooded the room, and swept
the fantastic shadows into dusky corners,
where they lay shuddering.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

000 dark corners 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in December 2020.


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a danger

 

“Always be a poet, even in prose.”

 

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

 

000 a danger 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Le Dôme Café in Paris in May 2010.


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pills

 

“White pill, blue pill, yellow pill, purple pill;
its like swallowing a rainbow every bedtime.”

 

~ Amelia Atwater-Rhodes ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in October 2020.


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my turn to be forgotten

 

“Don’t it always seem to go
that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone…”

 

~ Joni Mitchell ~

 

000 my turn to be forgotten 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in October 2020.


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golden fleece

 

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”

 

~ Anne Sexton ~

 

000 golden fleece 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2012.


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overkill

 

“Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues.”

 

~ Albert Collins ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in June 2019.


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two fragments

 

“Of the seven deadly sins,
lust is definitely the pick of the litter.”

 

~ Tom Robbins ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in August 2017.


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a numbness

 

“How nice – to feel nothing,
and still get full credit for being alive.”

 

~ Kurt Vonnegut ~

 

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


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the day after

 

“Before the first before and after the last after, there is night waiting.”

 

~ Dejan Stojanovic ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of mold on a wall, taken in Paris in May 2018.


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tiptoe away

 

“Like those crabs which dress themselves with seaweed,
we wear belief and custom.”

 

~ Cyril Connolly ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Fouras, France in June 2006.


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trick of the tongue

 

“The tadpole poet will never grow into anything bigger than a frog.”

 

~ Algernon Charles Swinburne ~

 

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


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saxophones

 

“Sob on the long cool winding saxophones. Go to it, O jazzmen.”

 

~ Carl Sandburg ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in October 2017.


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le peintre

 

“I do not seek. I find.”

 

~ Pablo Picasso ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in June 2020.


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