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About Nightpoet

Welcome to Nightpoetry! I am an American poet, archaeologist, photographer and musician who has worked and lived in Europe for more than 30 years. I attended university in the United States taking a B.A. degree with a major in English Literature and Creative Writing. My interests are many and varied, ranging from scientific studies, literature, poetry, music, art, archaeology and astronomy to traveling and immersing myself in European culture. In my spare time I have performed in many bands through the years, lots of blues, jazz and rock and presently I am the lead singer in a Doors tribute band called The Changeling and am the co-founder of the jazz-poetry group called NIGHTPOETS that is currently hibernating. On this blog you will find a potpourri of my poetry, prose, photography, archaeological endeavours, musical undertakings, perspectives, thoughts, insights and a smattering of liberal politics. Thanks for stopping by....

DREAMSTONE

 

“Once I blazed across the sky,
Leaving trails of flame;
I fell to earth, and here I lie –
Who’ll help me up again?”

 

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a chondrite meteorite taken in Paris in June 2018.


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PETITS POÈMES DU COEUR

 

“Birth is a mystery. Words are not enough.”

 

~ Marie O’Connor ~

 

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LONELY STREET

 

“All great and precious things are lonely.”

 

~ John Steinbeck ~

 

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LA RUE DE MA VIE

 

“We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments.
We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets –
we remember only.”

 

~ Henry Miller ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in June 2018. The reflection is real.


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POUR L’AMOUR DES LIVRES

 

It is what you read
when you don’t have to
that determines what you will be
when you can’t help it.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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


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THE UNKNOWN

 

“There is only one good thing in life, and that is love.”

 

~ Guy de Maupassant ~

 

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THE LAST TIME HE SAW PARIS

 

“The last time I saw Paris,
her heart was warm and gay,
I heard the laughter of her heart
in every street café.”

 

~ Oscar Hammerstein II ~

 

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


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IT’S ALL DONE WITH MIRRORS

 

“The world is the mirror of myself dying.”

 

~ Henry Miller ~

 

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


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BAUDELAIRE

 

“Always be a poet, even in prose.”

 

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken of the grave of Charles Baudelaire in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris in February 2007.


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DÉSIR FLAGRANT

 

“We always long for the forbidden things,
and desire what is denied us.”

 

~ Francois Rabelais ~

 

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


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