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About Nightpoet

Welcome to Nightpoetry! I am an English language poet, photographer, musician and former archaeologist who has worked and lived in Europe for almost 40 years. 29 of those years I was employed as an archaeologist, working on and conducting excavations. 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, living for two months each year in Paris and immersing myself in European culture. I have performed in many bands through the years, lots of blues, jazz, world music and rock. I am presently the lead singer in two Doors tribute bands 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....

LOOKING THROUGH THE GLASS

 

“I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.”

 

~ Lewis Carroll ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in January 2020.


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ELIXIR

 

“I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life.”

 

~ Ernest Renan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Roman glass bottle taken in July 1987.


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TOUCH THE PAST

 

“As the archaeology of our thought easily shows,
man is an invention of recent date.
And one perhaps nearing its end.”

 

~ Michel Foucault ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in September 1988.


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COMIC OPERA

 

“The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity
is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.”

 

~ Voltaire ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Roman oil lamp, unearthed in a cremation burial, taken in September 1988.


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ALONE

 

“We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Everything in-between is a gift.” 

 

~ Yul Brynner ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in May 1981.


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THE OTHER DAY DOWN IN HELL

 

“We are only born once – twice is not allowed –
and it is necessary that we shall be no more,
for all eternity…”

 

~ Epicurus ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken on the mountain Donnersberg in August 1983.


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ON

 

“But I just had to look having read the book,
I’d love to turn you on…”

 

~ John Winston Lennon ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in June 2016.


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BLACK CLOUDS DANCING

 

“We don’t see things as they are, 
we see them as we are.”

 

~ Anaïs Nin ~

 

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ONE TOKE TOO MANY

 

“I don’t smoke weed to escape reality, 
I smoke weed to enjoy reality even more.”

 

~ Banana ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in July 2017.


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COME BLOW YOUR HORN

 

The point is, you can never be too greedy.”

 

~ Donald J. Trump ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in July 2017.


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