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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....

SMOKE SIGNALS

 

“A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure.
It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied.
What more can one want?”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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THE PRICE OF PEARLS

 

“She is one of those people whose skin nourishes pearls.”

 

~ John Buchan ~

 

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THE FIRE IN HER EYES

 

“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story.”

 

~ Robert Fitzgerald ~

 

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UN ÉTAT DE STABILITÉ

 

“To light a candle is to cast a shadow…”

 

~ Ursula K. Le Guin ~

 

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WOODEN HEART

 

“A heavy heart bears not a nimble tongue.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

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LONG GONE TO DUST

 

“Earth does not belong to us; we belong to earth.
Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.”

 

~ Chief Seattle ~

 

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APPLES AND SNAKES

 

“I should have no use for a paradise in which
I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell.”

 

~ Jean Rostand ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a model for a Rosenthal porcelain figure “Die Hockende” sculpted by Fritz Klimsch in 1935, taken in October 2018.


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SARASWATI

 

“A mind is a fire to be kindled,
not a vessel to be filled.”

 

~ Plutarch ~

 

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AUTUMNAL

 

“For the unlearned, old age is winter;
for the learned, it is the season of the harvest.”

 

~ Hasidic Proverb ~

 

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PORTRAIT IN THE COLOUR OF MODESTY

 

“So rare is the union of beauty with modesty.”

 

~ Juvenal ~

 

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