Author Archives: Nightpoet

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....

ODE AU VIEILLISSEMENT

 

“But age became him as it did the oaks and the cedars.”

 

~ Thomas Burnett Swann ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a portrait taken in Paris in May 2017.


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UNE MAISON DE CAMPAGNE

 

“He is the happiest, be he king or peasant,
who finds peace in his home.”

 

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Dordogne Valley, France in July 1985.


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ELECTRIC LADY

 

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.”

 

~ Frederick L. Knowles ~

 

Digital image “Électricité de Couchage” created in June 2017.


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COULENT COMME UN RUISSEAU

 

Each man carries within him
the soul of a poet who died young.”

 

~ Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Germany in June 2017.


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FLOW

 

“France lost a great novel last night.”

 

~ Victor Hugo ~

…after sleeping with his mistress…

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in April 2000.


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MAMELON

 

Are we not like two volumes of one book?”

 

~ Marceline Desbordes-Valmore ~

 

Digital image “Mamelon” created in June 2017.


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LE SEUL

 

Let your love be like the misty rains,
coming softly, but flooding the river.”

 

~ Malagasy Proverb ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2017.


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THE LONGEST DAY

 

“A life without love is like a year without summer.”

 

~ Swedish Proverb ~

 

Original photo of Stonehenge taken in June 1980.


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NOTHING

 

“One never knows what each day will bring…”

 

~ John Weld ~

 

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


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CHAIRMAN MEOW

 

“In waking a tiger, use a long stick.”
 

~ Mao Zedong ~

 

Original photo of street art taken in the Rue Broca in Paris in May 2017.


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