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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....

CAMOUFLAGED

 

“The only sure camouflage was unpredictability.”

 

~ Margaret Atwood ~

 

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


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LOST IN THOUGHT

 

“Even in the loneliest moments I have been there for myself.”

 

~ Sanober Khan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a sculpture by Claude Morin,L’equilibre” taken in Paris in May 2019.


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BULBOUS MAXIMUS ~ A FAIRY TALE

 

“Nationalism is an infantile thing.
It is the measles of mankind.”

 

~ Albert Einstein ~

 

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SPOONED

 

“The spoon’s color does not change the soup’s taste.”

 

~ Matshona Dhliwayo ~

 

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CONSPIRATORS

 

“Poems are like dreams:
in them you put what you don’t know you know.”

 

~ Adrienne Rich ~

 

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DISROBED

 

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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A TIME THAT’S NEVER BEEN

 

“Fare thee well! and if for ever,
still for ever, fare thee well.”

 

~ Lord Byron ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Montmartre in Paris in June 2019.


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LA MALÉDICTION

 

“Earth has its boundaries, but human stupidity is limitless.”

 

~ Gustave Flaubert ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a World War II bullet dredged out of the Rhine River taken in May 1981.


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THE TIME OF TOUCHING

 

“Touch has a memory.”

 

~ John Keats ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in 1994.


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PETROGLYPHS

 

“Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.”

 

~ Marcus Aurelius ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of petroglyphs on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands taken in 1994.


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