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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....

LAISSANT VIE

 

“The tragedy of old age is not that one is old,
but that one is young.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of the grave of Dr. Paul Curlay in the Cimetière du Montparnasse taken in Paris in August 2017.


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TONIGHT

 

“Don’t be bashful with ladies while young
and retreat altogether as you grow older.
Grow bolder with the years: advance, advance.
Be a dirty old man and be proud of it.”

 

~ Issac Asimov ~

 

Digitally enhanced composite image created from original photos of street art on the Rue du Marché des Blancs Monteaux taken in Paris in September 2017.


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SKELETON TIME

 

“Like the seeds dreaming beneath the snow
your heart dreams of spring.”

 

~ Khalil Gibran ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in October 2010.


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CURIOSITÉ

 

The larger the island of knowledge,
the longer the shoreline of wonder.”

 

~ Ralph W. Sockman ~

 

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


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L’AMOUR FAIT MAL

 
“The love that lasts the longest
is the love that is never returned.”

 

~ William Somerset Maugham ~

 

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


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SHARDS

 

Love lingers…
Sweet scent in an empty bottle.

 

~ Barbara F. Craigie ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in July 1987.


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REGARDE COMME TU ES

 

“Life is a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.”

 

~ Eugene O’ Neill ~

 

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


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SOYONS FOUS

 

I don’t suffer from insanity. 
I enjoy every minute of it.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

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


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THE TURNING

 

“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods
and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.”

 

~ William Allingham ~

 

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


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MEDUSA HAS BEAUTIFUL EYES

 

“I wept not, so to stone within I grew.”

 

~ Dante Alighieri ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art by Gregos in the Passage des Abbesses taken in Paris in September 2017.


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