Author Archives: Nightpoet

About Nightpoet

Welcome to Nightpoetry. English language poetry, from an expat poet, photographer, musician and former archaeologist who has lived and worked in Europe for 40 years. Here within is a labyrinth of canvases painted with language and mazes of words sculpted with sound. Look around...take your time...

ONCE ONLY

 

“Others have seen what is and asked why.
I have seen what could be and asked why not.”

 

~ Pablo Picasso ~

 

000 once only 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in the Rue Quincampoix in Paris in September 2016.


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A DISTANT WINDOW

 

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

 

~ Albert Einstein ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in September 2009.


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THE SUMMER OF DISCONTENT

 

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out
than it would have been if it had never shone.”

 

~ John Steinbeck ~

 

000 the summer of discontent

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in July 2021.


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WHEN THE SKIES WERE SUDDENLY SILENT

 
“Quiet is the absence of sound. Silence is the presence of silence.”

 

~ Robert Fripp ~

 

000 when the skies were suddenly silent

Digitally enhanced image created from an analog photo taken in August 1989.


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MUSICA UNIVERSALIS

 

“The only truth is music.”

 

~ Jack Kerouac ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in July 2021.


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JUNGLE

 

“Life is a zoo in a jungle.”

 

~ Peter De Vries ~

 

000 jungle

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MY WOODEN FACE

 

“A mask tells us more than a face.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in April 2016.


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NO ROOM FOR RAINBOWS

 

“The color of truth is gray.”

 

~ Andre Gide ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in May 2010.


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A DIME A DOZEN

 

 

“…i have been dealing with these kinds
  of conversations for decades,
 only the names of the instruments
   have been changed to protect the innocent…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in the Café de Flore in Paris in July 2014.


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THE WAITING GAME

 

“Dreaming is happiness. Waiting is life.”

 

~ Victor Hugo ~

 

000 the waiting game

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LATE BLOOMER

 

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.”

 

~ Theodore Roethke ~

 

000 late bloomer

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OPIATE

 

“Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told.
Religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in July 2021.


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FLESH AND BONE

 

“We are only lightly covered with buttoned cloth;
and beneath these pavements are shells, bones and silence.”

 

~ Virginia Woolf ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a X-ray created by RZFW in February 2016.


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ONCE BROKEN

 

“In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.”

 

~ Madame de Stael ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2015.


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HIGH COO

 

“…words are like soft clay,
malleable in one’s hands,
molded in the mind…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Le Jardin de Luxembourg in Paris in July 2013.


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CORNU COPIAE

 

“All animals are equal,
but some animals are more equal than others.”

 

~ George Orwell ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a fragment of painted Roman wall plaster depicting what is possibly an empty cornucopia taken in January 2016.


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LEMMINGS

 

“Over-consumption and overpopulation underlie
every environmental problem we face today.”

 

~ Jacques Yves Cousteau ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in June 2021.


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WASTED OPPORTUNITY

 

“…people choose to live in darkness, praying for a candle,
when all they really have to do is open their eyes…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

000 wasted opportunity 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a skull from a burial dated to the Late Roman Empire (3rd century CE) taken in June 2014.


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LA VIE EST CHANGEMENT

 

“Life is change.”

 

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

 

000 la vie est changement

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in June 2021.


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TETHYS

 

“Every human endeavor, however singular it seems,
involves the whole human race.”

 

~ Jean-Paul Sartre ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in the Aegean Sea between Thera (Santorini) and Crete in October 1992.


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