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...

TRAPPED

 

“If one has never known freedom,
it is easy to be blind to the gridirons composing one’s cell.”

 

~ Nenia Campbell ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in June 2014.


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MOON SHINES DOWN

 

“Pain is universal, even the stars weep…”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2011.


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RAINBOW

 

“…she comes in colors…”

 

~ Mick Jagger – Keith Richards ~

 

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


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YARDSTICK

 

“Ultimately, blind faith is the only kind.”

 

~ Mason Cooley ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of one of the blue Marc Chagall stained glass windows in the church of Saint Stephen in Mainz, Germany taken in September 2012.


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THE MISFIRED BOWL

 

“My thoughts are whirled like a potter’s wheel;
I know not where I am nor what I do.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of an antique bowl taken in July 2016.


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THE ABSURDITY OF LIGHT

 

“give me back all those things i never gave,
so I shan’t be able to take them to my grave,
the burning flames and the booming voice,
all the decisions that were never really a choice…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in England in June 2007.


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PASTURES ONCE GREEN AND GROWING

“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”

~ Khalil Gibran ~

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken at The King Barrows on the Salisbury Plain, England in June 2007.


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MIRACLE

 

“Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall,
but wise words endure.”

 

~ Edward Thorndike ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a wall advertisement taken in the Marais district of Paris in July 2013.


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A CHANCE

 

“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves;
otherwise we harden.”

 

~ Johann Von Goethe ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in 1952.


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COILED

 

“Nothingness lies coiled in the heart of being – like a worm.”

 

~ Jean-Paul Sartre ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in 2019.


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THE DEATH OF A ROSE

 

“When I have plucked the rose,
I cannot give it vital growth again,
it needs must wither.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in September 2020.


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FLOW

 

“Solitude is the place of purification.”

 

~ Martin Buber ~

 

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


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WITH CLASS

 

“Few love to hear the sins they love to act.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

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


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DANCES I NEVER DANCED

 

“Opportunity is a bird that never perches.”

 

~ Claude Maxwell MacDonald ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in June 2012.


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FISH IN A TREE

 

“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”

 

~ Irina Dunn ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in 2002.


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TONGUE OF THE NIGHT

 

“Caught between the tongue and the taste.”

 

~ Anne Carson ~

 

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


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TAPIS

 

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

 

~ Theodore Roethke ~

 

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


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LESSONS IN THE HALF LIGHT

 

“We came whirling out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust…”

 

~ Rumi ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Summer 2004.


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NEW SPRING FLOWERS

 

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

 

~ Rumi ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Spring 2002.


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STOLEN WORDS

 

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.”

 

~ Pablo Picasso ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Spring 2002.


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