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 over 40 years. Here within is a labyrinth of canvases painted with language and mazes of words sculpted with sound. Look around...take your time...

jours étranges

 

“The nearer I come to the end of my days, the more I am enabled
to see that strange thing, a life, and to see it whole.”

 

~ Simone de Beauvoir ~

 

000 jours étranges 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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simplicity

 

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”

 

~ Jack Kerouac ~

 

000 simplicity 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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shine a light

 

“You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in.”

 

~ Arlo Guthrie ~

 

000 shine a light 1

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


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she

 

“O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend
the brightest heaven of invention.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

000 she

Digitally enhanced and colourized image created from a photo taken by a friend in 1972.


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fleeting heart

 

“What is life but fleeting moments of happiness
strung together on necklace of despair?”

 

~ Marian Keyes ~

 

000 fleeting heart 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in July 2019.


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death and cobwebs

 

“When you bring the light into your dark house,
that is when you see the cobwebs and spiders.”

 

~ Rajneesh ~

 

000 death and cobwebs 1

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


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i dream

 

“There is no such thing as repetition. Only insistence.”

 

~ Gertrude Stein ~

 

000 i dream

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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laughs in your face

 

“Five to one, baby, one in five, no one here gets out alive…”

 

~ Jim Morrison

 

000 laughs in your face 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2019.


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danseuse

 

“Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.”

 

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

 

000 danseuse 1

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


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waiting for the end

 

“Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.”

 

~ Maurice Chevalier ~

 

000 waiting for the end

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in January 2023.


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face in the wall

 

“The countenance is the portrait of the soul,
and the eyes mark its intentions.”

 

~ Cicero ~

 

000 face in the wall 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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catshadow

 

“At night all cats are grey.”

 

~ French proverb ~

 

000 catshadow

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in May 2022.


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barke

 

“In order to understand the world,
one has to turn away from it on occasion.”

 

~ Albert Camus ~

 

000 barke

Digitally enhanced image created from a sketch done in 1970 and scanned in July 2020.


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’twas time

 

“Open your mind and let the pictures out.”

 

~ William S. Burroughs ~

 

000 'twas time

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


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larmes de bleu

 

“It is such a secret place, the land of tears.”

 

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~

 

000 larmes de bleu 2

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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l’ombre de la mort

 

“Life itself is but the shadow of death,
and souls departed but the shadows of the living.”

 

~ Thomas Browne ~

 

000 l’ombre de la mort 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in June 2018.


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like the moon

 

“The eye is always caught by light,
but shadows have more to say.”

 

~ Gregory Maguire ~

 

000 like the moon 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2018.


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be we

 

“There is no darkness but ignorance.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

000 be we 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in the early 1980’s.


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full blood wolf moon

 

“For us there is only one season, the season of sorrow.
The very sun and moon seem taken from us.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

000 full blood wolf moon 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in January 2019.


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creation chimera

 

“Being a poet is not a job or a profession but a way of life.”

 

~ Kathleen Raine ~

 

000 creation chimera 1

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in July 2013.


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