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About Nightpoet

Welcome to the Nightpoetry blog! I am an English language poet, photographer, musician and former archaeologist who has lived and worked in Europe for 40 years. For 29 of those years, until I retired, 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, pursuing my photography and immersing myself in European culture. I am an ardent collector of music, books and films. 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. 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. I have posted a lot of pieces over the last five years, so there is vast amount of past writings that can be accessed in "The Ancient Gallery." Take your time and browse. Thank you for stopping by....

CITADEL

 

“We are all born ignorant,
but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

 

~ Benjamin Franklin ~

 

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SHE SHINES

 

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it.”

 

~ Nicholas Sparks ~

 

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OTHER WORLDS

 

“There are times when we stop, we sit still.
We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.”

 

~ James Carroll ~

 

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I GOT MY EYE ON YOU

 

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”

 

~ Sigmund Freud ~

 

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THESE DARK DAYS

 

“The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

 

~ Plato ~

 

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RAINBOWS

 

“Friendship is like a rainbow between two hearts.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

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THIS TOO SHALL PASS

 

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.”

 

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2014.


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IMPEDIMENT

 

“Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.”

 

~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~

 

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THE GREAT DYING

 

“Our planet is currently undergoing a mass extinction
of species called the Anthropocene – the Age of Man.”

 

~ Louie Psihoyos ~

 

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PILES OF BONES

 

“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

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