Literature

THE COUNT CONSIDERS RETIREMENT

 

“The last I saw of Count Dracula was his kissing his hand to me,
with a red light of triumph in his eyes,
and with a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of.”

 

~ Bram Stoker ~

 

000-the-countDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in October 2009.


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AN ARCHANGEL DAMAGED

 

“His face when he repeats his verses hath its ancient glory,
an Archangel a little damaged.”

 

~ Charles Lamb ~

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born today 244 years ago.

 

000-an-archangel-damagedDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Magdeburg, Germany in July 2015.


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CUMMINGS AND GOINGS

 

“the world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.”

 

~ e e cummings ~

 

000-cummings-and-goingsPhoto of the cover and signed and numbered dedication page of e e cummings’ book EIMI (1933 – a Soviet travelogue) from this author’s personal collection.


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LORELEI

 

“Every man needs his Siren
To check his courage and strength
When he hears her song
In his travels through the unknown.”

 

~ Dejan Stojanovic ~

 

000-loreleiDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo of the Lorelei taken in Germany in July 1982.


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SUSPICIOUSLY SPREAD-EAGLED

 

“Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,” thought Alice,
“but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!”

 

~ Lewis Carroll ~

000 suspiciously spread-eagledStreet art photo taken in the Passage des Patriarchs in Paris in May 2016.

Previous posts about Alice can be accessed here:

https://nitepoetry.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/mad-hatter-hallucinations-part-one/

https://nitepoetry.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/mad-hatter-hallucinations-part-2/

https://nitepoetry.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/436/


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THE CLEAREST NIGHT

 

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

000 the clearest nightDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Rue Jacob in Paris in May 2013.


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TWIST OF FATE

 

 

“A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. So the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.”

 

~ Umberto Eco ~
 

 

000 twist of fateThe book is from my personal collection. Photos taken in March 2016.


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RIMBAUD

 
 
“I turned silences and nights into words.
What was unutterable, I wrote down.
I made the whirling world stand still.”

~ Arthur Rimbaud ~

 
 

000 rimbaudPhoto portrait of Arthur Rimbaud at age 17 by Étienne Carjat taken in 1871.


An excellent half hour BBC production of Rimbaud’s A Season In Hell can be heard here:

https://youtu.be/OdahSTbhU7g


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TIMELESS TOMES

 

 

“So many books, so little time.”

~ Frank Zappa ~

 

 

000 timeless tomesPhoto taken in February 2016.


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CINDERELLA

 

 

…walking a mile in someone else’s shoes might give you a different perspective, but then it might also give you blisters…

 

 

000 cinderellaPhoto taken in November 2015.


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