Posts Tagged With: Songs

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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THE DEATH OF A ROSE

 

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

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

000 the death of a rose

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


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JUST A FROWN

 

“O yellow eye, let me be sick with your heat,
let me be feverish and frowning.”

 

~ Anne Sexton ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in 1976.


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DEATHDANCE

“No art is possible without a dance with death.”

~ George Carlin ~

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in February 2018.


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STARING AT EMPTY PAGES

 

This was in September 1970…
and then, just six short years later, I was already
thinking back to those more innocent times…
and now today it is all so much more distant,
so very far away and yet still so very near…

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken on Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia in September 2008.


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CATMADNESS

 

Back in the 1970’s, when I was living and working in Virginia,
a friend came to work one morning and told me a story
about his cat, his girlfriend and a squeaky brass bed.
The cat kept thinking that he was hearing a mouse
and would come into the bedroom to investigate.
His story inspired this poem.

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of Sherlocke, my incredible cat, taken in November 1974.


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CHILDHOOD’S END

 

“Childhood is a promise that is never kept.”

 

~ Ken Hill ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Fouras, France in June 2006.


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AFTERTHOUGHT

 

“For still I see that forethought spares afterthought and after-sorrow.”

 

~ Amelia Barr ~

 

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


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SLUG SONGS

 

“There are three things in the world
that he held in the smallest esteem –
slugs, poets and caddies with hiccups.”

 

~ P. G. Wodehouse ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from two photos taken in Autumn 2010.


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INTO RAGE

 

“We are all sentenced to solitary confinement
inside our own skins, for life.”

 

~ Tennessee Williams ~

 

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


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BACKBONE BATTLEMENTS

 

“The blues ain’t nothing but a good man feelin’ bad.”

 

~ Leon Redbone ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art by Jeff Aerosol taken in Paris in August 2015.


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ME AND MARA

 

“A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star
and climbs it while playing a violin.”

 

~ Edmond de Goncourt ~

 

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


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EAR LOBE LICE

 

“Everybody who does not live in a prostitute’s bed
and on a diet of cocaine snow is called an ascetic nowadays.”

 

~ George Bernard Shaw ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo (detail) of street art taken in Paris in June 2019.


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BANDORA’S POX

 

“What a chimera then is man. What a novelty!
What a monster… what a contradiction, what a prodigy.”

 

~ Blaise Pascal ~

 

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


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SO MUCH BETTER WITHOUT US

 

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”

 

~ Edward Abbey ~

 

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


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LUNACY

 

“Dost thou not feel them slip, how cold! how cold!
The moon’s thin wavering finger-tips, along thy throat?”

 

~ Adelaide Crapsey ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in April 2017.


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FLOWER CHILD

 

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon,
who could not be happy?”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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


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NODDING TED

 

“Stop nodding your head.”

 

~ Albert Einstein ~

 

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


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THE SHADOW OF HER BREAST

 

“The word and the shadow of the word
makes a thing both itself and something else
till we are metaphors and not ourselves…”

 

~ Derek Walcott ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in April 2019.


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DORMIR

 

“Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.”

 

~ Ambrose Bierce ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in May 2017.


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