Category Archives: Blondin

PERMANENT CURE

Flaws upon a face;each indicate a placewhere pain and sorrow grewas an eddy of death-in-life flowed through. Monitor the mindthat scatters the leaves the wind destroyed.Monitor the mindthat blows its dead selves through the Void. Each imperfectionis a recollectionof where … Continue reading

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CALCULATIONS

Space you measure in feet and inchesand shoes by where your big toe pinches;seasons by cherry, rose and snow,when may comes and swallows go:empires by rise and fall of kings;weather by rain and drought and flood;dead trees by whether the … Continue reading

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BUILDING A HOUSE

Of building houses there is no endwith bricks and feelings, thoughts and mind,using the universal gluethat clings and sticks and binds. Lovers spin webs for castles,conquerors ancestral halls,angels their heavenly mansions,demons their prison walls. Actors that tread the boardsand actors … Continue reading

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HOLLAND PARK – HOLLAND HOUSE

To Holland House came Elizabeth Vassall,with wealth from her family’s plantations.She had five children by Sir Geoffrey Websterand, at twenty three, created quite a stirwhen she left him for the third Baron Hollandand his more exalted social station.She had attributes … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM VLADIMIR ILYCH

There are havesand have-nots. The poor are always with us. Sometimes, poverty and sufferingprovoke a great manand there is a revolution. With much blood shed,much sacrifice,much heroism. Afterwards, the country lies wounded. And there are havesand have-nots. имущие и неимущие … Continue reading

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GET UNSTUCK

Leaves from the Tree of Life;brown and withered,dried with growing old,dislodged by the touch of Time;or green,with veins still swellingwith rising sap,torn free by an untimely wind. What are they,these dancing treasures? The more the tree creates,pushing and buddingout of … Continue reading

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FOR MOTHER AND CHILD

Why wake him?You woke to nothing,do you think he won’t?Your hand will guide him firmly and away,your lips will teach the nonsense he will say,your sins on himevery day. At best,he’ll pass the testyou failed,but where you wonwill be undone. … Continue reading

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BIOGRAPHY

I was bornjust like you. I came fromI knew not wherejust like you. I had the good timesand the bad;was by turnsunhappy and glad(just like you). Till I determined:BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME —  Withdrawingfrom I didn’t wantas I wanted. … Continue reading

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MON SEMBLABLE

Look for it, you will not find.Flee it, you cannot escape.It shines, unbidden in your mind,is both the shadow and the shape.You cannot hold, or change or lose it.You cannot welcome or refuse it.You did not make or break or … Continue reading

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OLD WOUNDS

The landscape itselfis cracked and pitted.Quarries gouged out of the rock face.Concrete jungleswhere forests grew.A million species drownedby hydro-electric schemes.Roman grain bowlsbecoming the Sahara desert. And the figuresthat pass through this landscape,four-footed, two, or nonewith scar of tooth and clawof … Continue reading

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