Category Archives: Blondin

ROSETTA STONE

To the British Museum in W3in very different company.To an Egyptian archaeological mortuary;dismembered torsos and massive heads,disjointed arms and shattered legs;imitations of flesh and bonein granite, sandstone,marble and obsidian.Mirrors of souls buried in oblivion. There,the many who swarmed along the … Continue reading

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REQUIEM: ARMISTICE DAY

This yearthe dead are blindand do not seem to hearour prayers.Nor do they seem to mindthat we now ownwhat they once thought was theirs. Herethey shed no tearat all the painthey left behind. Now,when they come again,they only findechoes of … Continue reading

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HOLLAND HOUSE – HOLLAND PARK

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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RAINER MARIA RILKE

Fallen Angelsdream of blissand wonder howthatled to this. Lotus risesfrom the mud,spirit casedin flesh and blood. .

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WHAT SHALL I DO?

There’s a lot to be said for a balanced worldstable and well-fenced-in,that plays early that prays lateand industriously fills the within. This world’s a strange place to find one another with alien flesh labelled father and mother.Flesh is just dustin … Continue reading

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US AND THEM

The tree relaxes therewith no thought of going anywhere. Bird-song-bird.The song is overheard.Perhaps we invent the birds.They might invent usif they could spell.Freak!They don’t even listen when we speak.Just as well. Foolish catplodding around like thatwhat does it think it’s … Continue reading

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PLUS ÇA CHANGE

The world still pilesstorm on storm,(though happiness remains the norm.) The spider mind spinsthought on thought (and in its own web still is caught.) The sun (still)shinesin a bucket of water(and doesn’tgetwet). .

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THE FOUNTAIN

The fountainreaches upwards into spaceand, finding nothingto sustain it there,falls back into its proper place. And in this endlessrise and fall,we see the start and finishof us all. Time fliesthrough summer and through wintry skies;measures elephants and butterflies,marks where this … 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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HIM AND HER AND THEM

A bare chestis a cooler wayon a hot daythan a string vest. Her husband’s pain’s a sword.And, again,though she sees and feels for himand keeps her loveand cooks his meals for him,she is bored. It’s hard to be freeno matter … Continue reading

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