Monthly Archives: July 2014

Salvador Dali ( On hearing of his death )

The crying harlequin’s sculpted tears empty the ornate fountains, where flames blind the prophets who only arise once crowds give cheer to the elevation of mountains at angles seen only at sunrise when Alice dreams of empty fountains sculpted by … Continue reading

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Penance

The General stands and stares at his uniform’s epaulettes moth-eaten in the wardrobe, coming to regret many of his former actions; jagged recollections of tortures and beatings he had ordered to be inflicted on those in his power left him … Continue reading

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The Unknown Trojan

The Anatolian sun shone bright over Troy’s topless towers, far from whose watchful gaze you clashed with a foreign soldier on that day; Gleaming flashing blade thrusts parried clashed and tore away that stranger’s veil of immortality, as your prowess … Continue reading

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5 p.m.

The mordant day drifts along its course into the deep deep of evening , its hours exhausted by a futility arduously wrought with effort,endeavour,exasperation ; leaving us to be put to sleep the “us” who henceforth shall never awaken , … Continue reading

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1970’s Rock Song

Stood at the mouth of the Volcano staring down from on high , right into the heart of the inferno can’t you see mankind’s troubles can’t you hear our cry ? There in the flames millions of faces choking with … Continue reading

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1960’s Pop Song

Dream those dreams tomorrow that you didn’t dream today , dream again those dreams tomorrow’s heading your way. Say those words tomorrow you didn’t say today , say the words ,”I love you” tomorrow to the one heading your way. … Continue reading

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1980’s Elvis Costello Song

We get our boarding passes and head on thro’ the gate , we always get there early so that we’re never ever late. (Chorus):And we don’t know          until the Plane crashes          just … Continue reading

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Philip Seymour Hofmann

Your name shone so bright for such a very short respite , flared your brief candle in the gloom of a thousand theatres and projection rooms , having strutted and fretted your hour upon the screen giving depth to walking … Continue reading

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Shot

Powder burns with explosive speed pressure dispatches  the bullet at over one thousand feet per second from its brass cartridge ; Its soft lead shaped by grooves in the barrel makes the bullet rotate stabilising its flight through the air … Continue reading

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Winter Palace

Our lives are painted like rainbows across the sky , our lives are noise modulated by reason ; We sit and stare at endless vistas , we ready ourselves for work tidying the chaos into an order which stray winds … Continue reading

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