Category Archives: Nostalgia

Casablanca Blank

It is always Gare de Lyon and the last train out of a city facing ruin; It will always be “As time goes by..” and by, and bye-bye.. The trenchcoat and hat drenched by the long rain of waiting and … Continue reading

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Flicks

Stumbling along wet evening streets glancing at the jigsaw faces from years ago torn and flapping, trying to recall who they were their names erased by years of exile from the beams of projectors piercing the spiralling smoke with their … Continue reading

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Bruges Ennui

Lost in the grey of an evening in Bruges; On streets I no longer recognise searching for those bars whose names I no longer remember, where I was enveloped in a pervasive aroma of wheat beer that hovered aloft like … Continue reading

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Notes on the Passage of Time

In empty rooms filled with the scent of nicotine and loneliness, once shining memories of bronze turned verdigris through harsh winters; Breaths, footsteps, glances, the dots and dashes of life rendered indecipherable by the passing of time; Its fragile tones … Continue reading

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Dunkirk

Time stretches taut as a drumskin, each passing syllable a vibrating membrane with the, longed for hoped for prayed for.. Time stretches beyond the horizon each immeasurable step further from the vanishing point of the, longed for hoped for prayed … Continue reading

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Tram Journey

Silhouettes embark the theatre on wheels, bantering chattering artistes of the verbal trapeze, accompanied by accordions of folding evening papers, keeping time with stone-tablet timetables clattering through blackened railway arches circumlocating city square, its familiar gargoyled spires furtively conspiring with … Continue reading

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Femme Fatale

She spoke with an accent I couldn’t identify, her voice was a voice that came from another time, or maybe that was the dress she wore, and that dark perfume and the choker of pearls as if she’d stepped out … Continue reading

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