Category Archives: Popular Culture

A Quiet Place

Quiet as sunlight on a window pane quiet as a snowdrop falling in winter, quiet now the Earth stands the Earth stands still; all our years have passed us by and are gone into the abyss of nostalgia; Every waking … Continue reading

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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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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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Flaneur :- Arts Council Funded

The gallery was crowded, the Flaneur felt a frisson of ennui, ” comment? ” his forefinger jabbed toward the photograph, a man apparently stood on a mat that was adjacent a bus stop, a casual reading of the tableau would … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings ( Part 5 )

On thence they went to Lothlorien home of the Elves, to learn the fate of Middle earth and themselves; Taking counsel with Celeborn they spoke of many a thing, though all their thoughts were with the Ring; Galadriel invited Frodo … Continue reading

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Everything you always wanted to know about …

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