Tag Archives: Memory

When Summer Returns

When Summer returns, the last of the bones will have been buried, the endless lists of names will have been erased, even the memories of those names will be forgotten; When Summer returns, meadows again will bloom hiding their terrible … Continue reading

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Snowblind

Hollow eyes see the snow drift slowly drifting; their vacant stare no longer dares read a history etched on withered parchment as the snow drifts slowly over them; hollow and bleak the day’s remains remain abandoned till Winter comes to … Continue reading

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The Death of Stalin

Sergei Ivanovich was once “tovarich” and hummed along to the “Internationale”, he once was nearly bloodied at at the barricades,mentioned in official despatches he became a Party “hero”; Sergei Ivanovich grew accustomed to snap-heeled salutes in the Kolyma Peninsula,1936 or … 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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Genesis 1:1

No record was kept of the name that they gave to that bird, vivid yellow and green welcoming a primeval dawn, captured on flickering footage the memory of it kept alive in black and white; no-one recalls any longer how … Continue reading

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