Tag Archives: Memory

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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Lamentations

Lemonade on the verandah after supper, discussing Rousseau and Voltaire before retiring to the soft embrace of an easy langour; Expecting tomorrow and its harvest of promise,the lush savannah the tall sheaves and sturdy horses, and yet that tomorrow never … 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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Notes on a Meditation

On a bench in a park in a distant corner of a city a solitary figure sits lost in a labyrinth of memories; Thoughts traverse the long distances between the days each one in turn a palimpsest of the one … Continue reading

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Disturbed

When you know that there is someone there, in the half-light of evening behind the curtain staring, staring at life as it ebbs and flows outside, outside; Your time is fading as they stare, only time will tell who is … Continue reading

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