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Leaving Alexandria

I could not stay in Alexandria the brilliant blue sea, the cloudless sky the perfect yellow shore all lovely; bathed in light. Standing there, day dreaming of Antony lost was he between her limbs High Priestess of Isis intoxicated Roman. … Continue reading

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Dancing to Perfidia – Poem #15 – From the Archives

The Hotel Torino – Massawa, Eritrea built by the Fascists when Eritrea was an Italian colony.  In 1960s it had a roof top bar; 20 year old Toritto  misspent a portion of his youth in Eritrea and had many a drink … Continue reading

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Time is Money – A Lost Early Poem

If time was money millions would die so that the few could live forever. They will pay you just minutes and charge you in hours raising prices till you run out of time. The rich will own the centuries cleaning … Continue reading

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Vishnu’s Dream – Poem #94 – From the Archives

In my rear view mirror a vision of Saladin entering Jerusalem while fighting Cambyses returns from Egypt with gold, ivory and slaves. A Roman legion lost in the desert the man-god Alexander spilling blood from Thebes to India an image … Continue reading

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Moment of Perfection – Poem #30 – From the Archives

I don’t recall which day it was of the thousands I have lived when I realized that nothing lasts and what a shame it was that perfection is for just a moment before the downward slope begins. I don’t know … Continue reading

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On Hope and Change – From the Archives – 2015

Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus The soldiers loved the little boy son of famed Germanicus Commander of the Roman legions camped along the River Danube. A little boy dressed in the part of soldier in his father’s army carrying his … Continue reading

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Nostalgia – A Repost

Are the roses in bloom in the Bois de Boulogne Wild flowers ablaze in the cool Texas dawn? Do high heels still rule on the Champs-Élysées La moda high style on the Rue de la Paix?   Does the temple … Continue reading

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Dancing to Perfidia

The Hotel Torino – Massawa, Eritrea built by the Fascists when Eritrea was an Italian colony.  In 1960s it had a roof top bar; 20 year old Toritto  misspent a portion of his youth in Eritrea and had many a drink … Continue reading

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Indifference

  High tropic Summer lies heavy o’er this land sweltering heat and humidity our Amazon, green algae choked seeking it’s path to the open sea trying hard not to disappear into the sodden rain soaked soil Spanish moss as living room drapes Queen … Continue reading

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From a Tent in Italy

In the camp of dreams he s sitting on his balcony in Aleppo; the lights of his city now dimmed the street blackened and empty the clatter of crockery indicating life goes on somewhere; in the dark a distant rifle … Continue reading

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