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No Ball Games — Banksy — photo by author, taken at a Paris exhibition, November 2022 — Banksy claims no copyright on his art took my...

how the world wags

Danse Macabre — John of Kastav — fresco dated 1490, Holy Trinity Church, Hrastovlje, Slovenia - public domain nothing grows without the...

an orphan of the word

to turn a single page into a universe you must be woman man and child outside age without race wild and free spurning time blasting space...

the tightropes of our dreams

Seiltänzerin — August Macke (1887–1914) — public domain balancing on the tightropes of our dreams we perform our precarious advance side...

little gods of little words

A Girl Writing; The Pet Goldfinch — Browne, Henriette (1829–1901) -public domain we little gods of little words we think we write for...

frozen river

Negotiating overflow on the Koyokuk River, Brooks Range, Alaska — March 1989 — photo by author© frozen river lets me travel on her winter...

vagrant's caesura

Travellers on the platform of Hollands Spoor, The Hague - Hans von Faber du Faur (1863-1940) - public domain sitting by the tracks the...

never the same twice

Sami on skis in norhtern lights - Frants Diderik Bøe (1820–1891) - public domain winter’s ink has spilled and spread and now is when we...

Autumn Child

Photo Piqsels.com — public domain license autumn child born naked as the season’s trees cradled in a bed of rotting leaves there’s a...

November Days of Saints and Souls

La Toussaint — All Saints’ Day — Emile Friant (1863–1932) — public domain first days of November and Flanders’ graveyards bloom to the...

Aspire

In Autumn Woods - Winslow Homer (1836-1910) - public domain watch the chaos of the wind-swept autumn leaves swirling in the yard trying...

We Are Four

paying my respects to mother nature Worthington glacier, Alaska - photo by authour© One of Four nothing withstands my infinite strength...

The Smell of Old Stone

Old Cemetery (1922) — Guyla Derkovits (1894–1934) — public domain often do I come here to rest my hands on these time-tilted tombs...

This Is My Trench

Old postcard picture of the Trench of Death, Flanders, Belgium — public domain In my lifetime, I’ve been to these two disparate frontline...

Listen. Listen! Can’t you hear?

Das Geheimnis (The Secret) — Felix Nussbaum (1904, Osnabrück–1944, Auschwitz) — public domain Listen. Listen! Can’t you hear? The old...

Not New Amsterdam

The Tower of Babel — Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1526/1530–1569) — public domain July 1983 — when AIDS first raised its ugly epidemic head...

ode to a potbelly stove

Alpine Kitchen — Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938) — public domain they were cold days those old days when we braved the winters in short...

the beggar's tide

The Blind Beggar — Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848–1884) — public domain new moon on the rise and on this dark and empty beach I rage and rage...

mother hangs the linen

La blanchisseuse — Berthe Morisot (1841–1895) — public domain mother hangs the linen and god how empty do I look pinned up by the cuffs...

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