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Return, O Lover, Return

Oh, has part of my heart moved so far away
To decrease my peace in your fair bosom?
Ah! How my soul minds this kind of absence! 152 more words


Chamber Music

Joyce, James. Boston, 1918. 1st American edition. Unpaginated. 18mo. Very good.

Very rare American pirated edition, which preceded the 1st authorized edition. Presents the only volume of poetry from Joyce, in green cloth with gold lettering. 70 more words

Rare Books

​Confidence acts as a mask.

It gives a person impression of a spark.

“Confidence is the key to success”, they say.

Confidence itself is the success, I believe.

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23. Hope-

That devil on my shoulder

Had become bolder as I got older

He used to come to me in my sleep

In Nightmares that’s seemed… 866 more words


work in progress

bit stuck with this one – suggestions welcome! :p



Neruda’s  impalpable ash”

Chants away/

In the fray of my own tiny ruins.

If I touch/ near the fire/

Impalpable ash..”

Chimes away/ 45 more words


Portraits Poetry Series #47: Another Beautiful Day

In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image.  With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly in your heart and mind as if you had seen the image itself. 126 more words