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Travel Back Thursdays | Rome

Biggest life lesson: Don’t ever let anyone make you feel small, ever. The only time you can ever feel small is when you travel. Then and only then can you let… 268 more words


Build Forth!

whip and lash and sweat
horse, man and master
meshing cogs in action
building, fashioning, shaping
stone, timber, rope
bone, flesh and brawn

Photo and poem (c) by DC Lessoway


Winter’s Imperium

benumbed, betrothed, gracious desiring
vigor in mastery over sentimentality, while
exemplifying the play of dominion
above our heads, yet human be
none the less

photo and poem (c) by DC Lessoway


Rome: visiting the Vatican

Let me describe hell: a tourist visit to the Vatican museums, the Sistene Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.

The pre-tour was interesting, a potted version of the history of the Vatican State, the Swiss Guard and some facts about the current pope. 898 more words


Heaven’s Empyrean

of straining one’s neck to view
of gilt and persistence
of detail and industry
of commitment upon high
of seeing heavenly reward
of religiosity
of failing to influence… 10 more words


Rome Travel Diary - Part 2

Hey folks,

Here’s part 2/3.

We woke up the next day after the overnight rain storm and welcomed the sunshine with open arms! The forecast said that it would be a morning of showers before another storm right through the evening and night. 1,473 more words

Travel Diaries

Station Passiontide Tuesday I: Statio ad St Cyriacum

May our fasts be acceptable to Thee, O Lord,
and expiate our sins;
may they make us worthy of Thy grace,
and lead us unto life everlasting.

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