Author Archives: CF

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Surfside

      A flower of waves blossoms in the distance and ripples shoreward as though a breeze had quickened the sea and set it blooming.   “Four Poems: #3” Lady Ise  

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News: Soulmates

      Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat. My shoulder is against yours.   Kabir Translated by Robert Bly       Soulmates, from my Both Sides Now series, […]

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Barrier

        God lives on the other side . . . but through the slit where the barrier doesn’t quite touch ground, manages still to squeeze in – as filtered light, splinters of […]

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Ball Toss

            [The Lord will] toss thee like a ball into a large country . . .   Isaiah 22:18 Holy Bible, KJV

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Aztec Dancer

              [W]e must shake the rattle of rhyme to deceive time and wake the soul.   “The Earth with a New Mist” A Tree Within Octavio Paz

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Juggling Act

          It takes a sky-blue juggler with [six] red balls To shake our gravity up.   “The Juggler” Richard Wilbur  

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News: Both Sides Now

    The leading and oldest photographic establishment in this city is that of which Mr. F. D. Moon is the esteemed proprietor. . . . He is a thorough master of his profession . […]

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Private Eye

        I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. Whatever I see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.   “Mirror” Sylvia Plath  

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Carnival

            The walls grow luminous and warm, the walls Tremble and glow with the lives within them moving, Moving like music, secret and rich and warm.   “The House of […]

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Gorilla

          Animal face, when the lines of human fear, knots of a net, become transparent and your brilliant eyes and velvet muzzle are revealed, who shall say you are not the […]

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Lucky Lady

                  This photograph speaks for itself.                 

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Wonderland

          The world is not very big There is only room for our wonder . . .   “O My Love the Pretty Towns” Kenneth Patchen  

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Ice Cream

          [L]et the eye wander off to a menu, where it can start to ingest “Quite Sour Lemon sherbet topped with a stem cherry and chocolate sprinkles . . . and […]

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My Mother

      Mirror, mirror Reflecting somebody That I can’t even recognize . . .   Mirror, mirror Show me who I am Show the inner self That’s beautiful and blooming . . .   […]

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Lone Star

    All, that I know Of a certain star Is, it can throw . . . Now a dart of red, Now a dart of blue . . . [It] has opened its soul […]

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Orpheus

        It is Orpheus once for all whenever there is song . . . Isn’t it enough if sometimes he can dwell with us a few days longer than a rose?   […]

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News: In Living Color

    The image market is still strong, but only for those rated AA or higher. Beware of cheap imitations sold by the side of the road.   “Market Forecast” Alexa Selph       […]

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My Sister

                  “Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.”   Anonymous  

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Lilyshine

        There is no night so black but you shine through it . . . O Colour of the World . . .   Thanks be to God, Who gave this gift […]

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Easter Morning

            Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! . . .   “Hymn for Easter Day” Charles Wesley