Author Archives: CF

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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  

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New and Shocking

            [K]nowledge imposes a pattern, and falsfies, For the pattern is new in every moment And every moment is a new and shocking Valuation of all we have been.   […]

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Horizon Line

              The horizontal is the line of calm. . . . All’s well, the horizon says. Peace, peace.   “Lines on the Sea” Dilys Bennett Laing  

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Dreamworld

  As a queen sits down, knowing that a chair will be there, Or a general raises his hand and is given the field-glasses, Step off assuredly into the blank of your mind. Something will […]

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Combs

          I comb my hair for possibilities I stick my neck out I lean illegally from locomotive windows and only for the barber do I wear a hat   “The Suit” […]