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Patterning

Strains of lunacy, befalling poets and clowns– Homesick for the moon.   (Artwork by Cezanne) Advertisements

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By Turns

Those who fall from the moon bear the length of their exile with tender lyrical turns of being, a fool’s minuet, chaste as it is fleeting.   (Artwork by Georges Rouault)

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Mercy Mercy Me

Some time-tested facts: 1. Every shadow courts its own double, its own set of fractures.   2. Make-up, and its composite symmetry of masks turn, at day’s end, to sidereal flakes of ash.   3. Your true face was printed … Continue reading

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Benign

Alighted, to course sweetly toward benign silence– To mend, flowers kiss.   (Watercolor by Henry Miller)    

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Blue

That year, in Paris, distant blue was all the rage– the clown’s mood thickened.   (Painting by Edward Hopper)

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Literacy

Survivors bible, How to Fall and Get Back Up– In slapstick we trust.      

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Tramp

Modeling tatters, some masks cannot conceal truth– the poor man’s Jesus.

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Crescent

Rupture in the night, sharp crescent benediction– every fool hooked.

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Serenade

Moonlight serenade, every autumn the same song– Grief resets its course.

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When Helen Met Charlie

Clown’s soft, open face, Braille for tender reception– found in translation.

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