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The Jackdaw and The Doll

A work in progress street scene from “The Jackdaw and the Doll,” a fable I wrote inspired by a story about Franz Kafka. The book is being illustrated by Izumi Yokoyama, as her artistry interprets and realizes a world of … Continue reading

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Smoke

Mortal ponderance– Where did the time go this time? Smoke favors silence.   (Photo by Josef Sudek)  

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Josef Sudek

It was his mantra– Hurry slowly, syllables resigned to vigil.

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Smoke

Consider the hours, consecrated puffs of smoke shot through with dusty light.    

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Touch

Child, unbelonging, warms herself with near voices– next best thing to touch.

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Echo

A distant city, morning, once upon a time– echo of footfalls.

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Winter

Pane of glass, frosted, Winter’s pulse slowed to dream deep– Bare heart’s hidden spring.

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Sentries

Angels heartbeats, globed, soft pulsing of bold sentries– No one invents light.

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Bridge

Craft, in loving praise of words slowed to last, to serve– Some bridges don’t burn.

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Mantra

Hurry Slowly was the tictoc mantra of the one-armed photographer, Josef Sudek, who praised and made lasting secret love to his Muse and ghost-veiled bride, Prague, vowing his fugitive eye to her and her alone.

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