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  • Curfew, fragments from “Honeymoon”

    Four hours to wait for the Paris train a brunette in a yellow taxi stifling in the footsteps born in Vienna. A sleepless night in that semi-somnombulist state occasionally interrupted by a shaft of sunlight under someone’s protection two men and three women tempted to say yes. Down on a bench elected to the explorers(…)

  • South Pole, fragments from “Silence in the Age of Noise” by Erling Kagge

    A source of deeper riches in the blue space between the stories in tiny movements between the stone and moss trying with myself the goldfish breathing without air wander in circles over the same ocean every time the sun rises quiet gravity nothing is lost speaking on that which remains unspeakable for one more Spring(…)

  • Among guns and dogs, fragments from “The Waves”

    Their blank melody outside in grey flannels I saw her kiss you I looked between the leaves and saw her we must form into pairs run up these stairs counting each step. I have torn off the whole of May and June and 20 days of July the week: one long day without divisions I(…)

  • With a single heart, fragments from Nikolai Gogol

    100 souls not elderly, not overly young swarming with black beetles pickles we conform ourselves to cabbage soup, do so with a single heart. Face the blue of the forest eyelids as heavy as those smeared with treacle fallen into an aristocratic wilderness “Perhaps you’d like to have you heals tickled dip them in melted(…)

  • Spiders the size of ping pong balls, fragments from K. Kilalea, OK Mr. Field

    There was water of course, also vapor and cloud formations I began to detect a second smell hidden within the first one all at once it made me want to weep the tears were like grout. Spiders the size of ping pong balls a thousand miles from nowhere apart from the odd seagull there was(…)

  • Ursula’s grudge, fragments from Women in Love (XIX)

    One was a tiny little rock she despised and detested people, loved only children and animals children she loved passionately but coldly had a profound grudge against the human being contemptuous ridicule. Night had fallen, it was dark but she forgot to be afraid among the trees a magic peace a pure loneliness. It was(…)

  • New addiction III

    – continued – Downtown by Pete Hamill Caesar’s Legion: Epic Saga of Julius Caesar and the armies of Rome by Stephen Dando-Collins Pole to Pole by Michael Palin Full Circle by Michael Palin Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Palin Peony by Pearl Buck Gimpel the Fool by I.B.Singer What I Hate: From(…)

New addiction III

– continued – Downtown by Pete Hamill Caesar’s Legion: Epic Saga of Julius Caesar and the armies of Rome by Stephen Dando-Collins Pole to Pole by Michael Palin Full Circle by Michael Palin Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Palin Peony by Pearl Buck Gimpel the Fool by I.B.Singer What I Hate: From(…)

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Loose ferrule

LOST Long time member and experienced gardener S. A. has been unable to locate her trowel which may have been left or loaned out, earlier in the season. It is a family heirloom she dearly misses. If you find/have it, she would be grateful if it could be returned. It looks similar to the one(…)

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Chelsea’s best photographer

The neighborhood is Chelsea. It’s become my home-base as well as a much-loved ‘nest’ in recent years. Chelsea’s been Ron Rutherford’s neighborhood since 1956 when his family left Miami and relocated here. When he was a boy he was particularly close to his Grandmother – a short, strict, smart Caribbean woman he refers to as(…)

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