Tag Archives: musings

Scattering

“In one of those stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night. And when your … Continue reading

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Profond dans ses poèmes

As introduction to the following poem, I will tell you of a gift from my dear friend Yvonne in London. For the holidays she presented me with a copy of Les Fleurs Du Mal (Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire. … Continue reading

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decay

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficent means for going backwards.” – Aldous Huxley “Technology… is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.” – … Continue reading

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You must remember this…

“Paris is always a good idea.”  – Audrey Hepburn “You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” – Mae West “No temptation can ever be … Continue reading

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Wanted: lost poem

Today I will not open with a quote or quotes. Today I offer the results of a challenge by my friend Kath Unsworth over at Minuscule Moments. Kath is a very talented artist and after reading my last post here, challenged … Continue reading

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Pavlovian practice for writers

“You fail only if you stop writing.”   – Ray Bradbury   Pavlovian practice for writers So out of practice With the practice Of daily pages It would be simpler To move the mountains Separating my village and The Mediterranean * … Continue reading

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mon voisin aime me taquiner / my neighbour likes to tease me

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn.”   –  Jane Austen   “Listen, you only tease the ones you love.”   –  John Boehner   “I have an intense dislike … Continue reading

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Mademoiselle

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”  –  Stacia Tauscher “Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.”  –  William Stafford Mademoiselle Ambre Ambre une poupée … Continue reading

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Re-post: Finding voice

This is a re-post of the first one to appear on this blog 11 December, 2011. My apologies to those who have already seen it. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means … Continue reading

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Ces mains

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”   –  Audrey Hepburn   “The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”   –  Anne Frank … Continue reading

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