Tag Archives: Dead

Ghosts (Poems)

Mist dispersing from space to space Phantasm missing what was Traversing snow pass no footprints Last resident of castles battlements Filtering through sod and wood gazing upon his skeleton Levitating through leaf layers wrapped in blazing moonlight Forest specter ascending … Continue reading

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Village (First Person)

Journal Entry While the following is true, I still struggle to come to terms with it. Did my eyes really witness such a sight? Riding across the great plain, I realised I had misjudged the vastness of my journey. Supplies … Continue reading

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Village (Fragment)

Located deep within the great plain, it flickers on the horizon. Surrounded by scrub land and sage bushes, its outskirts are dotted with graves. Some shallow with make shift crosses, others in yards with weathered head stones. All of the … Continue reading

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Western

The streets were deserted in the dusty town. Desolate bar three men who were arguing. Epiphets were hurled, and eventually the men got on their horses and rode a short distance from the town. Getting off their horses, they formed … Continue reading

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The City of Rema

Note: this is based upon one of Italo Calvino’s Invisible cities, Eusapia (pp 96 – 97, Invisible Cities, Vintage Classics). A city by the name of Eusapia has an underground city, identical to its surface city dedicated entirely to the … Continue reading

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The City of Ikue

Ways of remembering ones dead are many and varied. The dead have been buried, cremated and immortalized in statue and monument. For the city of Ikue none of these were enough. Ikue needed a much more grand, and majestic way … Continue reading

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