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“Banishment” – the plight of the poet

in Literature/Philosophies/Poetry
Poet typewriter. (Public domain photo.)
Poet typewriter. (Public domain photo.)

“It was observed during his mock trial that he was distracted though the accusations made against him demanded no response. Nevertheless, he seemed somewhat absent from the proceedings, and if his lips moved, he said nothing.”

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“Like Thomas to Mendelssohn’s Wedding March”

in Literature/Poetry
Germanophile poetry cover. Public domain photo

Leipzig elements woven into a tapestry pattern of a Germanophile literary reader – a maze of well-combined imagery.

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“How long have you been a daughter?”

in Poetry
"How long have you been a daughter?" - Poetry. Public domain photo

how long have you been a figure in the ledger of life / put a scanner to your face, read the barcode of time / thirty-three or three, according to the new chronology

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Mors certa, hora incerta: a poem

in Poetry
Mors certa hora incerta: Inscription in Latin around the clock at the "New Town Hall" in Leipzig.
Mors certa hora incerta: Inscription in Latin around the clock at the "New Town Hall" in Leipzig.

The clock is inexorable. What (random) memories do we keep?

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Luxembourg: a poetic time capsule

in Poetry/Travel

Luxembourg, 1979 – from the pen and perspective of an Australasian poet, in English & auf Deutsch.

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Cavafy: the lighthouse of Alexandria

in Poetry
Old lighthouse. (Photo: public domain)
Old lighthouse. (Photo: public domain)

If you still haven’t had the chance to encounter C.P. Cavafy during your literary adventures, maybe you will be happy to let this lighthouse of Alexandria guide you through centuries of Greek history – and timeless insights into the human condition.

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