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Concealed identity

Pardon me for keeping silent and concealed under the circumstances of the failures and shortcomings of man resulting in such irremediable tragedies that nothing ever can refrain the gods from weeping  constantly profusely over man’s disastrous incapacity of handling his own fate and course of action, turning all of history into a cesspool of black tragedy of hopelessness, like a black hole of no escape from hell, an infinity of sorrows and a universal ocean ...
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About An Owl

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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/ / Poetry, poetry / 2 Comments on About An Owl / 171 words / /


A daft  piece I found lurking in my redundant file and gave a swift brush up. This doggerel needs, and is getting, constant editing  🙂 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sadie, in an off-white Winceyette nightie, Perched on the sofa Beside Walter – her silent partner To watch Gardeners' World on daytime TV And roll a cig from butts in the ashtray. Her hair was frantic – the way she liked it An abstract expressionist fright site. Chaotic. Elemental ...
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The greatest love story in music

Vincenzo Bellini, 1801-35, from Catania in Sicily. This is perhaps the most extreme of love stories in music. He adored her from the start, she was his only love, the sparkling Maddalena Fumaroli, of a noble family of the establishment in high society, while he was born a natural musician of an honest family of able music craftsmen, organists and pianists, conductors, singers, fiddlers, ordinary, talented and hard working musicians of no good standing in ...
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Brahms’ moving fidelity

Johannes Brahms (1833-97) was 23 years younger than Robert Schumann and 14 years younger than Clara Schumann. It was Schumann who discovered him and brought him out into the open to the musical attention of the world, and he was like a son to him and soon was like one of the family, and Clara Schumann loved him. When the crisis of her husband came, Brahms was the one to help her out through the ...
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The inevitable indispensability of love

It's final. You never are yourself enough; it is inevitable, that if you are left all by yourself, you must explode, since no one can contain himself indefinitely without love. You have to be at least two persons to make love, and without making love you can't make life, and life can not exist. So there you are. Make love, or die ...
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Channel(ing) 5

caution: incoherent reading material from absolutely fictitious channeling, what? you should ask yourself, what am I doing here reading this stuff... first part here ---> ...
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Stranded In Crewe

That hot spell wasn't here long but it was a scorcher. Not a sun lover myself but many people are so hence this poem ...
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/ / Non-Fiction / 4 Comments on Stranded In Crewe / 141 words / /

A Last Letter.

I felt the need to write this,though I know my late wife will never read this. My Darling, It is two months since you left leaving me lonely and bereft, for you there are no more earthly fears, for me,a time of sadness and tears. A wonderful dream has ended like we always knew it would, a dream full of love and tenderness, a dream of a life that was good. I remember us talking about the ...
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Not everyone can have relationships without getting hurt and violated beyond recognition. There are some who simply are too sensitive to be able to endure the friction of a close relationship, and some will easily get damaged and destroyed for life by disappointment and betrayal, violation and impalement, and although you can survive it, you will never be the same again but will have company forever by a second personality, a shadow of repressed volcanic ...
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The Genesis of Universal Madness

When primitive Man left the way, the light, and the truth, and invented religion to help mitigate the fear of death and abandonment ...
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The unknown poet

on the poet's social position in society - almost a treatise He composes seriously and has something to say, masters all the genres but is constantly refused, year in and year out, work after work of whatever kind, decade after decade by any publisher, who always only uses empty formulas to turn him down without comment, without encouragement, without acknowledgement, without any personal word or even any confirmation, that his work has been read at ...
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/ / Poetry / 3 Comments on The unknown poet / 468 words / /

The Mind-Snatcher

lurking in the links of human thinking; about Alzheimer’s ...
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/ / Poetry / 1 Comment on The Mind-Snatcher / 210 words / /


What do you have left when everything is taken from you, when you are raped and violated beyond recognition, when you are cut off from your roots by the brutality and violent barbarity of others, when there’s nothing left of your life’s work but ruins and neglect, repression and forgetfulness; when all your history is but a holocaust, and when there’s nothing left but death, as death seems cheerful in comparison with life? The odd ...
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A Plea To Sanity In Exile

Come back, all is forgiven! Your design needs further amendments! ...
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/ / Fiction / 5 Comments on A Plea To Sanity In Exile / 341 words / /

Two ways of love

Love works not just in two ways but in many ways bilaterally, as you usually are loved as much as you yourself keep burning out of love; but you are seldom loved the same way as you send and spend and feel your own love. How it works between the two of us is just a perfectly original example out of many. Your love is a careful generosity of softest kindness, warm and tender and ...
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A Whole New World

More of my early travels (for those who are interested) ...
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/ / Non-Fiction / 2 Comments on A Whole New World / 1361 words / /

Schumann’s enigmatic tragedy

Robert Schumann (1810-56), the equal and best friend of Felix Mendelssohn and Frédéric Chopin. He was the greatest lover of them all, a generous enthusiast of music, editing the leading music paper of the age and helping colleagues on the way, like Mendelssohn and Joachim, Chopin, Franz Liszt and Wagner, Berlioz and Brahms, his heart being the warmest and most tender, and with the finest wife at that, the lovely pianist-composer Clara Schumann, first his ...
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