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Chimney Smoke

Chimney smoke rising up into the cold air Still warm and careless as young love Expanding with the first touch of morning wind Like an Englishman’s old white powdered wig Prancing along the roof tops without cloths Caressing the ridge … Continue reading

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The love of God – By Dante

The love of God, unutterable and perfect, Flows into a pure soul… The way that light rushes into a transparent object. The more love that it finds, the more it gives itself; So that, as we become clear and open, … Continue reading

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An Ode to Orpheus

The life of Orpheus is one that we all must muse upon from time to time. Such magical stories grant us a reprieve from the world of mediocrity and enable our imaginations to soar on high. His music can be … Continue reading

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In my Secret Garden

Recently recorded a very simple yet pleasant melody on my 6 string acoustic guitar and sent it off to my friend Richard Downs; a Nicaraguan-American Violinist and Composer. In turn he spiced it up with a snazzy little tune with … Continue reading

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Let Your Aim Be True

What sights beheld through radiant light Omniscient embrace to hold us tight To reveal the archetype of beauty’s allure With familiar warmth our hearts assure This moment in time with eyes to see Yet vibrating strings stem from eternity An … Continue reading

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Lemon Gin – Last Night’s Sin

The poet spoke in an empty room His yellow tie swirled around his glass of lemon gin The cigarette smoke was thick enough to float on And the walls echoed with last night’s sin The bar an alter with every … Continue reading

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A Trail Of No Return

This poem is about entering the enchanted domain of the faeries. The title was chosen in light of the various times I’ve been tempted to follow the trails that break off from the main path during hikes through the forest. … Continue reading

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Temperance – The Essence of Beauty

Temperance is a means for health & well-being A base for the other virtues to take root & grow By providence her goal is to achieve purification To relinquish the superficial by simply letting it go Click on the image … Continue reading

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O Fortuna

O Fortuna Translated into English Adapted and narrated by Jason Youngman O Fortuna is a 13th century medieval Latin Goliardic poem which expresses displeasure about Fortuna; a grim fate that subjugates both gods and men in Greek and Roman mythology. … Continue reading

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The Scales of Justice – The Luster of Virtue

The luster of virtue excels through justice Awakened in conscience and equanimity Through the release of pretence & wrongful gain Trust in providence; the gift of anonymity Immediately above resides the eighth stanza of nine from my poem titled The … Continue reading

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