To Terms (poem)

    To Terms   If it was forgiveness come for Or, if a jar of minutes had been stationed where a centerpiece might go And every staged remark of the conversation got its candy heart with a slogan bitcher, loser, lame-o, snob, martyr, gloater nuisance to others, at sum, unloved tossed in then the […]

The Impresario (part sixteen)

    The Impresario Part Sixteen   “The gatekeeper, then, must be sweetened with a bribe For such a one may at any time be called aside He cannot leave a fire rage or fainting lady lie So, make fair claim to’ve been about his duties… That, Pierre, is what you mean to say.” “Yes!” […]

Bride to Be (part eight)

    Bride to Be (part eight)   I dismounted This tree that marked the knoll had no known like her heart agape at the root, her wood aged white polished to gloss by the antler of the stag the bark of her burnt and lightning stripped the curious leaves we ladies pressed on cloth […]

My Blog Week: November 10 to November 16

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   The Money Vortex         We don’t really know what happens. Forbes tallies up 607 American billionaires for the year 2018, with a gain of 21 new stratum […]

Assorted Opinions: They

  Assorted Opinions They                   2020 seems a bad time for the Democrats to become the party of pronouns. History shows, of course, that they can pull it off, this snatching of defeat from the jaws of victory… And liberal forces appear to be gathering towards a […]

The Totem-Maker: Winter Alone (part fifteen)

The Totem-Maker Chapter Five Winter Alone (part fifteen)           The Prince raised me to my feet, while Jute made display of fretting. “Deliver me,” she whispered. These words among astonishing clucks, and apologies, no less, her hands straightening my clothes, patting at the wineskin, which by luck had not burst. “May […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Ghost of M. Imberger (part seven)

Frédéric Boutet The Ghost of M. Imberger (part seven)                                 “On this day, I left the house at a good hour, having a number of errands to do. At the last, I had gone up to the house of a […]

Away Like Dust (poem)

    Away Like Dust   Several announcements that the hour was at hand were backburnered, the dare administered had been not to face down a seasonal inflatable but to let the season pass with a period as advertisements give ample warning to contemplate on a sofa safety or safely…doing something… It seems unnecessary Saving […]

The Impresario (part fifteen)

The Impresario Part Fifteen   Regalus and Pierre come upon the tail of a mounted entourage Flanked by her knights of her household rides on bearers’ shoulders, a lady in a litter Footmen armed with cudgels seem to relish No less than those well-distanced from their blows The abject cringe of beggars venturing close “Oh, she […]

Bride to Be (part seven)

    Bride to Be (part seven)   If he would be there to meet me I would risk the chase My father in that fretful time keeping me guarded close Such of quandary was my trial, to love and doubt (and that I must, that he was not soft and pious, made me proud) […]