Bride to Be (part one)

Posted by ractrose on 30 Sep 2019 in Art, Poems

    Bride to Be (one)   She is going to marry; she will bargain for herself A right-hand place, that of first wife, an ear beside the throne A voice of calm and counsel, bent on knitting borders She has two offers, and prefers of these, one She asks that her kinswoman carry back […]

My Blog Week: September 22 to September 28

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   The Perfect Phone Call         There are two ways to reason out plausibilities. Can a thing be done…? When asked, let’s say, about Medicare for all, the […]

Assorted Opinions: Parity (non-fiction)

Posted by ractrose on 28 Sep 2019 in Non-Fiction

  Assorted Opinions Parity                   In the novel I’m currently writing, All Bedlam Courses Past (Bedlam for short), one of the characters is a sometime actress. Being not attached to a company, she finds far fewer opportunities on the stage than her husband. He can play the […]

Neither Do You (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 27 Sep 2019 in Art, Poems

    Neither Do You   Take no recovery for granted ignorant of specifics a disinterested organ in your gut Adipose in makeup, loyal as oil in support of fatly rights hunkers deep in hospitality, coat for a winter of nuclear strength Fact-checks the assertion of classes among colonial biospheres Asseverates that independently the lardish […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: seventy-five

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (seventy-five)                       Readers, this post ends the book (!), and so next week a new Translation Thursday project begins. This time, stories from the Golden Age of mystery, by the author Frédéric Boutet.       XLVII Fear […]

Yoharie: Existence (part four)

Posted by ractrose on 25 Sep 2019 in Fiction, Novels

Yoharie Existence (part four)               Trevor’s cul-de-sac was called Tampico Way. The stub, or rectal portion, if you had it in you to chuckle at Mat Busby’s humor, was crossed by Reagan Place. The shuttle streets, Atlantis, Challenger, etc., also an Apollo and an Armstrong, and another cul-de-sac called […]

The Impresario (part eight)

Posted by ractrose on 24 Sep 2019 in Art, Poems

    The Impresario Part Eight   Tortu has done no wrong He lays his lute upon the ground and plucks A melancholic melody with his toes A lilting air flutes o’er this, as serpentine In play of arms and sway of hips The Pythoness begins her dance   He cannot bring himself to it […]

Any Random (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 23 Sep 2019 in Art, Poems

    Any Random   Bats that came with the house Obvious, it seems to you, their mouse-like Bodies dig and ratchet, gain rabid access Ogle sonically the misfit window frame Nighttime when in helpless longitude you dream Fang at you under the hairline leaving an itch Beads of foam string from your mouth and […]

My Blog Week: September 15 to September 21

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Peepers, Creepers         Justice Brett Kavanaugh returned to the spotlight this week, when the NYT published fresh info on his party-time encounters with women. I will attach […]

Adverse Possession (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 21 Sep 2019 in Art, Poems

    Adverse Possession   Dear cerebral cortex Hors de combat. When we received the news We were shocked and saddened There is not much in the literature One or two articles after long search Found describing therapies Not met with any great success If it won’t offend, or make you feel superstitious (For that’s […]