My Blog Week: January 5 to January 11

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Precipitate         A point of convergence in two of the big stories of the week… Let’s go back to 1997, not to rehash much of the unhappy […]

Heroic Courage (poem)

    Heroic Courage   What it is is dying that, but…    if a moment comes you take them with your mouth shut, both Respectfully, no… Both torture and release No. I don’t think a hero can rescue a hero No, you’re half right, never boast, I’m saying Dying may not be requisite However, the […]

The Totem-Maker: Use for Use (part five)

The Totem-Maker Chapter Six Use for Use (part five)             I slept a first night with them in my house…slept to excess, the honey drink to blame. Sorry for my hurting arm, and for myself altogether, I’d swallowed two or three strong draughts. That day I woke not having dreamed […]

Frédéric Boutet: Memory (conclusion)

Frédéric Boutet A Few Blackmails Memory (conclusion)                             And it had come, to fall within this happiness lasting now twenty years, this name: Melchior Bostelette. For Melchior Bostelette had been one of them, in his day, that rowdy gang of the Latin […]

Yoharie: What It Takes to Fly (part two)

Yoharie What It Takes to Fly (part two)             “You just get the feeling, I mean, like it’s written in the stars or something. Like you think about Three Mile Island and you think, it’s gonna go again.” His name was Makim; he was Rae’s friend from Law Club, and […]

The Impresario (part twenty-three)

    The Impresario Part Twenty-Three   A laughing cadre of three…Pierre, the Dauphin Enter with the ease of welcome guests They, and the young man, Renald Pass in chatter the vintner’s threshold Pierre notes Tortu waits them by the hearth, alone. Forcing a smile, he says, “Renald. You must join our guild, and leave […]

You Have No Whiffle Ball (poem)

    You Have No Whiffle Ball   You have no whiffle ball You have no chew bone You have no visionary scent-life Ringing your ears with color never seen You have no mind to dream You have nothing other than your dogness Where are your toys? You’ve eaten them, and now complain That you […]

My Blog Week: December 29 to January 4

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Headlong       Imagine a group of old men, who get together at their clubs and societies—and one of the “truisms” they banter back and forth among themselves, while […]

Assorted Opinions: Plastic

Assorted Opinions Plastic             The thing you’re doing isn’t wrong. In most cases. What comes athwart environmental activism is the scorn, distrust, frustration of people who feel themselves harried over things that were always “okay in the past”. When you drink a Diet Coke and faithfully drop your bottle in […]

Aground (poem)

    Aground   Soldiers, duty dull    dull and foul made penalty by bouts of deluge it is no use to say the farmers need it we’ll all of us eat the fruits but today is different, the other asks, how then… For, don’t we? put a thousand prisoners to the sword But yet […]