Bounty from a November Balcony

Bounty from a November Balcony Ye count yer blessins where ye Find em includin but not exclu- Sively (not wantin t’xclude Anything worthy) Issere bounteousness Roquette, Radis, Epinards As our old friend Jack from The Road once wisely wrote But let the mind beware, that though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are... Continue Reading →

A Tuesday five-liner

waking up this morning icy tramontana broad shouldered gale blatant enemy of trance thief of peace and sleep Photograph ©D Young. St. Paul de Fenouillet, October 2015. Cinquain ©R Young


Toussaint Yesterday in the wind a walk Up rue de la Résistance past The College Joseph Calvet A flat ground paved Circled by platanes and cedrus Where the kids assemble and Dissemble raucous in their Endless puzzlements but Not this week when Toussaint holiday frees them And calls in a crew of men Yellow jackets... Continue Reading →

Le Pouss’Café in autumn

Le Pouss’Café in autumn It’s a play on words and a catchy one The ancient family Pous and a drink In the heart of old St. Paul, Le Planiol Its platanes rooted in the source Flowing underground to the Agly Forever The traveler’s salvation The countryman’s comfort The exile’s reassurance That one center holds Still... Continue Reading →

Satie & Memphis Minnie

Satie & Memphis Minnie Enigmas appear in many sizes & places you were not looking For guises surprising you one Morning late on an autumn Balcony as if the instant Occupied a spot in time & space Tout à coup Yet with a kind of Slow heartbeat Surprise Lentement avec sentiment Satie & Memphis Minne... Continue Reading →

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