FRANCE IS CALLING, ATTENDS!

Packing boxes… Separating substance From superficial, Measuring All that matters In the memory Against All that clutters In the closet, And France is calling… Attends! Packing boxes… Selling superfluous And saving sentiments, Tittering At trousers Thought to be trendy And fretting At photos Of faces forgotten, And France is calling… Attends! Packing boxes… Putting pressure […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 4, PARIS

Prose, Scene in Europe, Scene 4, Paris, L’ombre dans l’Eau / Voyages Extraodinaires The Arts et Metiers metro station in Paris was deserted and glowed like the inside of Jules Verne’s Nautilus with its mock porthole windows, copper clad walls and giant cogs peering down from the roof. Winter winds rushed through the tunnels before […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 3, FLORENCE

Prose, Scene in Europe, Scene 3: Famished in Firenze Florence bustled in the early evening light as true Italians took to the streets in their finery, partaking in their nocturnal parade of pride and prowess. It was still early for aperitivo’s but the hunt was already on for the best place in town to sit, […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 2, VENICE

Prose, Scene in Europe, Scene 2, L’Ora Blu- The Hour of Blue All was cloaked in sombre shades of azure as dusk gently fell. Henry, 21 and fair haired, wandered through the shadowy slender streets of the ancient city that awoke within him so much of his, as yet, unspent youth and energy. He was […]

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IRELAND, THE EMERALD AND I

Reposting for #PoetryDayIRL Remembering home from afar… And so again I found myself, Of a morning, that morning, On a winding road, once more, Meandering like a stream, Before it opened up to unveil A vast expanse of stillness Where brook and lake entwined, Rugged roads wandered into wilder woods And the light, that sat […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 1, PRAGUE

Prose, Scene in Europe, Scene 1, Prague; Crumbled, Cracked and Magnificent. A married couple are standing in line outside Prague’s Neo-Gothic St. Vitus’ Cathedral. It’s an old, cracked, crumbled, reinvented, restored and altogether magnificent building standing in the very heart of what was once Bohemia. In their early 70’s, the husband, Marty to most, in […]

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Coming tomorrow… Scene in Europe

Coming tomorrow to  Deuxiemepeau, The first instalment of my series of Prose Vignettes entitled ‘Scene in Europe’ The comments, comedy and commotions of a married couple and a single man making their way through Europe on vacation… Scene 1: Prague; Crumbled, Cracked and Magnificent All photographs and artwork by Damien B. Donnelly

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