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Summer’s Eve

Summer’s Eve

June brings us poetry by Neil Ellman and a short story by Donal Mahoney. Summer is around the corner. Will there be dancing in the streets? *     *     *     *     * Reading a fascinating book about Occupied Paris. Alan Riding’s And the Show Went On. About 110 pages into it. He tells the story of heroism and collaboration in France, the Resistance, the complicit Vichy government, the attempt to flee the horrors of the Third Reich. For me, World War…

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Neil Ellman: A Rose is a Phantom of a Rose

Neil Ellman: A Rose is a Phantom of a Rose

Some Roses and Their Phantoms (after the painting by Dorothea Tanning)     When roses die their petals shed like skin peeled from a snake with nothing left but the phantom-coils of yesterday’s blooms they shrivel and spool, curl into shapeless knots to live among the dead       where the ghosts of roses go to hide and be alone with thoughts of might have been springs that would never come.     – by Neil Ellman       Copyright…

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Recent Additions & Musings . . .

Recent Additions & Musings . . .

Spinozablue welcomes the fine Haiku of Virginie Colline, and the poetic works of Dan Corjescu and Neil Ellmann. __________ As long as we are alive, nothing is complete. We define this or that aspect of art, music, religion, life itself, and we kill it. In some way, small to great. Yes, poetry can lift art; art poetry. But neither can define or limit or stifle the other. There is always more. Much more. And the best critics know this. The…

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New Poetry by Neil Ellman

New Poetry by Neil Ellman

Academy (after the painting by Cy Twombly)   Scrawls on the hide of a whale almost words more than scrawls almost more than words a kind of history of victories & defeats          rough encounters          in dangerous seas          mad love                crawling syllables ampersands asterisks slashes          coherent by half          call out          wounded          its migration done it crawls to land to teach its young.    Invasion of the Night (after the painting by Roberto Matta)…

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