Category Archives: Blondin

EVERYDAY LIFE (DYING NORMALLY)

Going out there is no other
coming back there is no trace.
As Eternity comes nearer… Continue reading

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WHAT SHALL I DO?

There’s a lot to be said for a balanced world stable and well-fenced-in, that plays early that prays late and industriously fills the within. This world’s a strange place to find one another with alien flesh labelled father and mother. … Continue reading

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APRIL

April was hot and dry. The red earth responded by blowing as dust in the wind. The green earth responded by smothering itself with flowers of a thousand colours. The Water Board responded by banning hosepipes and promising to charge … Continue reading

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UNFINISHED

A face half in shadow in the gallery; sudden silence among the guests, candlelit at the long table below. Girls serving sherbet in the caravanserai. Before the whirlwind in the sandstorm’s eye tears up the desert. A severed head and … Continue reading

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MAGISTER LUDI

So, who are you? Mr Teacher. Oh yes. And what do you teach? I teach people what they already know. And what’s that? That they have nothing to learn.  And how long does that take? Usually many many lifetimes. Of … Continue reading

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THE HAPPIEST OLD

The happiest old have nothing and don’t mind. The happiest young are old before their time. Few these. The others are behind their years, suffer thirteen-year-olds’ fears into their twenties, and in their forties have appetite for sins of twenty. … Continue reading

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PURITY

In the dark tabernacle, a shaft of sunlight illumines the heart and shines through a million years of dust. Clouds and clouds of swirling dust spiralling through the light which spills in a golden pool on damp, grey stone and … Continue reading

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