A Postcard for the Travellers

A little tanka, hopefully in keeping with the postcard. 航海 "Once upon a time" - is that not how it should start, mercifully far? And yet, all the adventures, all the wounds, grow cruelly near.

One for the Dreamers

On the Last Day Of the moon and sun only the myths are left; words fill the sky instead of light, and the clouds have turned the colour of well-fingered parchment. Today is the day when lies finally triumph, cardinally bound, set to trample reason. No more high seats for pragmatic action: the fire-birds have …

Hodie Mihi Cras Tibi

Finally, the skull! This grim little piece is dedicated to my friends who, I'm sure, will appreciate the joke. 🙂 As I am now, so shall you be unblessed, my failures stuck between my teeth, eyes wide and unfocused in numbness, the fires of my determination burning elsewhere, consuming me no longer, lighting my path …

Still Life No Longer

Today I decided to enlist some help, so as to make the challenge a little more exciting: I presented my significant other with a selection of postcards and I asked him to choose one for me. Negotiating his way through various skull-featuring pictures (you'll see!), he finally settled on a reproduction of the painting The Poulterer's Shop …