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In Bruges: red brick and windmills

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In Bruges: red brick and windmills


The kids, their teacher, sprouts and dandelions
the aquarellist and a wet bicycle.
Sit on the worm bench as bytes on the mainframe
wiped pastel of a bright warmth with shades of red


as I look down I find more than wanted
for god sake, it’s the age throbbing you see  
and frailty, thy name is woman drifts in
been mine for too long in nobis chesterland


slender cobbled gothics and proud romanesques
the decorum of acolytes and bishop
blesses youthful virginity using gods 
eleventh finger prodding at my tongue

        Florence, Bruges and Ghent

old cities of Europe 
contrast with gadgets
life and hearts
break fast

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  1. Date: 11/10/2010 9:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Jan. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/25/2010 1:40:00 AM
    I'm honored. Yes, I'm a painter. Thank you for your kind comments.

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 10:21:00 PM
    Jan, Congratulations! On having your poem featured this week. A poem well deserved, keep the fascinating poetry coming" Nathan D.

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:28:00 AM
    Jan, CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful poem being featured this week. Enjoyed the selection of all the poetry on the front page. Have yourself a nice and wonderful day,..p.d.

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 7:51:00 AM
    Some nice painting here...whimsicals....Are you an artist? Congrats on the selection. Dave

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 11:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoup Jan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 1:53:00 PM
    nice to the write sounds like a classic, while enjoying the morning fresh air,..p..d