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The Battle of Culloden

Today is the 256th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden. It is an anniversary that effects me deeply. I don’t know why exactly. I don’t know if I had blood relatives that fought on either side which usually explains this tug on my heart. 44 more words

The Work

Francesca Jasmine, contd

…in a ghastly tomb,
a suction tank full of similar little bodies
like the piles of starved bodies
you see in movies about
concentration camps


Blossom of Bone

The oracle said: Summon the dead.

I’ve known for a long time it had to be done. It’s been over ten years since the palero said to me, … 985 more words

Fading Away: James Joyce and The Dead

So she had had that romance in her life: a man had died for her sake.

“The Dead” by James Joyce (which can be read for free here…

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“His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.” ~ James Joyce, The Dead