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My Photos:My Garden, Royal Ontario Museum, Lao Watt Temple, Sonnenberg Estate
Genesis & Evolution of A Blog/Blogger
AMAZED by Gordon Coombes
My POETRY 'As If...'
Two Poems For Charles ( Hank ) Bukowski - Here's To Charles Bukowski - & Poems For Sale
Earthbound angel #5 Sensuous Angel or the Rose Of Sharon
For Walt Whitman
PHONY PROPHETS & Visions Of THE ANCIENT SAGE
Homage to H.P. Lovecraft
MY POETRY:NIGHT OF A THOUSAND HOURS
Inside The Jumble Jar : Sharing Our Dreams & Soundings
Being a Child of Raging Fire in the Shadow of Towering Smokestacks
POEM FOR ROBERT BURNS : BLOOD FEUD
My Poetry: Two Variations on Hope And Tragedy
LAO TSU, CRIMSON LOTUS BLOSSOMS ,The Blank Slate and AS THE FOG ROLLS IN
Listen To This...No. 1 & No. 2
INNER CHILD
REQUIEM : AN EPIC FOR OUR TIME:
Dreaming Love
KADDISH VARIATIONS
Visions of the Subterranean in the Run-down Rooming-house of the Soul
Tales From Café Apollinaire: Variations on Distilled Dreams
Poetry: Dharma Bumming/ More Of The Dharma/ Buddha And The Blue Horses/Waiting in The Snow
Aphorisms & Haiku II : Stonefish & Tigerlilies
WISDOM IN A CLUBHOUSE SANDWICH
Night Visions & Barbed-Wire Encircled World
No End to Beginnings & Endings
Ah F... Art...
Inspiring Quotes Victor Hugo, Jean Paul Sartre. Edvard Munch
FILM : Zhang Yimou's " HERO " & " RAN" BY AKIRA KUROSAWA
& SERGIO LEONE & CLINT EASWOOD
Film "GLORY" (1989) & ROBERT LOWELL " FOR THE UNION DEAD "& "SKUNK HOUR"
Favorite Books and Authors
Links To Websites Literary & Art
BEAT POETRY & PROSE- JACK KEROUAC,BURROUGHS, BUKOWSKI
ART:POST-IMPRESSIONISM- Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, Seurat, Lautrec, Gustav Klimt and Henri Rousseau
ART: EXPRESSIONISM Edvard Munch, George Grosz,Marc Chagall et al
LITERATURE: FRANZ KAFKA & SURREALISM
William Blake Poet & Mystic
BAUDELAIRE & RUMI
Chief Seattle :The Web Of Being And The Ghost Dance
DADA SURREALIST MADNESS OF Andre Breton, Rene Magritte ,Yves Tanguay, MAX ERNST & MARCEL DUCHAMP
ART: Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera
FILM: FRIDA KAHLO FILM REVIEW
Art Of Goya & Michael Sowa
Guillaume Apollinaire, SURREALISM & DADA & HANS (JEAN) ARP & HUGO BALL
EXCERPTS FROM: THE BANQUET YEARS: Guillaume Apollinaire etc. By Roger Shattuck
Pablo Neruda - " I'LL Explain Some Things " & " Ode To A Book "
Federico Garcia Lorca ( 1898 -1936 ): " Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias "
MUSIC: VICTO JARA - CHILEAN / FOLK /POLITICAL
POETRY & POLITICS from Robert Burns to Robert Lowell to Ginsberg to Ty Gray EL
Poetry: W. B.Yeats, Pablo Neruda , Dylan Thomas ,
ROBERT BURNS " A MAN's A MAN FOR A' THAT " " SUCH A PARCEL OF ROGUES " & "Scots, wha hae.
ART: JOSEPH CUSINAMO VIVID SURREALISM ZAZIE
ART: SURREALISM, RENE MAGRITTE, CHAGALL,MAX ERNST & DALI
SURREALISM : COMTE LAUTREMONT: SONGS OF MALADOR
SURREALISM: ANDRE BRETON ON DADA & SURREALISM
ART & FILM ANIMATION : RYAN LARKIN
ART: DADA & WAR
MUSIC & POETRY :" ODE TO JOY " Friedrich Schiller's Poem
Films Surreal " V " For Vendetta & David Lynch, John Waters,Terry Gilliam ,Luis Bunuel,COSTAS GAVRAS
FILMs: Guilty pleasures Horror with a twist:Killer Klowns DAGON & Reanimator, Society & Brian Yuzna
Film Reviews:John Carpenter THEY LIVE Cronenberg's Videodrome- PARANOIA, CONSPIRACY,Satire
Jacques Brel ,KURT WEILL & BERTOLT BRECHT - Alabama Song, Mack The Knife Three Penny Opera etc.
MORE MUSIC: Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Dead Can Dance,Arcade Fire, Dave Mathews
JACQUES BREL - lyrics Sons of , the Middle Class, If We Only Have Love , Next, Amsterdam
MUSIC : JAZZ
MUSIC: CLASSICAL
Film: IMMORTEL (AD VITAM) SURREALISTIC FILM
Film: WIM WENDERS' "WINGS OF DESIRE"
Film Review: Pulse/ KAIRO Kiyoshi Kurosawa
"HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS" FILM REVIEW
Film: CEMETERY MAN AKA DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE
Film : INGMAR BERGMAN ON DEATH , DREAMS, & DELUSIONS
Films : Johnny Depp
Film: DRACULA THE SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE

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 Original Poetry and Photos, Plus Art, Music And Film

  "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"
Pablo Picasso

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This site contains my poetry
& the art & music which I enjoy

"Poetry & art should be as detailed
& moving as
a laundry list - no less
& no more & yet make one laugh "

-ancient sage

--Intro to Café Apollinaire--

a poem is an exploding grenade 

held in the palm of your hand 

a poem is a Molotov- cocktail

tossed into your living room 

upsetting your evening routine -

Guillaume Apollinaire- bandaged head
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wounded in WWI

 Café Apollinaire -Variations... 

Refugees of Bohemia


At the end of the night 

After leaving Café Apollinaire 

poets & artists stroll arm in arm 

along the shadowy streets of Paris 

in the twinkling yellowish glow of gas-lights 

inebriated by heady discussions 

& wine & absinthe- 

K.D. Lang Performs Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

Every night and every morn

Some to misery are born.

Every morn and every night

Some are born to sweet delight.

Some are born to sweet delight,

Some are born to endless night.

WILLIAM BLAKE

Regina Spektor - Firewood - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats

Original poetry
Musings on Poetry, Art,
Music & Films
at Left Panel

VISIONS OF EXPERIENCE
A Video I put Together
Nick Cave-O'Chidren
from the album Abattoir Blues and
The Lyre Of Orpheus


- SHE SAID -

by Gordon Coombes

don't go beyond your station

she said

as the train stopped -

after all these years

she said

finally you are silent -

read only comic books

she said

while watching television -

never rely on anyone

she said

as she walked away -

in the end we are alone

she said

as she hung up the phone -


- COFFEE & MUFFINS:


HAVE A MUFFIN SHE SAYS -

by Gordon Coombes

the cold rain pounds

against the window

and she says have a muffin -

the brown leaves are blown

to the ground

and she says have a muffin -

the darkness surrounds us

our island of light fading

and she says have a muffin -

the shadows of a thousand crows

pass over

and she says have a muffin -

the universe is winding down

as the sun goes NOVA

and she says have a muffin -

the love we had for each other is dying

just a convenient lie to get by

and she says have a muffin -

death squads patrol the city streets

the madmen have taken over

and she says have a muffin -

empires rise and fall

millions on the tv screen are dying

and she says have a muffin -

thousands roam the streets homeless

and she says have a muffin -

another friend fails in their ambition

as she strikes them off her guest list

and she says have a muffin -

take solace in your success

forget about the rest she says

as she bites into another hot buttered muffin -

a thousand mushroom clouds boiling

above the earth

and she says have a muffin -

missiles rain down upon us

and she says have a muffin -

planes crash into skyscrapers of steel & glass exploding

while she says have a muffin -

friends are rungs on the ladder to success

ditch any who stand in your way she said

and offered her guests coffee and muffins -

And no tea & sympathy from me

she added -

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Handle With Care- Traveling Wilburys

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Amazed - INTRO
by Gordon Coombes

Amazed by monks meditating
in Nepal in the Himalayas
beneath the shadow of mount Fuji
in the shadow of Cape Smokey
in the mountains of Cape Breton
hanging out over the Atlantic Ocean
as the fog rolls in
as the chilling winds of winter
blow steadily for weeks on end
& the snow drifts curve like a wave about to crash
pushing up against the walls of the Monastery -

William S. Burroughs
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Aphorisms & Haiku II:
Stonefish & Tiger-lilies
by Gordon Coombes

Free the guilty hang the innocent
Love your enemies hate your friends-

an elephant paces the floor
outside my room
knocks on the door-

Tulips sprout in the toilet bowl
paintings hang from trees
clouds drift through my head-

cars sitting idle at night
on these quiet streets
of what do they dream-

Her eyes were tiger-lilies
her face was a mirror
walking around inside her head
I discover it is a house of mirrors-

paddling through shimmering glass
canoeing across reflected blue skies
& drifting clouds-

On a sunny day there are tropical fish
swimming in the sky-

birds etched trapped in stone
dream of taking flight-

--Continued in list of poems---

I Won't Back Down -Tom Petty

Driving Nowhere
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Buddha Enlightenment Print
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Lao Tzu
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Touch Of Grey-Greatful Dead