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No End to Beginnings & Endings
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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,Camila Moreno,Arcade Fire, Tom Waits , Jacques Brel
Opium Tea , Dead Can Dance, They Might Be Giants
JACQUES BREL -La Mer- 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

No End to Beginnings & Endings
by Gordon Coombes

No end of babies crying
no end of dogs scratching
at the door to be let in or out
no end of paranoid hyper-vigilant dogs
barking & howling at strangers
in the middle of the night
barking at the paper delivery boy
the milkman or postman
no end to bill collectors calling
demanding their money
no end of hearing good news & bad news
of someone falling in love
of someone falling out of love
of someone being pregnant
of someone being born
of miscarriages
of someone being ill
needing so much help
of someone a relative or a friend
a stranger dying
of marriages & divorces
of someone barely getting by
of someone landing the great job
of someone stuck in a rut
in a mind-numbing soul-destroying
dead end job
of someone graduating high-school
community college or university
of someone dropping out
having no direction
of someone stuck frozen
unable to leave to move beyond
where they are at
of someone daring taking chances
following their own dreams -


doing more than anyone expected
becoming a lawyer a social-worker
a psychotherapist a teacher a bureaucrat
running for public office & winning
becoming a respected leader
of a social movement
becoming a champion of the people
never flinching never losing hope
another becomes a cynic their idealism attacked
from all sides as they lose their innocence
another becomes a mouthpiece & apologist
for the unelected rulers of some city
or state or nation
while another sits poring over books
searching for some truth
searching for salvation
becoming a recluse
another travels around the world
also searching
as another is lost in a world of their own-

others find Christ or the Buddha
or Krishna or Mohammad
or the Bible or Qur'an or Torah
the Dharma the Karma Sutra
the Upanishads the Kabbalah
Tarot cards Nordic-Runes Astrology
Pyramid Power or the power of crystals
candle power Wicca becoming neopagans
finding faith in something or someone
of some self-appointed prophet
benevolent & wise
or deceitful & greedy & lustful
or just plain mad
hearing imaginary voices
of God or angels

while others lose all faith
in any preachings & holy teachings
or in anything or anyone at all
loving & trusting no one-

No end to disappointment
no end to regret
no end to heartache
no end to sadness
no end to loneliness
no end to melancholy blues
no end to tears
no end to sleepless nights
no end to sad faced dawns-

No end no end no end
always ending
the beginning becomes an ending
each ending wears us down
each ending gives us strength
each ending leaves us hopeless
each ending leaves us empty
each ending is a new beginning
we are at our wits end
we are on top of the world
falling in & out of love
feeding our hearts & souls
a feast awaits us
lean days await us-

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