Eyes open – eyes closed – flash fiction

We lost it up there. We lost it while climbing a rock and suddenly seeing the horizon. What others fought for, across ages and ages of bloody and sturdy pushing, what others tried to conquer at the price of silence and secrecy, we lost it in the blink of an eye. We looked at each … Continue reading

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Wednesday pondering – on spring cleaning

This one will be a brief text, generated by a discussion I just had with a couple of friends about the soon to be here Easter holiday. They were telling me how people prepare for the up-coming days, cleaning their places and preparing all sort of food and so on, and then I remembered the … Continue reading

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Wednesday pondering – on paths

Several days ago, being away from home, I happened to pass by some mountains that looked absolutely stunning, and I found myself thinking “these are so beautiful, I hope one day I’ll have the chance to know their beauty from a closer distance”. Then I remembered how, years ago, something similar happened. I was with … Continue reading

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Wednesday pondering – on gardening tools

I was doing some spring gardening a few days ago, and at some point I saw my mother-in-law (who was visiting at the time) grabbing the scissors in order to remove some withered branches from a bush, and I heard her murmuring “that’s it, you waste the roots for nothing anyway”. I knew why she … Continue reading

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black 14 – sonnet

how does death come to one who claims its hand? how does the wing of Thanatos caress the hearts of those who ardently demand its swift and loyal service? i confess my deep desire to peek amidst the veils that hide the darkest lover of them all, the true unspoken ending of all tales – … Continue reading

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Solo-Chess – available to read :)

Today I turned 35. Which is a nice age, from many points of view. And I decided to celebrate my birthday in a particular manner, marking it with a special event. Therefore, starting today, my novel “Solo-Chess” can be read for free either as a blogo-book on http://solochess.wordpress.com or you can download the pdf version … Continue reading

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ode to quill – sonnet

i pity you, my quill, my faithful squire. i pity you, for tailoring the garbs of all my thoughts, caressing, crisp, your barbs, and for the winter setting you afire. i pity your exquisite imperfection too eager to pursue the tender shade of dreams that come to light and dreams that fade, and pin it … Continue reading

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Wednesday pondering – on seas and bicycles and whiskey

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” These words belong to Rabindranath Tagore, and they came to my mind while I was actually looking at an over-water bridge that is currently being consolidated in the area where I live. I looked at the bridge this early morning, seeing it … Continue reading

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Unletter for Nichita

I’m angry that I have not met you personally. I’m angry, for I wish I had been, just once, a witness to that living moment in which you were breaking pieces of poetry from your heart and shared them to those around you, without saying, out of too much modesty, “take it, this is my … Continue reading

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pins and needles in god’s tongue

[…] you say “surreal”… there’s no such thing as “surreal” – things beyond the reach of the numb limbs of our conscience need not the blessing of our knowledge to exist but figure this: words do not need us to survive – and when we pluck them randomly from god’s tongue we barely cream their … Continue reading

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