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Blackbird
Original art work by local visionary ‘black-bird ‘ artist & writer Susannah MacDonald – Oil on canvas. Reproduced here with the kind permission of the artist.

tucked in
by the hedge
a blackbird
on the green
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eyeing me
from the
empire
of his eye
eyeing me
with an
eye of night
opened
on the
day
.

morning, 1 july 2013
nelson st, howick

Copyright © 2013 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music is from the  track ‘The Gentle Rain’ by Luiz Bonfa taken from the  1984 LP by ‘Carlos Barbosa-Lima Plays The Music Of Luiz Bonfa & Cole Porter’

that smile of yours

that smile of yours

Birth of Venus
Sandro Botticelli, ‘Nascita di Venere’ (The Birth of Venus), c. 1484–1486.

you weren’t
born yesterday
there are
some years
washed out
under that
bridge
you didn’t just
step out of the
celestial garden
naked
delicious
with dew
(look now,
i’ve undressed you)
yet your smile
is newer than
the minute,
ahead
my every
leap of
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