Bedlam Ship Graveyard

  Bedlam Ship Graveyard A woman dressed in summer sits above the sandy strip of beach, where rusting ships lie stranded, sinking slowly in the sand. A mischievous breeze rests from playing tag with graveyard flags and gusts inside the pastel folds of her floating and snapping cotton dress. The breeze is only a prelude […]

Night Tempest over Peñiscola Castle

Night Tempest over Peñiscola Castle Thunder bolt gods converged above the port to shoot the roaring cannons of midnight ire, their dragon steeds, twisting to spit white fire of mid-flight lightning, showering the fort. Only the battlements enjoyed the storm and sent exhilarating shivers down its lightning rod and spine to flicker around the dungeon […]

The Hound

The Hound Much later they would say the vision that came was night in all her splendor, dragging down the heavens in a star filled cloak, with one – the order star – slipping away, in time to raise the sky from gargoyle’s pointed snout.   * The gargoyle protects the cathedral in Madrid from […]

On the Church Wall Seat

On the Church Wall Seat Like aging geese that tuck their heads under their wings, the dried out pair prop canes beneath their arms and sit. The village hustle and bustle sweeps around the silent church, like tides around a self-reflecting isle. At siesta time the sea recedes and leaves the dozing boyhood friends more […]

Torero of Triana

Torero of Triana The women, striking in their sevillana dresses, gaze down at him with their amorous hearts, and from behind vibrant hand fans, they caress the cape of his courage with the suspense in their admiring eyes. And the men, dark and swarthy, their handsome faces as if struck from the granite of Sierra […]