NIGHT SITTING AT THE HERMITAGE after KRIS HEMENSLEY/ for KRIS HEMENSLEY

What is trapped in the streetlight
is a solitary figure
yet he sits with all beings
in the ten directions
there are no sudden moves
or gesticulations
other than the occasional 
twirling of a flower.

In the hermitage
we sit by day
and by night
we are aware of our breaths
but we do not count them.

Today i
went to the beach
in case there were fishermen
i did not have a lady beside me
but i had my bicycle to lean on.

Tonight i
sit quietly
there is a full moon
and a sky full of stars
i long for my bed
to sleep and to give
my dreams free reign.

i light my lantern
as they do in Antibes
and climb the stairs...
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bernard hemensley @ Goldy Hermitage
2 a.m. 31st. july 2015
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  1. Hi Bernard! Didnt immediately pick up the riff off the Night Fishing piece! Thank you for remembering & liking it over the years, a bit like Kris Coad's affection for your 'red' card... I must note your blog only practice on my F/b... If Denis Smith's reaction yday any indication people are missing seeing & communicating with you & your photography!

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    1. Yes, Hello...am gonna republish your original - NIGHT FISHING AT ANTIBES - here on this blog, if i may? CRUMBS! it's first appearance goes back to Tim Longville's GROSSETESTE REVIEW of 1972 = VOL5 No.3....And then collected in your "GAMES - An Exhibition 1970-1972" (Rigmarole of the Hours 12, 1978, Melbourne, ed. Robert Kenny.)
      Am hoping this blog will expand in nature somewhat... more interaction, more comments etc. According to the stats, I'm getting views from all over the world, so potentially....

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