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3 HOUSE OF THE SMALL FOUNTAIN fresco
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4 EX. VILLA OF THE MYSTERIES Pompey
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5 POMPEY BY LUCIANO
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6 A SPRING, or PRIMAVERA: quasi-fresco
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7 ZEN ZERO Greenwich Park
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8 VILLA LINE ART SELECTIO
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9 VILLA LINE ART DUPLEX QUADRA
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10 VILLA LINE ART Long Day+
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FROM SWITZERLAND INTO SICILY introit
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LA RIVIERA VAUDOISE; MURREN
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ITALIAN LAKES+
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MILAN LUX IN TENEBRAE
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MILAN 2 LUX
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MILAN CASTELLO SFORZESCO
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ROME INTRODUCTORIUS
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ROME ARCUS TRIUMPHALIS
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ROME FORI PALATIUM
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ROME FUTURA IMAGO
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ROMA ABSTRACTUS SUBLIMIS
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NAPLES NAPOLI INFERNUS
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PAESTUM POSEIDONIA GRAECO-ITALY
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PAESTUM REDUX GLORIA
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SICILY or, SICILIANE X2Z
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SICIILIANE 1 INTRODUCTIO
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SICILIANE 2 SEGESTA AURORA
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SICILIANE 3 MONS ARKADIA
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SICILIANE 4 AD ERICE ET TRAPANI
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SICILIANE 5 AD AGRIGENTO CENTRALE
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SICILIANE 6 INTERIOR ENNA DIES UNUS
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SICILIANE 7 CENTRUM LENTE DIES DUO
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SICILIANE 8 VILLAS BAGHERIA
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SICILIANE 9 PALAZZO BAGHERIA VISTA
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SICILIANE 10 AD PALERMO RUINA
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SICILIANE 11 ENNA MONS PANORAMA AD ETNA
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SICILIANE 12 SIRACUSA NOTO AD DONNAFUGATA
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TEXTS ITALIAN 2005+ Rokeby Park portfolio in progress
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Wild Marble+ Palermo Lake Orta awards
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The Rising trans. as Il sorgere into Italian 2006
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Marsala Wine on Sicily a proem 2005
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END TEXT Journey from Brabantia 1996-2016
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LINOPRINTS 1967-1970 variants 2014
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Light over Dark CT 1970 restored
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Dawn Rose CT 1970 2014 2017
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INTERFACE 1a IT Cello Moon South 29 line art
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INTERFACE 1b with HG Greenwich Park 2000+
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iNTERFACE 1c with Fiona Tinted Office Sundown Eternity
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Interface 1d with Khalvati (Plant Care)
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FONS Guy Bourdin Arles 2013+homage
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INTERFACES 2 Lunch with John Wain proem+ photo the 1970s
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Interface prose poems Poland early 90s
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Interface poem with Henryk Szews 1990
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Interface prose poem Comecon 80s 90s
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Interface poems pbl. by John Rety Mitteleuropan
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Interface Francis Griffin Stokes + William Blake
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Interface Robert Lowell + Nantucket Quakar
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Interface Baudelaire with T.S. Eliot
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SZ INTERFACES 3 - LIT. CRIT.+ for TSE
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SZ INTERFACES 3 with Attilio Bertolluci
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SZ Interface with Jean-Jacques Celly
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SZ Interface with Jacques Dupin
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SZ Interface with Weldon Kees
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SZ Interface with Mimi Khalvati
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SZ Interface with Lynne Wycherley
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SZ Monog. Interface with A.C. Jacobs
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SZT Interface with Magma+ Parallel Light
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EARLY OP ART Op art constructivist CT late 1960s
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DESKTOP 2017+
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www.sundialzen.com
ex. www.zenspacia.co.uk
2005+site foundation

photo-poetry exploration
in slow film format+ line art
and hyper text+ meta text

   Agnus Dei
(unus poema)

Walled sundial time is slower
than heartbeat clock time -

unum apricus post meridiem
sed mihi tristis tristis tristis!

Tempus fugit. Carpe alienus 
diem a tune in rapt sunlight

for tristis Soror Jane

The Tabula

Near a sunlit Venus, rasa
a tablet flaunts a tabula

Dune

A swallow flew though a zero
and on, to the nadir of none

For Socrates

You said: the life unexamined
is not worth living, for a death

The Crossing  (after Koko)

Cold moon, the last river ferry
smoky, bats wheeling; a cry

Sundial

Time is etched on a sundial
and slowly to concentration

Late Summer

Sun on the marsh valerian
I become a lotus flower

Albion Morte-Fou

Zombie dead rigging the brain dead
and no wonder metaphysic

Graeco-Roman

The spirit of Palladio
was Graeco, not potent Roman



     SUNDIAL
     EVOCATIONS

Camp Maybot
 
overarching concentration 
in the camp of the Maybot
with zombies on the prowl
and thought in a straitjacket

in a land nearly Ottoman
and terrified of all open
discussion and free thinking
and censorship the rule
but with nearly all drinking

so, pace Lord Byron in exile
driven to love in Switzerland
and brandy. The Ottoman
died of multiple ossification


Danse Macabre

Are the two leaders vying to declare
a state of emergency from chaos
and, thereby, heightened powers
bordering on the dictatorial
to cope with a growing hysteria
the grim leaders have created
to justify any means to an end chair?


Tabulae

To teach people
how to walk, talk
and use a knife
and polite fork
at the table

in civil war,
the animal
kingdom being
more elegant
than the feral


Vinegar Vignette

No elbows on the table
or sloping arms, bronzed marching


Combatant

White-plated rhodium
she loved the odium
living in The Fourth Reich.
I said, no: The Fifth Reich 

and the half-track as large
by the flagged podium
to a smart pounding band


Brexit Fixit Quatrain

The populus voted for Brexit.
Every remainer must resign
yet, we with Rome will re-align
in a concordat for Mixit


The Combed Spun Plumage

will be as fine as that of a pheasant
sunning on the Dome of The Trinity
and, below, the ashen peasant kneeling


Norway

The arch torturer-in-chief
may not be given an inch
in a departure for hell,
the long boat full of her kit
with a bowl for castration,
her accomplice rubbed in sand

who drank the blood of semen
for breakfast, planning an ache
and the gurgling of all men
to crop an opposition
to scream on an empty beach
until the orange sun dies

her inferno frustration
and never a rare summer


Lyric

Her golden hair
a blonde breeze

(sunlit temple)
her lips, a peach

a rivulet
eating the beach

in Sicily:
blood oranges

tongue sinewy
lemon olives



At Selinunte

remembering the carnage
of the Punic Wars, grappling
and red dismembering
to the fate of Carthage, I saw

the march of the elephants
and the death of monuments



The Blooded Sheet

Cherry picking, a fruit too far
in the grove of the marauder
protecting the family honour
a villa balcony in sheeted view


Couch Cavorting

Dido and Aeneas;
Tony and The Sopranos
her bare arm out of bounds


Dystopia

A land of every move guided
with passion a warp of the past
and love a utopia gone,
all mayflower blossom poisoned
by a constant fear of arrest
a young girl quivering for more
as cowgirl or missionary
on the way to an ecstasy
fearful of a state camera
watching for an illegal move
and love over a boundary,
her making out of their control
in the zombie dystopia
with a text for every action


Loony Tunes Quatrain

The land of a deadhead Albion
finally needs education
in the cultures of Europa
and Latin English from Roma


Ancien Regime Duty Call

The inner war SOE core
invented during WWII
with a chamber in Kensington
has a categorical moral
Kantian imperative
to picture, and to relieve us
from horror by the terror state...
Where, the radical intellectual?
and a beamed intellegentia.
They have fled to North America
carrying their banned opinion.
Portraits of those operatives
caught, tortured by the Gestapo
ascend the wall up a stairway


Inauguration Day 2053 
after Robert Lowell

Horseman, interred in the statue!
and carbonised. The Republic
summons to screens warm 
underground (written on the hoof)
on the inauguration day
for a later President Ike.
Snow is falling like fatal ash
and the hunger games are over
in many a wired province.
The disfigured barbed off to caves
prefigured a genetic kink
disorder, and a quarantine
for those still able to ration
night from day and love in the stars.

'Cyclonic zero of the Word'
though our God came but in a cloud


Stockbroker Ditty

Sell in May
then go away
to a beach in the South of France
and come back
on St. Leger's day

in the train from Haslemere
with no pert nymph


The Quadriga

For the bridles charging ost
sky widening above the chariot
to an epic proportion

blitzed blue in a Preussen mania
despite the cornflower


Deep South Fan

Bourbon in the back porch
afloat on jagged rocks
and camomile on the lawn
calico a veranda
and it is a long way
whistling to New Orleans

The soldiers had to march
to a drumming, drumming
the birds in flocks


Umbra, Carpe Diem

The golden evening sunlight
failing on dry tatty leaves
and scaly trunk, given a glow
is from an Ode by Horace
lamenting a passing, a dawn
of golden-stone maybe the last
every morning before battle


In Schlesien or, Silesia

A curvy figurine, her firm breasts
scorched in a spring of rapine

and pillage, sashays blackened
by a mown carriage drive verge

and now, a summer grandeur lawn
open with two banded deck chairs

ready as if for a tea in England
pulls you into a novel by V. Woolf

yet, here you are away in Silesia
and in a late afternoon laurel shade

they pass and bark, like ravenous
dogs and there can be amnesia

in a sunlit Poland and Germany.
Where is lithe cartwheeling Sashen?

Was she born in Austria-Hungary?
A terrible beauty and flaking roses


The Roaring Twenties
after Anthony Hecht

Once, the dread Prohibition.
Now, the great Inhibition:
too frightened to linger moonlit
in the garden, her for the kiss
bravura after touching
or in the supermarket
stroking her down the aisle
her tight jean cloth inviting
as, turning, her wider smile
for rapture leading to bliss


Ypres Wipers

The futility of war?..
The enemy at the gate
firing for a channel port


Cobra Alert

The ardour core of Albion,
bitten, not up to function
war buttons winking on red


The Menin Gate

They trumpet for eternity
at eight every evening
the coffered vault echoing


De Stock at Messines

Major mining engineer
Stokes inspected three craters
after blowing the fort ridge


The English Patient

We, every British artist
demand freedom for Harvey


At Duino Castle Trieste

At the war's end, my father
became aide-de-camp to General
Airey at Duino Castle
where Rilke had walked the parapet
and they both studied Tito.
In Military Intelligence,
examining a villa
my father fell in love with a girl
in hiding in a basement.
They had an affair in Italy


My Father, Dick

His parents dead, their mansion
'Thornthwaite' in Shanghai far gone
to hoodlums playing billiards
in Regie's favourite room
and his 'spy' sister Nancy
dead after playing tennis
in the war near the Lido
in Brook Cottage, cause of death
unknown, my father, rather
alone had but sister Kit
living in partitioning 
India, until forced home
to dividends in Hampshire
with Digby, who left her
for a Sharon in Basildon
and a boat pram in the hall


The Kangaroo Courts

Evidence given behind
a screen is no evidence
with a verdict invalid
and many profiteering


Article 50

This may well be suspended
the writer of unsound mind
or a dank conspirator
wanting a darkness later
or nihilist saboteur
hoping to bring it all down
their life being all over
to a bunker underground
without uttering a sound.
Where is the bagpipe music?


Papyrus Scroll Delivery

The read poem is horizontal
but deep text online is vertical
though either at a slight angle.
Catullus is a wall of Latin;
for Horace, the chariot roadway


EU President Macron

wants to reinvent Franconia
incorporating Lotharingia
by way of remembering Verdun
and for reparation from Preussen
though Napoleon did invade them


The Jealous Reich

From Rome to London to New Delhi
which is why Berlin hated us so


Invasion Lyric

The winter jasmine and forsythia
in the winter garden tramped under


The Albion Catastrophe

The lying political class brain dead
for a drear people largely unread
rarely wanting to get out of bed
and the starving many go unfed
a multitude paralysed with dread
to the sound of dark wings overhead
leaving rats to the unexpected


Mansion Report

Admiring the weather with Lady
Bingham, the red-eyed scavengers off
her tennis court, sunny with scudding
cumuli, a clothed statue blowing
a pan pipe or horn, we went indoors
to hear a secret harpsichord keyed
for the few in an ochre-dun room
by bare Bach, a Louis Marchand


Brandenburg Jingle Jangle

Her harpsichord was of a batch
once pleasuring the King of Prussia
in 1769, over time
with a unique plectrum sonority.
He much wanted to conquer Saxony

after Silesia, his Bavaria, for which
Prussia had to win a third war
and defeat the whirl of Vienna


The Nazi Newspaper

The Daily Mail editor
ought to have years in prison
for a slander on Johnson.
He has a runt readership
most in need of high kultur.
Do you remember Goebbels?
Frankly, your women appal
and need the nineteen fifties


The Sunday Express 1930s

He had a centre page column
on many a Sunday morning
merrily posted from Berlin


In July 1866

Prussia, armed with a faster loading
rifle at The Battle of Koniggratz
beat Austria and Saxony
in one day. Forty thousand died
despite the Austrian cavalry.
Prussia won control of Germania

a torch passed from Vienna to Berlin
deciding the fate of Europa. Did
they laugh in the clubs of London?
They were worrying about India


Club Talk

There may be another pork Mutiny
and a further Lucknow. We may
need to order troops with Calcutta
in a tremendous hurry. We need
                            
a submarine telegraph cable route
Bombay-Aden-Suez for the 1870
British-Indian Cable on to Malta
and then to Gibraltar for Cornwall
beneath the hazardous Bay of Biscay


The Radetzky March

To be a cavalry officer
mounting, the only smart way of life


In July 1870

The Viceroy of India, being at Simla
for the summer linked by telegraph
with the President of the USA
a message taking but forty minutes.

Lord Mayo engaged with his wife
in Piccadilly London in nine minutes
from the Himalayas in our hot Raj
after a laying of the submarine cable

making it easier to guide Singapore
and one day, Australia, New Zealand


Lektion Fur Lande

They are for elocution,
deportment, German gym
for many have to thin down;
the proles and the trolls can hymn

in The Church of Hallelujah
fearing a fine for Dada.
Watching Strictly Come Dancing
can earn a briar flogging.

In our Germany, Ovid
is to be read in English.


Stroking The White Linen

She moved into him, stroking
on to the oceanic
and he went sailing her sea


War Footing

You turn down the media
and concentrate and listen
to the silence. All bets ur
with disinformation sent

byte packing to Switzerland
for decrypting over lunch.
In a teak hall a gloved hand
to alarm those in a hunch


Question for MI5

The enemy within, without:
who, the most to worry about?


The Battle of Cullodon

I thought: Scotland, our Silesia
sniffing the daphne odora


Coda: Albion Year Zero

With a nation gone feral
and failure in big pharma
we need an Adenauer
for a CDU, rival

to those for 'a police state'
grinding their teeth all the night
as if for a Gestapo
to call and bang a blow-blow


The Most Terrifying

Are these the new Brownshirts?
They are half digital
yet, loping, half feral
loving Zombie heaven
but with less dignity


The Text Editor

He lived in North-Rhine Westphalia
young, his father a British Officer
of The British Army of the Rhine
in a cavalry regiment observing

the lancer at the ready, their job
to harry the Soviet wagon-trains
after airborne invasion in WWIII
bound for Antwerp and Rotterdam

the capture of a factory intact

CDU Education Policy 1

The return of the ruler, cane
and horsewhip for classroom control
as a preparatory school


The New Zealand Tragic Paradox

'God cannot have a son' Allah
said; and massacre in Christchurch


The Empty Quarter

Saudi Arabia can fund
an enclave for the heretic
a hall for the Virgin Mary
in a statue by Botticelli

before floating their Aramco
at last upon the Shanghai Bund
to pay for migrants from Europe
wanting the stricter the better


CDU Migrant Policy

Germany, too good at gassing
can bi-zone The Empty Quarter
with immaculate housing


CDU Citizenship Oath Proem

Windsor and our Westminster
with Rome stand over Mecca.
Sign on the dotted line, or go

unless you request the pagan
variant with sunny Stonehenge
but have no fear. Chartered liners

voyage from Southampton Water
for thirsty Saudi once a month
decried the eager civil servant


Casus Belli for Barnier

Albion is guilty of the torture
of a Catholic, and multiple breaches
of The European Human Rights Act
The Break with Rome a catastrophe
propelled by the Virgin Queen

The Serjeant-at-Arms can arrest her
for contempt of Parliament


The Law of St. Dominic's

Albion is still a Province of Rome
(Shakespeare, a closet Catholic)


Faux House

They, are not representing
Christian core Albion
and lack legitimacy
fearing every November

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at the bottom of the mine
in Maine New England
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cf. www.zenstructures.co.uk 
 
                                 
Christopher Truman and sundial zen


His work has principally be seen as creating Zen narratives, loci or aids for meditation, a metaphysical 'storyboard' even. Finding a zen at Selinunte, Cathay can venn the neo-Platonic. In a group of prints, he mediates certain motifs in Vermeer; with another, creates a parallel parallel world to explore. A virtual infinity is quested.


Christopher Truman
started his groups of prints with experimental Image Text arrays. The work now lives much in counterpoint to his poetry, reflective of many journeys
 
                                       















               

 
        




   
 

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