The West Wind Whispered


I dreamed I was fighting for my country I dreamed of the cannon’s mighty roar A soldier boy in blue, a dream come true Defending my sweet homeland in a war I dreamed of a compound on the hillside And of a flag that fluttered in the breeze I heard myself cry as the bullets […]

Midnight Moonlight


Midnight, moonlight, lost in the black night The headless horseman is coming up the road You’re shaking, shivering, quivering in fright He might take you off to Satan’s dark abode Crouching, creeping, oppression is sweeping A grey mist encompassing everything around The sorrowful sound of a young girl weeping The manic laughter around you does […]

Witches Rock – Costa Rica


  Witches Rock – Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica. This one is for you, Gran! Lovely photograph(not this one!). Related articles White Faced Capuchin Monkey – Costa Rica (artfulhelix.wordpress.com) Costa Rica (sunshineinthelibrary.wordpress.com) Too Cute! Baby Sloths, A Documentary on Costa Rica Sloth Sanctuary (laughingsquid.com)

Does Romance Endure?


I have witnessed enduring romance, timeless tenderness, eternal passion, and yes, even unceasing lust, in my life and times. I am especially honored by my recollections of one very special elderly couple.   For several years, I worked in the home of a local elderly couple as a private nurse. I was often staying there over night.  They asked me to spend my […]

Death’s Sweet Voice


I had spluttered into life Onto a path of bitter strife From the darkness of a womb Into brightness from the gloom But life’s journey always ends Within the blackness of a tomb A lost love once made me cry I had seen my chance pass by Death’s sweet voice entrances She smiles and she […]

Bionic Cats?


I can rightfully call myself a troglodyte, a cave-dweller, as I have lived in many a cave over quite a long period of time, up in Sacromonte(= the sacred mountain) near Granada. It was, all in all, a happy stay and if it hadn’t been for that maniac Leppe, who terrorised the whole valley, I […]

Telling Gran’s Secrets


1) I know that magic is real. I’ve seen it. I am not lying. 2)I once knew a Gypsy Fortune Teller that was the real deal. She lived in the woods and took clients by night. Her floors were crooked and you had step over the waiting bodies in her living room, to”see” her in the kitchen. She […]