Here, take a look at this book.

The truth lies within, we promise you

No, we can’t share who we are with you

We’ll take far more than we give to you

You’ll realise this once we’ve utilised you

We have two faces, we promise you

Here, take a look at this book.




This week on dVerse Poetics, our bar-keep Anthony has asked us to respond poetically to the stunning photography of Phyllis Galembo. As Anthony tells us ‘she documents mythic figures of the spirit world within the culture of masquerade in Africa’. Out of the generous selection that she has allowed Anthony to share, I chose the image above. Since we have been given free reign to respond in any way we feel, my response should not be taken as any kind of comment on the religious beliefs of the people Phyllis has chosen to photograph – it’s just how my gut responded, mainly to the masks! I think I might have trust issues….

I hope you enjoy my offering, brief as it is, and do take the time to pop over to dVerse to see what other creative juices have created! No two will be alike, I can promise you!

Delusions of Grandeur – VisDare 41

Here’s my latest offering for Anonymous Legacy‘s photo-inspired prompt, VisDare. This week’s prompt word is ‘Transfixed’. The rules are simple:

150 words – or less.

Post entry to your blog and “link in”.

(Please – no erotica or graphic violence.)

DON’T FORGET to read and comment on others’ entries!!

The photo is below, and my piece follows.  Let me know what you think, and give it a go yourself, why not?

– Delusions of Grandeur – 

“How much longer, David?”

“Sorry darling, I need to check the metering again. Have you any idea how expensive it is to develop large format film, these days? I can’t afford to get it wrong.”

“Don’t ‘darling’ me! Have you any idea how much it hurts to hold this position? Why couldn’t you go digital like everyone else?”

“Sadie, sweetheart! You look glorious! The pain will be worth it, trust me!”

“Just hurry up and get it over with.”

“You’re an absolute treasure, darli – I mean Sadie. Just one more, that’s it! Serene, enchanting – just perfect. And we’re done!”

“This isn’t for a major publication, is it?”

“Errrr -”

“It’s for your stupid blog, isn’t it? Well?”

“OK, but I’ve got another follower now. You never know -”

“Oh yes I do. Never. Again. And you’re paying for my sports massage this time. I hate you.”