Monthly Archives: November 2014

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My feet stride lightly upon the morning stones of the old way that I have so often traveled up through the sacred groves at Alhambra. I long for that vast world behind the jeweled gate where time flies. I wander … Continue reading

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Edgar Allen Poe-A

Sphinx The stony sphinx lies there in the wilderness. Impotent sphinx, foolish sphinx. Which riddle did the son of Oedipus solve? How blindly and miserably he must have wept At the murder of his father and the marriage night With … Continue reading

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The Sad Story of My Drying Out-F

Really, they tried their best over there to dry me out—and it was no fault of mine that it so thoroughly failed. By nature I am a temperate man and have a Rhinelander’s palate, which places more value on quality … Continue reading

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The Sad Story of My Drying Out-E

The last slice was supposed to cut the happily wagging tail completely off of me and everyone else in the country! Peace had broken out and they had to graciously let me out of the compound. Only, they would not … Continue reading

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The Sad Story of My Drying Out-D

Still later in a prisoner of war camp at Oglethorpe, Georgia, you could really get some fair stuff. There was a seaman with a long beard who knew how to make schnapps out of unripe tomatoes. Every day he ran … Continue reading

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The Sad Story of my Drying Out-C

The third slice—and this time it was an enormous one where the American morals cut me down. I was imprisoned in 1918—I had committed the terrible crime of being born into this world as a German. Not that all the … Continue reading

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The Sad Story of my Drying Out-B

The second slice— Was a year later and it was really unpleasant. I sat in the train and was traveling across the states, from New York to San Francisco. Then the black waiter suddenly came up and took my bottle … Continue reading

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