Midnight Park

Velvet quiet, wise lamps, lakes like oil spills, statues that wink behind you, and the soft flutter of sleepless birds... What's there not to like about a midnight park? And then you have the occasional oddball… Such as the Frenchwoman who was talking to herself and gesticulating fiercely on lone alleys, and then turned away … Continue reading Midnight Park

Vienna Travels

The Wiener Riesenrad

Earlier this month, I had the good fortune to spend a few days in one of the world’s enchanted cities – Vienna. Palaces, museums, cafes, parks, cobbled streets, pleasant people, classic music – what does Vienna not have? Food options for a vegetarian, perhaps. Austrian cuisine may be limiting in this regard, but then in … Continue reading Vienna Travels

On Solitude, The Queen

Lynne Roberto

Like a great queen this solitude reigns over me. Every day I do her bidding In silence Or in prose Upon a cloud Or on a bed of thorns. I unpeople the world And wrap myself In a shroud of silence. My monarch leads me on Through deserts and storms Through lands where words grow … Continue reading On Solitude, The Queen