Me, on a Break


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While I’m on an unofficial/unspecified break from the business of poetry, here is a picture of me on a break.

The photo was taken the day after Christmas in the home studio of Italian artist, Jean-Paul De Santi, by photographer, Rollie Ann Serrano. The night involved wine, grappa, the firing up of an antique pipe with its original “tobacco”, and a discussion on solipsism.


Mark William Jackson by Rollie Ann Serrano

Image ©2015 Rollie Ann Serrano

Fontana di Trevi, The Trevi Fountain


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The Trevi Fountain (Italian: Fontana di Trevi) is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. Standing 26.3 metres (86 ft) high and 49.15 metres (161.3 ft) wide,[1] it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including Federico Fellini‘s La Dolce Vita. – Source: Wikipedia

A Celtic Blessing


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A Celtic BlessingFrom a postcard bought in the Loch Fyne Gallery, Tarbert, Scotland just before grabbing a fried Mars bar from the Loch Fyne Fish Bar.


“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the rain fall soft upon your field. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.”

                                               ~ Celtic Blessing