The moon also, is merciless: she would drag me
Cruelly, being barren
Her radiance scathes me.  Or perhaps I 
have caught her.

--Sylvia Plath, Elm
featuring 'The New Moon' by Albert Aublet
'Fritz Zuber-Buhler is one of those itinerant dancing girls common in portions of Southern Europe still, who reclines by the roadside in the forest to doze and dream away the summer noonday.  Jules Lefebvre represents in "Salome," the daughter of Herodias, an essentially Semitic type of the antique period, with the sensuous and soulless beauty of the tigress rather than the woman, bearing the charger which is to receive the head of John the Baptist, and the sword which is to decapitate him, as indifferently as if it were a piece of fruit.'
(The new moon graced our early morning sky at 6:38 a.m. here in the LA area...
For the rest of us sleepy darlings, we can look forward to enjoying a starry moonless night...)


Posted by Leanna - Monday, February 8, 2016 - 10:33pm

I cannot get out,"
said the starling.

'Inescapable' by Andrew P Gibson
with Miss Leanna Banana


Posted by Leanna - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 4:04pm

Posted by Leanna - Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 9:42am


What use are words when you are poetry incarnate


Posted by Leanna - Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:58pm

"There were two of them, 
blissfully unaware of the other
watching the waves like
the earth was crumbling around them
but leaving them unscathed.
Specters of indifference"

'My love for you is so
that after our death
a flower will bloom 

from the empty space
our bodies'



Posted by Leanna - Monday, February 1, 2016 - 6:49am

"You are becoming aware of your secrets through hidden talents.  
An unknown aspect of yourself will be revealed to you in time.  
Something beyond your expectations;
a mysterious gift you hadn't anticipated at all."


Posted by Leanna - Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 8:29am

Posted by Leanna - Friday, January 29, 2016 - 3:33am

a window to a memory I've all but completely forgotten about.  "An example of the power of growth, which has the ability to happen anywhere."

Posted by Leanna - Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 8:34am

And when the sun rises again, it lets me know that all is right with the world"

via insomniadiary


Posted by Leanna - Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:07am

Posted by Leanna - Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 5:58am