The Impresario: an alphabet (part two)

  Part Two   In his dreaming calculations lying wakeful He recalls himself, in this bed built for a dying wife Never so alive with fear for his charges He had always paid the roustabouts To guard the wagon, warned Tortu Whose wise and solemn eyes obey To take a crown and buy them cakes To […]

The Impresario: an alphabet (part one)

  Part One   The care he had taken of her in his first fascination was a rebuke to him in later years He feared love, to feel it, a twining tendril’s prod Her trusting kindnesses make his heart go soft His mind tainted, a sympathy unnatural for property; a monstrosity can be bought for […]