Saturday 8th January 2022

The Dripping Cake

I stood at the doors of paradise
But they were firmly locked and barred
Music from another paradise
Echoed around the square
Blindly bouncing of marble eyes
A mother and child looked down
Upon this scene not moving
While a child of today
Danced around upon his father’s shoulders
The dripping cake
Changed its flavour
In this late last night for some
But the music plays on and on and on

Bish Florence 1998

Must have been something to do with Dali
And the musicians playing violins while sitting on the steps
Of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

Saint John’s Night

The young girl yawned her way across the square
She carried sweetly scented roses
They were pinched tightly in her tiny fingers
Tenderly she offered them to lovers then moved on
A girl in blue shoes danced the fandango
With a dog so red It appeared to me as
The flames where Savonarola burned
The thunder in my head was only distant
Fireworks crashing on Saint John’s night
There are young men standing with cell phones
Stuck against their deafened ears as if they
Are communicating with the Gods
They cast shadows
Where Gods carved by other Gods
Cast shadows and all this plays
Into the heated night

Bish 24th June 1998

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria A square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. It was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also called Palazzo Vecchio. It is the main point of the origin and history of the Florentine Republic and still maintains its reputation as the political focus of the city. It is the meeting place of Florentines as well as the numerous tourists, located near Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo and gateway to Uffizi Gallery.

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