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You’re right, Doug.

While well away from ‘poetry’ may I just share this below...?
 
drifting from pyrotechnics to pyromania...

[I'm watching out for wildfire news in the Aus media, it being January there]

From The Age (Melbourne) online:

Yesterday, 49-year-old Tatura woman Julie Ann Thumpston was questioned over suspicious fires on Tuesday and Friday and charged with 41 offences, including intentionally causing a bushfire and criminal damage caused by fire. She was refused bail by a Shepparton magistrate.
Police allege she lit 40 fires in Tatura area over the past 12 months, all on direct routes between her and her boyfriend's houses, all between midnight and 4am.
[So! these occurred over the past 12 months, and she got away with it all that time!]
M in Seattle

On Jan 3, 2015, at 5:57 AM, Douglas Barbour <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Well, hey, much better spent on that than on, oh maybe, the poor (& undeserving)…
> 
> (As you well know, it’s not the same money, so it wouldn’t have gone there anyway).
> 
> Doug
> On Jan 1, 2015, at 9:02 AM, Max Richards <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> begin afresh…
>> 
>> At the first detonation of fireworks about 11.45pm our senior Labrador, Old Vanya,
>> climbed on our bed for comfort.His old ears too sensitive.
>> 
>> We were toing and froing - dozens of bright boats on Lake Union out that window,
>> out the other pyrotechnics centred on the Space Needle above the very Gehry music centre.
>> 
>> Herself with the camera.
>> New year’s glass of Bailey’s, dear.
>> Don’t nudge me! you nearly made me click on Delete All.
>> 
>> I understand 4 July is even more colorful by the lake,
>> where Gasworks Park at the far end from us sets light to a civic fortune.
>> 
>> Max
>> 
>> On Jan 2, 2015, at 12:06 AM, Lawrence Upton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>>> happy new ears everyone
>> 
> 
> Douglas Barbour
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> 
> Recent publications: (With Sheila E Murphy) Continuations & Continuation 2 (UofAPress).
> Recording Dates (Rubicon Press).
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> that we are only
> as we find out we are
> 
> 	Charles Olson