In Streetlight Tender

Photograph by Élisabeth de Bézenac[i]


Please forgive my enthusiasm overwhelm – as it forgives those who tread upon it. How often have you paced this cage, up and down, barred jaguar? Fierce, yet in distress . . . as with the one Simone felt compelled to free[ii].

Here, at the borders of night, all borders meet, and Europe can become whole again. Here, the quiet expanding light inside the mind is reached, which transcends the grave or variations thereon, to open towards some ideal sunrise.


© Lawrence Freiesleben,

Morecambe, January 2023 – with all thanks to Élisabeth

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[ii]               Simone Simon in Cat People, (1942) see:


By Lawrence Freiesleben

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