Author Archives: Mark Davoren

Relationships – Complement or Complete?

We’ve all grown up on the Hollywood schmaltz that is designed to indoctrinate us as to the whys and wherefores of a relationship. One good example is that famous scene from Jerry Maguire when our dashing leading man – played … Continue reading

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She Said, He Said

She said You could have anybody He said I don’t want anybody I want you   © Mark Davoren 2018

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Hokusai: Old Man Crazy To Paint

Katsuhika Hokusai’s ‘Under the Wave off Kanagawa’ – also known as ‘The Great Wave’ – is one of the most famous works of art in the world and one of the most iconic in Japanese art. Despite the obvious presence … Continue reading

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The Hunt

We heard the hounds Baying for blood But never did we see them   The call of the horn The beating of men But never did we see them   Wild-maned horses Flew with a vengeance But never did we … Continue reading

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Swan Lake

A lonely morning, Swimming in circles, Wondering where you are.   And then I see you. Lying on the grass, In all of your glory.   But you lie so still? Your head hangs, oddly. Loose yet rigid. Lifeless.   … Continue reading

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50 Not Out

Bob awoke and stretched himself out full length in the bed. What a day today was, the big one. He rose and admired himself in the full-height mirrored wardrobe that extended across one whole wall opposite the bed. Not bad … Continue reading

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Guernica

A trip to Madrid demands a visit to the Museo del Prado, the main Spanish national art museum. It features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century, based … Continue reading

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