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Red November: Inside the Secret U.S. - Soviet Submarine War
by W. Craig Reed

In the tradition of the bestselling Blind Manís Bluff (PublicAffairs 1998), which sold over two million copies worldwide, W. Craig Reed, a former navy diver and fast-atta..  
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The Golden Thorn of Memory
by Peter S Gardner
Friday, June 17, 2005
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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The golden thorn of memory, encased within skull,
Heightens delusions of power and grace, transcending nothing
In its emptiness of joy, and fallacies pull gently upon the grey
Jetties inserted into the long waves, generous mornings;
Water falls in gentle pretense, abandons the ocean for
A very different way of burning: cold, indelicate life, steel shining
Through mist, which links eulogy to ecstasy,
Reflections delirious without the total mind.
Rings of silver shroud the moon, which draws tide to tremulous
Dampness on sand Ė the wet film evaporates like the perfect line.
French Ultramarine and Alizarin Crimson oils rush to the
Non-geometric forms of sexual love, painted with the gestural hand.
The quick incision upon canvas smiles ironically,
Mocking the sun, and the thorn of memory pierces time
With a bladed stroke, enveloping the minor chords of white fingers.

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Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
So very powerful and interesting, this was excellent.

Reviewed by Kate Clifford
These were the lines I enjoyed most:

"French Ultramarine and Alizarin Crimson oils rush to the
Non-geometric forms of sexual love, painted with the gestural hand."
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