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Fazenda

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The disembodied scream of a peacock, floating
on the night air, disturbed his sleep. Half
waking, the qualities of dream returned him amongst
the thatch and whitewashed walls, the gentility
of gilded chairs and resplendent sofas. Continue reading

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Bahia

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A town held bosomed in lush forest, its white faced convents and porticoed colonnades led naturally into columned trees, whose canopied leaves Continue reading

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Setting Out

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Light easterly, long wished for as a flock of sailors settle in the rigging, white as spreading sails. Tremulous anticipation and elation as the capstan turns and Beagle shanties out of Plymouth, lurching with sickening motion. Continue reading

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Taking The Waters

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He lies corpse blue in cold
spring water, not yet dawn when towelled
in the dark, hissing teeth chatter
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