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Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Messi@h Code List - Maurice Oliver

"The Messi@h Code" List

If I remember correctly, here is a list of those things missing:

-Rainwater pooled in the awning of a French bistro.

-Trees growing on only one side of the seven hills.

-A photograph of the Nile that's aged to sepia over the years.

-One intricately tended bonsais in a Koi-patterned planter.

-Charts & graphs illustrating the fault line under Jakarta.

-The massive overgrowth of a Brazilian rain-forest.

-Every bat that lays claim to Transylvania's caves.

-Nymphal snake skin of an Indian cobra after several molts.

-And that single lungful of breath that began this world.


After spending almost a decade working as a freelance photographer in Europe Maurice Oliver returned to America in 1990. Then in 1995 he made a lifelong dream reality by traveling around the world for eight months, recording his experiences in a journal instead of taking pictures. And so began his desire to be a poet. His poetry has appeared in The Potomac Journal, Circle Magazine, Bullfight Review, The MAG, Tryst3 Journal, Pebble Lake Review, Eye-Shot, The Surface, Wicked Alice, Word Riot, Taj Mahal Review(India), Stride Magazine(UK), Dandelion Magazine(Canada), Retort Magazine(Australia), & online at,,,,,, (India), & He currently lives in Portland, Oregon where he is a private tutor. His poetry blogsite can be visited at: