Patrick M. Ohana
Medical writer who prefers to read and write fiction and some nonfiction, though the latter may appear at times as the former. anthi-and-m.com
A Tree Story
The Australian mountain ash tree (Eucalyptus regnans), also known as swamp gum or stringy gum, lives down under most of us on the other side of the world. Oh, there are many others who live on that continent, but this story is not about any of them—sorry—it is about the mountain ash tree. One of the words in its name is surely foreboding. The fire had gone back to hell, leaving only ash, also in the form of cinders, embers, and clinker.
I was so excited to get a ticket for the football game, also known as soccer, between Liverpool, the team I had loved since I was four or six, and some other team that I frankly do not even care to remember. It may have been an Italian team since the game was in Rome, the 1976-77 European Cup. No! I googled it. It was against Borussia Mönchengladbach, a German team. No wonder I forgot them. I only remember World War Two when it comes to anything German in the 20th century, and World War One was not a ball in the park either. I remember the game as if it happened the day before, but luckily I do not remember the war, both of them, since I was not even born. Lucky me, I suppose.
G-force I beseech you to let me escape Earth Returning is no longer an option for me Every cell of my being weeps over my birth
Hey Blue, out there in the sky Getting darker, getting dire Can you see me? Hey Blue, shining in the Sun With hues of green and trees alight
Poet or Writer?
“You are truly a poet,” she said. I’m not sure that I should take it as a compliment, he replied. “It is! It is a compliment! What else could it be?”
Eléni & M Move to Athens - Part 2
This new series has its history in the form of several short stories, several poems, and a 13-part series that is linked at the bottom via Part 1 of this series. Anthi Psomiadou has graciously agreed once again to appear as a fictional character in this new series. Earth proudly wears the Parthenon as the best gem upon her zone. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Funeral of a Friend
Write your name, please! The service will commence very shortly. Nightwood Write your names, please! The service will commence very shortly.
Eléni & M Move to Athens - Part 1
This new series has its history in the form of several short stories, several poems, and a 13-part series that is linked at the bottom via Part 13. Anthi Psomiadou has graciously agreed to appear again as a fictional character in this new series. A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art. Benjamin Disraeli