rooftops and love songs

“It was a time i slept many rooms, called myself by many names. I wandered through the quarters of the city like alluvium wanders the river banks. I Knew every kind of joy , ascents of every hue. Mine was the twilight and the morning. Mine was world of rooftops and love songs.”

— Roman Payne, Rooftop soliloquy

Roman Payne

Roman Payne


I am sleeping

“I like the posture, but not the yoga. I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flowers but not the garden,the moment but not the dream. Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping.”

(Roman Payne)

Roman Payne

Roman Payne


Alexander the Great slept with The lliad

“They say Alexander the Great slept with The lliad’ beneath his pillow. Through I have never led an army, I am a wanderer.During the waning moon, I cradle Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ as if it were the sweet body of woman.”

– Roman Payne

Roman Payne

Roman Payne


O, Wine!

“O, Wine! The Truth-Serum So Potent That All Those Who Wish to Live Happy Lives Should Abstain From Drinking It Entirely!… Except Of Course When They Are Alone.

– Roman Payne, The Wanderess”

Roman Payne

Roman Payne


Tom Robbins

“Conservatives understand Halloween,
liberals only understand Christmas,
If you want to control a population,
don’t give it social services,
give it a scary adversary.”

-Tom Robbins (Skinny Legs and All)

Peter Ustinoz

“I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.”

– Peter Ustinov

Walt Whitman

“Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.”

– Walt Whitman (American Poet)