Five rabbit haiku

warm night
the wild rabbits
are close

the colour
of the soil
wild rabbits

startled rabbits
brown white
brown white

in the tangle
of the landscape

the rabbits fade
into the ground


(Julian O’Dea)

The Girl in the Bubble



A verse, a poem,

its roots in eternity,

its fruit taken

daily, high, low by

groping hands,

tasting sweet hour

after hour, day

after day,

never sour.


(Julian O’Dea)

Another example of bluish whites of the eyes



I discussed what I think the science of this effect is here.

James Bond and the modest beauty queen

At the age of about 24, Marguerite LeWars played an associate of Dr No in the movie of the same name.

I have referred previously to this scene, in which she plays a “freelance photographer”. She is seen here licking the bottom of a flash bulb to improve the electrical connection:



LeWars had been Miss Jamaica. She was working at Kingston Airport when she was given the role in Dr No. She refused another role:

“She was first offered the role of Miss Taro but she was reluctant because of the sexual theme involved. She was then offered the small role of Annabel Chung.”

She married well and she writes a bit.

Here is an autograph photo of her in her role in the James Bond movie, Dr No:

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More of Liepke’s women

Some of these have more style than substance, which I once read is a definition of decadence. Still, I think they capture something about women.

Artist: Malcolm Liepke.


Beata Beatrix

Malcolm Liepke (born 1953):


Beata Beatrix by Rossetti: