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The poem is lonely… Paul Celan / Tibor Honty

The poem holds its ground, if you will permit me yet another extreme formulation, the poem holds its ground on its own margin. In order to endure, it constantly calls and pulls itself back from an “already-no-more” into a “still-here”. This “still-here” can only mean speaking. Not language as such, but responding and – not … Continue reading

Raymond Carver: Where I’m Calling

Maybe I’m crazy, but I feel better somehow, if you want to know. I don’t to think about it anymore, either. But I’m glad we talked it over. I’ll never bring it up again, either, and that’s a promisse. She takes my drink and puts it on the table, next to the phone. She puts … Continue reading

Miroslav Tichý : “Photography is painting with light “

Tichy is truly one of the great ‘finds’ of an unknown artist who worked on the outside edges of the art world. Following the communist takeover Tichy spent some eight years in prison camps and jails for no particular reason other than he was ‘different’ and was considered subversive. Upon his release in the early … Continue reading

Savage Memories – Yehuda Amichai

I think these days of the wind in your hair, and of my years in the world which preceded your coming, and of the eternity to which I proceed before you; and I think of the bullets that did not kill me, but killed my friends— they who were better than me because they did … Continue reading

The River : Herman Hesse / Hengki Koentjoro photographer

I am only a ferryman and it is my task to take people across this river. I have taken thousands of people across and to all of them my river has been nothing but a hindrance on their journey. They have travelled for money and business, to weddings and on pilgrimages; the river has been … Continue reading

Brief Encounter (1946) Film

On a cafe at a railway station, housewife Laura Jesson meets Dr. Alec Harvey. Although they are already married, they gradually fall in love with each other. They continue to meet every Thursday on the small cafe, although they know that their love is impossible. Brief Encounter is a 1945 British film directed by David … Continue reading

Kerouac’s Last Dream: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – Reinfried Marass

Kerouac’s Last Dream is an album by american folk musician Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, released in 1981. In his liner notes, Elliott writes “”I have been asked, sometimes, why I don’t learn new songs. These are old ones and I have sung them for a long time. They are good and I think they shall always … Continue reading

Reinfried Marass chasing Mrs. Columbo driving her Peugeot 403

From the archives: The Great Escape – French Rivera 1962 Madame De Papillon: Paparazzi chasing Mrs. Columbo driving her hubby’s Peugeot 403 Cabriolet on ‘Boulevard de la Croisette’ while she was joining the Cannes Film Festival in 1962. It was the very first time Mrs. Columbo was captured on film. Crédits: Car: Peugeot 403 Convertible nicknamed … Continue reading

Rain – Jack Gilbert / Robert Doisneau

Suddenly this defeat. This rain. The blues gone gray And the browns gone gray And yellow A terrible amber. In the cold streets Your warm body. In whatever room Your warm body. among all the people Your absence The people who are always Not you. I have been easy with trees Too long. Too familiar … Continue reading

Ugetsu, Tales of a Pale and Mysterious Moon … Kenji Mitzogushi

Ugetsu or Ugetsu Monogatari is a 1953 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi and based on stories in Ueda Akinari’s book of the same name. It is a ghost story and an example of the jidaigeki (period drama) genre. Set inAzuchi–Momoyama period Japan, it stars Masayuki Mori and Machiko Kyō. It is one of Mizoguchi’s most celebrated films, regarded by critics as a masterwork of Japanese cinema and a definitive piece during Japan’s … Continue reading

Body Language : Charles Wright – Masao Yamamoto photography

The human body is not the world, and yet it is. The world contains it, and is itself contained. Just so. The distance between the two Is like the distance between the no and the yes,                                                                            abysmal distance, Nothing and everything, Just so. This morning I move my body like a spring machine Among the dormant and … Continue reading

Rwanda, 20 years after the genocide: Portraits of Reconciliation by Pieter Hugo

NSABIMANA: “I participated in destroying her house because we took the owner for dead. The houses that remained without owners — we thought it was better to destroy them in order to get firewood. Her forgiveness proved to me that she is a person with a pure heart.”   MUKARWAMBARI: “If I am not stubborn, life moves … Continue reading

TOUCH ME, remind me who I am – Stanley Kunitz / Kansuke Yamamoto

TOUCH ME – Stanley Kunitz Summer is late, my heart. Words plucked out of the air some forty years ago when I was wild with love and torn almost in two scatter like leaves this night of whistling wind and rain. It is my heart that’s late, it is my song that’s flown. Outdoors all … Continue reading

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair – Pablo Neruda

J’ai faim de tes cheveux, de ta voix, de ta bouche, sans manger je vais par les rues, et je me tais, sans le soutien du pain, et dès l’aube hors de moi je cherche dans le jour la bruit d’eau de tes pas. Je suis affamé de ton rire de cascade, et de tes … Continue reading

Paris before Haussmann by Charles Marville – Photography

Widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century, Charles Marville (French, 1813–1879) was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris and the broad boulevards and grand public structures that Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann built in their place for Emperor Napoleon III. This … Continue reading

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