Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

One year later

The longer I lived in Spain,
the less photos I took.
I felt at home.
One year later
I am glad I took at least these
on "my" terrace.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Laughing Lhursday* – Deadly serious

How serious is it, really ... ?
Deadly serious

* [For first time visitors]:

Typo in the title?
It's just that I would not let a tiny T spoil an avantgardistic alliteration.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Last March...
the view ...
on the way to "my" pool.
This March my view ...
... in Seanhenge.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Today seven years ago

At 11:44 a.m. seven years ago he posted A young dancer. Hours later Shaun Downey alias Jams O'Donnell died, seven days before his 50th birthday.
I miss him.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Hölderlin Looking Outward

Looking outward
The open day is bright with pictures for everyone,

when green fields appear on the distant plain,
before the light of evening yields to twilight,
and reflections of light alleviate the noise of the day.
The inner being of the world often appears clouded
and hidden, and people's minds are full of doubts
and irritation, but splendid nature cheers up their days,
and doubt's dark questions stay distant.

Friedrich Hölderlin (20 March 1770 – 17 June 1843)


Der offne Tag ist Menschen hell mit Bildern,
Wenn sich das Grün aus ebner Ferne zeiget,
Noch eh des Abends Licht zur Dämmerung sich neiget,
Und Schimmer sanft den Klang des Tages mildern.
Oft scheint die Innerheit der Welt umwölkt, verschlossen,
Des Menschen Sinn von Zweifeln voll, verdrossen,
Die prächtige Natur erheitert seine Tage
Und ferne steht des Zweifels dunkle Frage.

24. März 1671
Mit Untertänigkeit

Friday is Skyday

Cuando sale la luna
se pierden las campanas
y aparecen las sendas
From Federico García Lorca's Canciones de luna

Thursday, March 19, 2020


Sometimes, when too lazy to cook
it's nice to let someone else do the job.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Three Irish Writers

Anthony Cronin (23 December 1927 – 27 December 2016)

Brendan Behan (9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964)

Brian O'Nolan aka Flann O-Brien etc. etc. (5 October 1911 – 1 April 1966)

Patrick Kavanagh (21 Oktober 1904 –30 November 1967)

In the Heat of March

Hot St. Patrick's Day
13:59 in the sun
14:44 in the shade

Monday, March 16, 2020

Through the Window*

Seventeen Essays about Literature
and one short story
* Always interesting to see how titles vary from country to country. Reading the German "Am Fenster" one could think the book's English title were "At the Window".
Which lets me come to think of John McGahern's "Pornographer" of which the first German edition was "Der Pornograph", but got changed in the second into "Der Liebhaber" (The Lover).
Why? The first edition did not sell. ...

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Nice view.

Palms, blue sky, blue sea

Perfect morning

Breakfast & beautiful Book
A perfect morning

Mercè Rodoreda (10 October 1908 – 13 April 1983)

Garden by the Sea

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Two odd ones out*


* Not its title, but what I thought whilst looking at this work.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Monday, March 09, 2020

Infected with hystery

Note: Meghan & Harry are not infected, yet.
Readers choice: unidimensional, almost

One could come to think these are screenshots from tabloids.

Cui bono?
Who does profit?

Anyway, those who have hoarded enough toilet paper are on the safe side.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

the story of Dafydd ap Gwilym

16 weeks after I had ordered it
for the third time
and almost given up hope,
Wednesday I could hold it in my hands.
I paid the original price.
It's werth it.

Dafydd ap Gwilym
Gwyn Thomas
(2 September 1936 – 13 April 2016)

Friday, March 06, 2020

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Fucking crawlers, trackers and spammers

With erected middle-finger to
Microsoft Azure
from Chicago / Illinois

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Monday, March 02, 2020

Tom Waits proved right

Croci ...
... soon the bluebells, too, ...
daffodils ...
... they all prove Tom Waits right.

Sunday, March 01, 2020