Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Eyes walk

Autumn colours

on the golf course
in the wood
on its skirts
and everywhere
my eyes were walking.

 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

Beers & Books XXIII

The Grammar of Fantasy
The art of imagining stories


Gianni Roderi (23 October 1920 - 14 April 1980)

Beers & Books XXII

Monsieur Nicolas;
Or, The Human Heart Unveiled:
The Intimate Memoirs of Restif de la Bretonne


Rétif de la Bretonne (23 October 1734 – 3 February 1806)

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Beers & Books XX

 

King Goshawk and the Birds
 
Eimar O'Duffy
(29 September 1893 – 21 March 1935)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Beers & Books XIX

The Collector of Worlds

Alfred Wainwright (17 January 1907 – 20 January 1991)

Ilija Trojanow * 23 August 1965

Richard Francis Burton (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890)

Monday, October 19, 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Beers & Books XVII

 

Good stuff, both the books and the beer.

George Mackay Brown (17 October 1921 – 13 April 1996)

Beers & Books XVI

Los santos inocentes

Miguel Delibes (17 October 1920 – 12 March 2010)

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Getting autumnal

Everything harvested
but the kale and lots of physalis.


Flowers start withering,

and trees changing their colours.

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Beers & Books XV

American Whisky

 Andrzej Szczypiorski (3 February 1928 – 16 May 2000)

Monday, October 12, 2020

Today 528 years ago

The first American who discovered Columbus
made a terrible discovery.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799)

Mo(o)nday

21:59

 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Beers & Books XIV

Störtebeker beers are good,
the book is worth a translation.


 Dörte Hansen * 1964

Klaus Störtebeker
(1360 – 1401)

Störtebeker Braumanufaktur

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Friday, October 09, 2020

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Beers & Books XII

When published in 1978,
according to the Donegal Democrat
the book was "a shocking libel
on the people of Donegal".


Patrick McGinley *1937

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Chimneys

For a moment
ephemerality
came to my mind.


 

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Pride of Creation

Around the world, hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children with mental health conditions have been shackled, chained or locked in confined spaces, at least once in their lives.

Many are held in overcrowded, filthy rooms, sheds, cages, or animal shelters and are forced to eat, sleep, urinate, and defecate in the same tiny area.
 Break the Chains!


Monday, October 05, 2020

Beers & Books XII

“Man is not
an omnipotent master of the universe,
allowed to do with impunity
whatever he thinks,
or whatever suits him at the moment.
The world we live in is made
of an immensely complex and mysterious tissue
about which we know very little
and which we must treat with utmost humility.”

Václav Havel (5 October 1936 – 18 December 2011)

Beers & Books XI

Although it is most unlikely they do exist,
to all those who happen to not being
in possession of the master's complete œvre:
Saddle your ponies, folks, and hurry up.
The friendly, most well-educated
and -sorted bookseller just round the corner
will be happy to fill the gaps of your education
and in your bookshelf.


Flann O'Brien (5 October 1911 – 1 April 1966)

Sunday, October 04, 2020

Friday, October 02, 2020

Friday is Skyday

Autumn on the fields
and in the air.


 

Thursday, October 01, 2020