Saturday, December 31, 2022

Same Procedure as Every Year

If counted well the Germans today can/could watch Dinner for One (The 90th Birthday) 20 times at different times on various TV-channels, and apart from the original in various German dialects, inclusive Schwiizerdütsch (Swiss German). Very strange folks, the Germans. Well, judge for yourself. 

Tiny tip-off: Be absolutely determined not to laugh.

Dinner for One

Beers & Books CCLX – Nicolas Born

Circle of Deceit

Nicolas Born (31 December 1937 – 7 December 1979)

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Friday, December 23, 2022

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Laughing Lhursday*

Across the street from Seanhenge, a Christmas elf named Wolfram moved in at the beginning of December.

He has not yet been seen,
but he writes regularly, and often traces
of his highly varied nocturnal activities
are unmistakable.

The other day he was told in a letter
that the writer's grandfather
had cooked him a portion of rice, and ...

. . . that she, the letter writer,
hoped Wolfram would relish it.

And yes, it did taste, Wolfram wrote,
but asked for indulgence that unfortunately
he did not quite manage
to entirely eat the huge portion.

 * [For first time visitors]: Typo in the title? Nah. It's just that
I would not let a tiny T spoil an avantgardistic alliteration.


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Monday, December 19, 2022

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Beers & Books CCLV – Dafydd ap Gwilym

Clicking the label
Dafydd ap Gwilym
soon you will agree with me:
There's no bard like him.

Dafydd ap Gwilym
(c. 1315/1320 – c. 1350/1370)

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Beers & Books CCLIV – Petrarca's Love Poems

The most beautiful love poems

Francesco Petrarca (* 20. Juli 1304 in Arezzo; † 19. Juli 1374 in Arquà)

Monday, December 12, 2022

Beers & Books CCXLIX – Tanka and Haiku

Japanese Seasons
Tanka and Haiku
from thirteen

Friday, December 09, 2022

Beers & Books CCXLVI – Oliver Herford

"Crime, Wickedness, Villany, Vice,
And Sin only misery bring;
If you want to be Happy and Nice,
Be good and all that sort of thing."

Oliver Herford (2 December 1860 – 5 July 1935) 

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Laughing Lhursday*

Weekend market in Spain.
One kilogram of garlic: 3 euros.

Weekend market in my little town.
One garlic bulb: 2.30 euros.

 * [For first time visitors]: Typo in the title? Nah. It's just that
I would not let a tiny T spoil an avantgardistic alliteration.

Friday, December 02, 2022

Beers & Books CCXL – English storytellers

And no!
I'd not consider Oscar Wilde an english storyteller.