To spring, poetry and donkeys

Today, in order to celebrate a few things, a donkey and a man.

Not only did spring decide we were worthy of it once again, today is also World Poetry Day. If you are lucky, you are able to pay your coffee with a poem in certain places in Slovenia, courtesy of a shrewd sponsor (still not revealing it). My father did this last year (ADD-IT: correction, two years ago) in Piran: he wrote a haiku and got coffee.

I don’t know what this post’s worth is, a mortadella sandwich, perhaps. Anyway, here is first our first-door neighbour Luigino and then a monument to Donkey and Man in Pitigliano, accompanied by a poem celebrating this union.

I don’t know the poet (his surname translates as “Mushrooms” which I take as a good sign) nor do I understand all the words (who are “children of villains”?), but for sure it ends with the hope for a better life that today has become certainty. (ADD-IT: You can read the quick translation of the poem in the caption under the photo. The poet is hard to google. Povero dottore Funghi is no longer with us. )

Which is what I wish spring brings to all of you, the certainty of a better life.

The fact that today is also the birthday of Slavoj Žižek is, however, just a fluke. (By which I mean that he is a poet! Not a donkey!)

Photo: © signature mmm

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. maksi2016 says:

    Translation of Funghi, please

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    1. Hehe, wait for Marco to come home.

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  2. joey says:

    Nice! Now I want a mortadella sammich 😛

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  3. Nous habitons 2 planètes différentes. Joli, l’âne.

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    1. Haha, Mamie, it might be true… Merci!

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  4. Amy says:

    Love these photos! Don’t read the poem though 🙂

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    1. Hhahha, hmmm he wouldn’t be getting any coffee for it in your opinion, Amy? 😉

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  5. Vicky says:

    I think mortadella AND cheese is worthy of the post, plus a little dippette of some balsamic and olive oil for the crusts of the sandwich for a worthy donkey-gram…please share some Italian delights with said donkey !

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    1. Hahha, okay, Vicky. Thanks for the precise award wording, sound yum! I’ll give him some carrots, he loves those.

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    1. Hihi, Kara, grazie. If one is for the donkey, then he wishes you to know that I can have his. 😀

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  6. The first photo is very dramatic.

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    1. Thank you, Faraday’s Candle. A bit on the lurking side, indeed. 😀 And welcome to my blog!

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  7. Joanne Sisco says:

    A beautiful sentiment as we enter spring … the season of hope 🙂
    Great photos, MMM!

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! Yeah, I think we all need a bit of that.

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