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Here is a proof that if you omit the verse, poetry ceases to exist. Or even better, everything is poetry already. You just need to write this way. I always find it funny when people say they don’t like poetry. What’s the matter, all that unused blank space bothering you? Yesterday I posted a poem…

To begin, begin.

A quick post to mark the date when I submitted my first anything to anything. To begin, begin. — William Wordsworth It has been on my mind for a while, to research all the millions of competitions, contests and the like, be it word or image-related. I’ve been saving links too. But I never did…

WPC: My cloud

Once there was a friendly temporary mass of vapours (my definition of a cloud). It crossed my path the other day, or I did its. It seemed to follow me around. Or I did it. We had a nice walk. lt made me pay attention to the sky more because I never knew where it…

Are you watching?

Every new day is a reason for celebration. Here are my last ten days or so with a photo for each. New days should be greeted like new lovers and babies toddling along a table looking back to make sure we’re watching. ― Darnell Lamont Walker (quotation reblogged from Circadianreflections Blog) Go ahead, day, I say….

Side by side

If I’d thought it through, I would have done it in my yesterday’s post already: a side-by-side comparison of black&white vs. original photos. Not giving up on the green that easily. Once more, with feeling, I mean colours. There are some interesting points to it. Original photos have not been touched at all, apart from…

Who took my green?

Some weeks flow by faster than others, especially if you have work to do. Work, of course, is a relative term but making and posting one black&white photo a day for the Seven Days challenge qualified. I say making instead of taking because I don’t take photos in b&w, I only make them such later…

Thursday Doors, October 26 2017

The doors today are as fresh and as local as can be. And yet I’ve never seen them before. Not all: some of them – the first four – I pass on a daily basis. But then I took the turn I normally don’t and found a church. I’ve been living here for almost five…

Miss&Fit

Yesterday I got a message on Twitter. No matter that it must have been generic and not composed with me in mind, something in me stirred. I think it was my misfit bone singing. It brought to mind the TED talk that I saw a while ago (thanks to the fellow misfit Charlotte at Zouxzoux who…

$$$$$$

Some say money is funny, others say it’s too tight to mention. Sometimes you earn, sometimes you spend, and sometimes you ripple which for me is worth the most. And so it happened that Matthias, who has kept a few blogs about the Beat Generation and Charles Bukowski, liked my windows so much that he…

Calling colours

If you look at the main page of my blog, you will notice that things have been a bit lacklustre lately. Time to call in the colours. Lest we (this is royal we, meaning I) forget: I need only to look up and it’s symphony. This is how the daily drive home from the railway…

WPC: Windowing

What’s new? Windows 10 but also twenty windows right here. As if the word got around that I’m finally getting Windows 10 this weekend… With it came a small dose of bitching – for example, they took the font of my watermark away. Why? They also considerably changed my beloved Windows Photo Gallery. I’m pretty…

WPC: Waiting pays off

It is always good to leave some room for waiting. For the sun. For the miracle. For you to come along. “I’m a patient boy,” sang Fugazi. “And I wait and I wait and I wait.” Here is a previous post with examples of waiting from my life that includes this song. Not just me, the…

Thursday Doors, September 7 2017

After Joey it’s Dan to the rescue, guest-hosting Norm’s Thursday Doors. For Dan, and all of you, a bunch of green doors. I remember posting a lovely green door once and Dan commented that he doesn’t see green colour all that well. Here are doors in different shades of greenness for him to test his…

WPC: Florentine Delta

I had a bit of a problem with the theme of this week’s photo challenge. “Delta” only brings the Nile and the Greek letter to mind. Cool IT kids like Liz surely understand (she even gave me a good example based on our last Thursday Doors joint posts: “So, the delta of your post and…

June

As long as it’s still June – have a double dose of last year’s. I can’t believe how long it took me to get a new month ready for my last year’s calendar. Here it’s June finally, 24 photos instead of 12 – trust me, you won’t even notice – and we are half way…

Overgrown

Here are some instances of plants on Italian houses. Better overgrown than overblown. These were taken in the last month on our visits to Trastevere in Rome (doors from there coming on Thursday), Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio (all these three locations done with my American friends), Porto Ercole, Sassetta, and Ansedonia (all these three done with my…