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PPAC: Botanical Garden Corsini 4.

How are you, people? I hope you’re having a hooping Sunday. To round up this series, here is more art from the botanical garden in the south of Tuscany last summer. After two poems in April, inspired by this visit, last week we started our stroll through this exhibition called ENDGAME (after Samuel Beckett’s play)Continue reading “PPAC: Botanical Garden Corsini 4.”

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PPAC: Botanical Garden Corsini 3.

Good to see Marsha back in the PPAC saddle. Here is more art from the botanical garden Corsini. After April when two art pieces from the exhibition “Endgame” inspired two poems (Boy with Deer and Hanging Tree), today I show you more artistic interventions in the Botanical Garden Corsini in Porto Ercole as viewed lastContinue reading “PPAC: Botanical Garden Corsini 3.”

Day 23 & PPAC: Hanging tree

Another poem inspired by the art in the Porto Ercole botanical garden last summer. Prompt 23: “Write a poem in the style of Kay Ryan, whose poems tend to be short and snappy – with a lot of rhyme and soundplay. They also have a deceptive simplicity about them, like proverbs or aphorisms.“ Right… IContinue reading “Day 23 & PPAC: Hanging tree”

Day 16 & PPAC: Florence

Today celebrates the daughter of two good friends. Eight years ago we were in Florence all together. I haven’t been back since. She was seven years old then and our bestia loved her immediately, and vice versa. In today’s blogging memories at the end of this post you can see what a beautiful sculpture ofContinue reading “Day 16 & PPAC: Florence”

Day Nine & PPAC: Botanical Garden Corsini 1.

This botanical garden in Porto Ercole in the south of Tuscany is full of ghosts and now art too. My poem is about that. Today we look at the pictures first and the NaPoWriMo poem will follow. Orto botanico Corsini is the botanical garden in Porto Ercole some 20 minutes from me. Last August IContinue reading “Day Nine & PPAC: Botanical Garden Corsini 1.”

Day Two & PPAC: Forma Viva 3.

Today we conclude the visit to the open-air sculpture exhibition on the Slovenian coast, and have a look at some words in my poem for Day Two. Prompt 2: “Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem based on a word featured in a tweet from Haggard Hawks, an account devoted to obscure andContinue reading “Day Two & PPAC: Forma Viva 3.”

PPAC: Forma Viva 2.

Isn’t it inviting on a hot day, this bed of stone? First of all, happy Mother’s Day, mom! In Slovenia, and in the UK too apparently, it’s today. Twenty-three years ago you got a dog as a present, actually three, straight from the trash where we found the entire litter. We gave two away afterContinue reading “PPAC: Forma Viva 2.”

PPAC: Forma Viva 1.

Today we return to a hot summer day in 2017 when I hopped around sculptures on the coast of Slovenia with parents and amore. I’m so grateful to Marsha since her public art challenge makes me revisit and curate some of my favourite days. No wonder that “curate” is her Word of the Year. ThisContinue reading “PPAC: Forma Viva 1.”

PPAC: Fanor Hernández in Rome 2.

Here is the second part of Fanor’s bronze statues as happened upon along the Appian Way in Rome six years ago. As you could see last week in part 1, this Columbian sculptor is very good at making bronze come to life. Today amore, his friend from work, our two dogs and I enter theContinue reading “PPAC: Fanor Hernández in Rome 2.”

PPAC: Fanor Hernández in Rome 1.

Today I wish to return six years back when we were strolling along the Appian Way in Rome and encountered memorable lively statues by Colombian sculptor Fanor Hernández. Amore’s friend from work lives near Via Appia Antica, one of the oldest Roman roads, and he has a (female) dog. Perfect. In 2016 he and hisContinue reading “PPAC: Fanor Hernández in Rome 1.”