As a step away from my immediate doors here is a compilation post of homes with the strongest appeal, captured in the last ten years in Italy and Slovenia, my roaming grounds. Unsurprisingly, most of them are guarded by green doors. I used to do them often, such compilations, but not in a while. LetContinue reading “Thursday Doors 30/3/23 &CFFC: Things people live in”
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Happy birthday, travelling uncle!
Let’s have a look at the past year in red and green. You always need to wear this red shirt when we go to nature! First you came to pick me up in Tuscany in June and then delivered me back safely three and a half months later, when we went on our memorable daytripContinue reading “Happy birthday, travelling uncle!”
I’m still here, just less so. It’s the time of month to look back a year and re-experience my last year’s August. How are you? I miss you and your blogs. I’m still in Slovenia, waiting for the basketball Euro Championship to begin (and end) before I return to Tuscany. It is a completely differentContinue reading “August 2021”
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.”
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.”
Pic and a Word #312: Disorder
Today an erasure poem about the state of the world. If I hear disorder, there can be only one: the song from the Judgment Night soundtrack, the five minutes from which I used to get my power and explain to everybody about its three accelerating speeds. Only much later I learned that Ice-T and SlayerContinue reading “Pic and a Word #312: Disorder”
Day 30: Magic cento
Today is the day to finish things and maybe start new ones. We had another amazing April, my fifth, in the company of Maureen’s prompts and all the poets and their poems. My last poem is for you all. Prompt 30: “Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a cento. This is a poemContinue reading “Day 30: Magic cento”
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 17 & Pic and a Word #309: Dogs
I could write a poem with a line for every dog I’ve ever met… Prompt 17: “This is a fun one – it’s a prompt developed by the comic artist Lynda Barry, and it asks you to think about dogs you have known, seen, or heard about, and then use them as a springboard into whereverContinue reading “Day 17 & Pic and a Word #309: Dogs”
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.”