Archive for September, 2016

Edward Albee, Trenchant Playwright for a Desperate Era, Dies at 88 – The New York Times

Edward Albee in 2012: “All of my plays are about people missing the boat, closing down too young, coming to the end of their lives with regret at things not done.” Credit Chester Higgins Jr. / The New York Times

Mr. Albee, the Pulitzer-winning playwright of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “Three Tall Women,” among others, charted the gap between self-delusion and truth in contemporary life.

Source: Edward Albee, Trenchant Playwright for a Desperate Era, Dies at 88 – The New York Times

Katerina Gogou: What I fear most is becoming a poet | Zeitgeist Spam

A poem by Katerina Gogou

What I fear most
is becoming “a poet”…
Locking myself in the room
gazing at the sea
and forgetting…
I fear that the stitches over my veins might heal
and, instead of having blur memories about TV news,
I take to scribbling papers and selling “my views”…
I fear that those who stepped over us might accept me
so that they can use me.
I fear that my screams might become a murmur
so that to serve putting my people to sleep.
I fear that I might learn to use meter and rhythm
and thus I will be trapped within them
longing for my verses to become popular songs.
I fear that I might buy binoculars in order to bring closer
the sabotage actions in which I won’t be participating.
I fear getting tired – an easy prey for priests and academics –
and so turn into a “poet” …
They have their ways …
They can utilize the routine in which you get used to,
they have turned us into dogs:
they see to us being ashamed for not working…
they see to us being proud for being unemployed…
That’s how it is.
Keen psychiatrists and lousy policemen
are waiting for us in the corner.
Marx…
I am afraid of him…
My mind walks past him as well…
Those bastards…they are to blame…
I cannot -fuck it- even finish this writing…
Maybe…eh?…maybe some other day…

Translated by G.Chalkiadakis (slightly modified, tho I don’t know Greek).

http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~gehalk/Gogou_transl_poem_2.html

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: What I fear most is becoming a poet

Full Speech: Bernie Sanders Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Akron, Ohio (9/17/2016) – YouTube

Trump: Never wrong, never sorry, never responsible – The Washington Post

The GOP presidential nominee is out on the trail ahead of the general election in November.

The GOP nominee, refusing to back down, just moves on.

Source: Trump: Never wrong, never sorry, never responsible – The Washington Post

Recess | MUTTS 

Source: MUTTS |

President Bill Clinton wants you to make calls for Hillary | Hillary Clinton – YouTube

Paco de Lucía Concierto Aranjuez – Adagio – YouTube

The rain of blessing – Rinko Kawauchi | Gallery 916

Rinko Kawauchi is a Japanese, Tokyo-based photographer whose work is characterized by soft focus vignettes describing the poetry of the everyday. In an interview, Kawauchi says that she prefers “listening to the small voices in our world, those which whisper,” it is that very thoughtful perspective that provokes meditation and invites her viewers to be sensitive to their surroundings so that they too can transform delicate, vibrant details of daily life into ephemeral treasures.

会期 : 2016年5月20日金曜日 – 9月25日日曜日 , 開館時間 : 平日 11:00 – 20:00 / 土日・祝日 11:00 – 18:30 , 定休 : 月曜日(祝日を除く)

Source: The rain of blessing – Rinko Kawauchi | Gallery 916

A Longhouse Birdhouse: A GREAT DAY OF READING ~

 

Alec Finlay at Langais in North Uist

Here is a link of poetry
and thought from around the world
a great day of reading for you
not to go wrong ~
Write the story of a contemporary cured of his heartbreaks solely by long contemplation of a landscape.
CamusNotebooks: 1942-1951
Justin O’Brien, Trans

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: A GREAT DAY OF READING ~

Clinton Returns to the Campaign Trail as Polls Tighten | RealClearPolitics

In a press conference afterward, Democrats blasted Trump for his decision not to release his tax information. Sen. Barbara Boxer said . . . . Trump could be hiding his true income, that he’s holding money in offshore bank accounts, or that he has business ties to countries that aren’t U.S. allies . . . .

Sen. Chris Murphy said it was becoming “increasingly plausible” that Trump was running for president to benefit his family’s financial interests, and that he could be taking foreign policy positions to help himself financially. . . . . he also hinted that it was possible Trump has never paid taxes. “It would be embarrassing to find out that Donald Trump didn’t pay any taxes,” the Connecticut Democrat said. “It would be disqualifying to find out that Donald Trump is going to make tons and tons of money by changing the U.S.-Russia relationship.”

Source: Clinton Returns to the Campaign Trail as Polls Tighten | RealClearPolitics