Archive for November, 2018

Art Pepper Quartet 1981 – Body and Soul – YouTube


On the path to improvement, follow the jester, not the sage | Aeon Classics

Ocean. From Album of 18 Daoist Paintings by Zhang Lu (1464-1538).


The philosophy that improves you by mocking your beliefs: Alan Jay Levinovitz introduces the Zhuang Zi.

Source: On the path to improvement, follow the jester, not the sage | Aeon Classics

“Ordinary Psalm In The Anthropocene” by Julia Levine by The Southern Review/LSUP | Free Listening on SoundCloud


with thanks to dmf

antantantantant | contemporary haiku since 1994



of air


(anatomy of sky)


– Thomas Wilock

Source: antantantantant | contemporary haiku since 1994

Thomas Wiloch Haiku 1994 | antantantantant

cell’s dark




(early oracles)


Source: Thomas Wiloch Haiku 1994 | antantantantant

Naples and Hartford in Season: Aetna Insurance Company

Source: Naples and Hartford in Season: Aetna Insurance Company

Why Parmesan Cheese Is So Expensive – YouTube

Chiflidos en la neblina [Whistles in the Mist]- YouTube

3 Keys to Having Sex With the Non-Binary Person, Even When That Person is You

You don’t need to sacrifice your nonbinary identity to be sexual, because you do not need to perform gender during sex. There doesn’t have to be a male or female, dominant or submissive.

Source: 3 Keys to Having Sex With the Non-Binary Person, Even When That Person is You

otata 36 (December 2018)

Giuliana Ravaglia

aironi bianchi:
profuma il cielo di crisantemi

white herons:
the sky smells of mums


Sheila Windsor

I want to
Kiss your light

Joseph Aversano


the cornea’s
curve of
this world


Ingrid Bruck

first baby teeth
hesitant green
under snow


Eufemia Griffo

luna errante
ancora l’eco
di una canzone d’amore

wandering moon
still the echo
of a love song

luna d’inverno
la forma argentata
di un fiocco di neve

winter moon
the silvered shape
of a snowflake


Anna Maris


open quarry the wound

earth laid bare barren


so hard
under my skin

this endless pain

in what can no longer be mended

afternoon sunset
over the broken tarmac
small steps forward


Stefano d’Andrea

villaggio antico. . .
nei caruggi deserti
l’ombra del vento

ancient village. . .
through the deserted caruggi
the shadow of the wind

[caruggi: narrow alleys, typical of Ligurian small towns]


Robert Christian

Mid—November poem

The last six weeks of
the year taken up
from the start of
December (two weeks

away) by Christmas
excitement so as
the Year dies
the pace quickens

and we may no more
still to a quiet frost
or wonder at the
possibility of snow

becoming snow itself
than we may know
the thrill of summer
or time lost forever

The rejuvenation
is love’s whatever
we think or do
in silent space like the stars

appearing now and
then to be there
for us as needed
as we would be and are


Margarita Petriccione

ancora e ancora
cadono bisbigliando
foglie di quercia

again and again
they fall in a whisper oak leaves


bere acqua di sorgente
con tutta la faccia
tempo di pensionamento

drinking spring water
with your whole face —


Peter Newton


loose thoughts
gone in a gust
year’s end


Source: December, 2018 – Otata