Archive for January, 2020

‘B’ Movie (Intro, Poem, Song) – YouTube

▶ Magdalena Zurawski by POG: Poetry in Action!

Francesco Balsamo e Luc Ferrari – vengodalmare

devo starmene come una piega del foglio
così è la testa al mattino

ancora rivolta
al muro di ieri

aiutare il cielo a sillabbare l’azzurro
e il bianco

con una parola che sta
tra il berretto e la testa

con un fazzoletto
dobbiamo fare una risposta

devo starmene come un nodo a una parola


il cielo
su una candela
adesso ha
l’età di una candela
e la candela ha
un suo odore di diluvio


così ci siamo acquattati
in un angolo

senza intenzione di fare discorsi
solo la comprensione dell’abbraccio


abbiamo il mare appena fuori casa
e tutto è lontano e vicino
e siamo e non siamo sicuri,

ma pensa a tutto il mare,
basta trattenere il respiro –

sempre oggi, oggi sempre
terra terra del mai –
qui tutti insieme facciamo una brezza

da Tre bei modi di sfruttare l’aria –
Francesco Balsamo


Source: Francesco Balsamo e Luc Ferrari – vengodalmare

Night Walk – vengodalmare

~~~~~ * Night Walk for Edinburgh – Janet Cardiff e George Bures Miller ** in copertina ph. Andreas Levers

Source: Night Walk – vengodalmare

Bernie Sanders tops another poll a week before the 2020 Iowa caucus – Vox

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses the crowd during King Day at the Dome March and Rally on January 20, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina.Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Bernie Sanders’s surge in momentum can be clearly seen in his 7-point lead in a January New York Times/Siena College poll.

Source: Bernie Sanders tops another poll a week before the 2020 Iowa caucus – Vox

Klobuchar channels ‘Hamilton,’ says she wants to hear from ‘the men in the room where it happened’ in impeachment trial | TheHill

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) channeled the musical Hamilton while calling for witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial, saying she wants to hear from “the men in the room where it happened.”

Source: Klobuchar channels ‘Hamilton,’ says she wants to hear from ‘the men in the room where it happened’ in impeachment trial | TheHill

New Hampshire Union Leader endorses Klobuchar’s White House bid | TheHill

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The New Hampshire Union Leader endorsed Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) Sunday in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Klobuchar was previously endorsed by The New York Times, which chose to support both her and Warren in the race.

The newspaper, located in Manchester, N.H., pitched Klobuchar as the strongest candidate in the race, saying she does not have the “weaknesses” of her opponents.

“[President] Trump doesn’t want to face her. He is hoping for [Sen.] Bernie [Sanders (I-Vt.)], [former Vice President Joe] Biden, [former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ] Buttigieg or [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren [(D-Mass)]. Each has weaknesses, whether of age, inexperience or a far-left agenda that thrills some liberals but is ripe for exploitation in a mainstream general election,” Union Leader Editor Joe McQuaid and Publisher Brendan McQuaid wrote.


Source: New Hampshire Union Leader endorses Klobuchar’s White House bid | TheHill

Jim Lehrer’s Rules of Journalism

The long-time host of PBS NewsHour Jim Lehrer died this week at the age of 85. In this age of news as entertainment and opinion as news, Lehrer seems like one of the last of a breed of journalist who took seriously the integrity of informing the American public about important events. In a 1997 report by The Aspen Institute, Lehrer outlined the guidelines he adhered to in practicing journalism:

  1. Do nothing I cannot defend.*
  2. Do not distort, lie, slant, or hype.
  3. Do not falsify facts or make up quotes.
  4. Cover, write, and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me.*
  5. Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story.*
  6. Assume the viewer is as smart and caring and good a person as I am.*
  7. Assume the same about all people on whom I report.*
  8. Assume everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
  9. Assume personal lives are a private matter until a legitimate turn in the story mandates otherwise.*
  10. Carefully separate opinion and analysis from straight news stories and clearly label them as such.*
  11. Do not use anonymous sources or blind quotes except on rare and monumental occasions. No one should ever be allowed to attack another anonymously.*
  12. Do not broadcast profanity or the end result of violence unless it is an integral and necessary part of the story and/or crucial to understanding the story.
  13. Acknowledge that objectivity may be impossible but fairness never is.
  14. Journalists who are reckless with facts and reputations should be disciplined by their employers.
  15. My viewers have a right to know what principles guide my work and the process I use in their practice.
  16. I am not in the entertainment business.*

Source: Jim Lehrer’s Rules of Journalism

Daily Haiku: Jan. 26, 2020 | Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog


her first journey



by Kohana, Marta Chocilowska  (Poland)

First Place

16th European Quarterly Kukai, December 2016

Source: Daily Haiku: Jan. 26, 2020 | Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi) | Haiku

人のこゑ人を呼ぶこゑ山眠る  菅野孝夫

hito no koe hito o yobu koe yama nemuru

someone’s voice

a voice to call someone…

a mountain sleeps

Takao Sugano

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, March 2017  Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Fay Aoyagi, translation. Fay’s Note:  ‘yama nemuru’ (a mountain sleeps) is a winter kigo

Source: Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi) | Haiku