Posts Tagged ‘ horizon ’

This Photo of Farmers Contains No Farmers

This is a photo taken in Germany in 1914 by August Sander:

 

It’s called Young Farmers and it depicts three young men on their way to a dance in rural Germany. But as John Green explains in this video, there is so much more going on with this photo.

Source: This Photo of Farmers Contains No Farmers

TOM CLARK: Under Cassiopeia | The mystery of the missing international friendship tree | Realism (There’s all of everything still)

L1200367-sokolovo2017 | Near Sokolovo villlage, Arkhangelsk region, Russia 2017: photo by Emil Gataullin, 17 February 2018

Source: TOM CLARK: Under Cassiopeia | The mystery of the missing international friendship tree | Realism (There’s all of everything still)

“Horizon Over the Sea, Horizon Over the Land” by Koichiro Yamauchi | Versoteque

Horizon Over the Sea, Horizon Over the Land

 

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Hey, poet.  You, mankind.

In this disaster, what did you see?

 

Did you see the man who lost his family, lost his home, lost his hometown, lost Japan—did you see his fist wiping away his tears?

 

Did you see the terrifying face of radiation?  The profile?

 

Did you see the man, his hometown lost, Japan lost, nestling his cheek upon the cow he’s raised, crying.

Shrinking from the once-familiar breeze and earth,

did you stare into the sandbox where no one is playing?

Did you see the walnut tree, which was cut down

because people feared an aftershock would topple it?

Can your poems recover the lost families, homes, hometowns, Japan? Can they comfort the man wiping his tears, his fist wiping them away, his hometown lost to him, Japan lost to him, the man crying and nestling his cheek on his cherished cow? Can they restore the once-familiar breeze and earth? Can they bring back the children to the sandbox?

 

(continued ) at Versoteque

 

aus unruhigen Träumen | Dec 25

The curvature of the universe is love. – Jeremy Prynne

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