The belly of an architect

31 mai 2013 § Poster un commentaire

Heures dolentes

28 mai 2013 § Poster un commentaire

Ce soir

27 mai 2013 § Poster un commentaire

(au Circolo degli Artisti, à Rome)

La peinture du dimanche #27 : William Michael Harnett

26 mai 2013 § Poster un commentaire

william Michael Harnett, Mr. Hulings’ Rack Picture (huile sur toile, 1888).

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In memoriam…

25 mai 2013 § Poster un commentaire

 

How fortunate the man with none

23 mai 2013 § Poster un commentaire

D’après un fameux poème de Bertolt Brecht : Chant de Salomon (Ballade des grands de ce monde) :

You saw sagacious Solomon
You know what came of him,
To him complexities seemed plain.
He cursed the hour that gave birth to him
And saw that everything was vain.
How great and wise was Solomon.
The world however did not wait
But soon observed what followed on.
It’s wisdom that had brought him to this state.
How fortunate the man with none.

You saw courageous Caesar next
You know what he became.
They deified him in his life
Then had him murdered just the same.
And as they raised the fatal knife
How loud he cried: you too my son!
The world however did not wait
But soon observed what followed on.
It’s courage that had brought him to that state.
How fortunate the man with none.

You heard of honest Socrates
The man who never lied:
They weren’t so grateful as you’d think
Instead the rulers fixed to have him tried
And handed him the poisoned drink.
How honest was the people’s noble son.
The world however did not wait
But soon observed what followed on.
It’s honesty that brought him to that state.
How fortunate the man with none.

Here you can see respectable folk
Keeping to God’s own laws.
So far he hasn’t taken heed.
You who sit safe and warm indoors
Help to relieve our bitter need.
How virtuously we had begun.
The world however did not wait
But soon observed what followed on.
It’s fear of god that brought us to that state.
How fortunate the man with none.

‘It’s never easy to say goodbye…

22 mai 2013 § Poster un commentaire

…To the faces
So rarely do we see another one
So close and so long…’

Où suis-je ?

Vous consultez les archives de mai, 2013 à "What you give is yours, what you retain is lost forever." (Armenian proverb).

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