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Thursday, 23 March 2017

By surprise / Robert Creeley: Hello and Love / Nimrod, Jr: "Why is that man pooping on a stump?" (Gonna Chase Those Crazy Baldheads Out Of Town)

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Napier, NZ | by bobsan88

Napier, NZ: photo by bobsan88, 21 July 2016

Robert Creeley: four from Hello


Here again,
shifting days,

on the street.
The people of my life

faded,
last night's dreams,

echoes now. 
The vivid sky, blue,

sitting here in the sun --
could I let it go?

Useless question? 
Getting old?


South Westland, NZ | by bobsan88

South Westland, NZ
: photo by bobsan88, 14 November 2016
*
I want to be a dog,

when I die -- 

a dog, a dog.


 Untitled | by Md. Imam Hasan

[Dhaka]: photo by Muhammad Imam Hasan, 9 March 2017

Untitled | by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj

[Chennai]: photo by Viduthalai Mani Dharamaraj, 18 March 2017

Untitled | by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj

[Chennai]: photo by Viduthalai Mani Dharamaraj, 18 March 2017

Untitled | by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj

[Chennai]: photo by Viduthalai Mani Dharamaraj, 18 March 2017
*
Mrs. Manhire saw me
on plane in Dunedin
but was too shy to speak
in her lovely Scots accent.

We meet later,
and she notes the sounds are
not very sweet
in old Glasgow.

But my wee toughness,
likewise particularity,
nonetheless come
by blood from that city.


Moerewa, Northland | by bobsan88

Moerewa, Northland, NZ: photo by bobsan88, 6 February 2017
*
Love

Will you be dust,
reading this?

Will you be sad
when I'm gone.

Robert Creeley (1929-2005): "Here again", "I want to be a dog", "Mrs. Manhire saw me...", "Love"
[New Zealand, March 1976], from Hello (1976)

 Schoolyard | by AstridWestvang

Schoolyard [Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 16 March 2017

Schoolyard | by AstridWestvang

Schoolyard [Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 16 March 2017

Schoolyard | by AstridWestvang

Schoolyard [Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 16 March 2017
 
Robert Creeley: Love

Nothing is without place,
in mind, in physical apprehension --

or if "a dagger of the mind" is the purpose,
hold on to it for dear life, or else kill somebody.

Just when I thought I had it made, I lost it.
Just when I knew what to do, I was an old man.

You hear that bird sing in the tree, there,
you know still what a tree is?

Love is a place, not a person, love is
a weather of time, a convenience to absent sorrows.

But talk is the cheapest of all, means what it wants to,
waits up for no one, always goes home alone.

Robert Creeley (1927-2005): Love, from Places, 1990


Abandoned farm | by AstridWestvang

Abandoned farm [Brunlanes, Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 4 March 2017

Abandoned farm | by AstridWestvang

Abandoned farm [Brunlanes, Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 4 March 2017
 Abandoned farm | by AstridWestvang

Abandoned farm [Brunlanes, Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 4 March 2017

Lake | by AstridWestvang
Lake [Brunlanes, Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 12 March 2017

Lake | by AstridWestvang

Lake [Brunlanes, Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 12 March 2017

Lake | by AstridWestvang

Lake [Brunlanes, Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 12 March 2017
By surprise, dear
 

By surprise
the "first" 49
fluttered by


Lake | by AstridWestvang

Lake [Brunlanes, Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 12 March 2017

Lake | by AstridWestvang

Lake [Brunlanes, Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 12 March 2017

Lake | by AstridWestvang

Lake [Brunlanes, Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 12 March 2017

Swan | by AstridWestvang

Swan [Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 26 February 2017

Swan | by AstridWestvang

Swan [Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 26 February 2017

Swan | by AstridWestvang

Swan [Larvik]: photo by astrid westvang, 26 February 2017

The Lonely Tree | by Kiwi Tom

The lonely tree. Lake Wanaka, Otago, NZ.: photo by Tom Hall, 12 December 2015

The Lonely Tree | by Kiwi Tom

The lonely tree. Lake Wanaka, Otago, NZ.: photo by Tom Hall, 12 December 2015

The Lonely Tree | by Kiwi Tom

The lonely tree. Lake Wanaka, Otago, NZ.: photo by Tom Hall, 12 December 2015
[for Penelope Highton and Angelica Heinegg]

 
By surprise


By surprise. | by Tim_Hatton

By surprise. iphone 5. Villagio, Doha.: photo by Tim Hatton, 7 March 2013

Untitled | by Tim_Hatton

iphone 5. Instagram filter.: photo by Tim Hatton, 7 March 2013

Hong Kong, Duck | by Edas Wong

Hong Kong, Duck: photo by Edas Wong, 22 October 2016

Hong Kong, Duck | by Edas Wong

Hong Kong, Duck: photo by Edas Wong, 22 October 2016

Hong Kong, Duck | by Edas Wong

Hong Kong, Duck: photo by Edas Wong, 22 October 2016
 
Incredible Housewife | by Paul Swee

incredible Housewife. To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong.: photo by Paul Swee, 27 August 2009

Urban Synchrony | by [ | ^ ! ^ | ]

Urban Synchrony [India]: photo by Hillol Choudhury, 27 September 2016

_DSC2918 | by Pierre Wayser
 
[Paris]: photo by Pierre Wayser, 3 June 2011

Potosi, Bolivia | by Maria Plotnikova

Potosi, Bolivia: photo by Maria Plotnikova, 20 February 2011

Kotoyo, Kailua, Hawaii, Mar 2016 | by Shin Noguchi

Kotoyo, Kailua, Hawaii: photo by Shin Noguchi, 29 March 2016

Untitled | by Taras Bychko

[Untitled]: photo by Taras Bychko, sometime in 2016

Untitled | by Taras Bychko

[Untitled]: photo by Taras Bychko, sometime in 2016

Untitled | by Taras Bychko

[Untitled]: photo by Taras Bychko, sometime in 2016

Iraq Mosul

Displaced Iraqis, fleeing fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, ride on a bus to the Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, March 21, 2017.: photo by Felipe Dana/AP, 21 March 2017

Serbia Migrants

A migrant walks through an abandoned warehouse that has served as a make-shift shelter for hundreds of men trying to reach Western Europe, in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Thousands of migrants have been stranded in Serbia looking for ways to reach western Europe. Many have tried several times to cross to Hungary or Croatia.: photo by Darko Vojinovic/AP, 21 March 2017

 
A boy rides his bike past destroyed cars and houses in a neighborhood recently liberated by Iraqi security forces in Mosul, Iraq.: image via Felipe Dana @felipedana, 19 March 2017

 But Daddy, it was so cold and dark in the woodshed... and there was something soft and warm... how was I supposed to know it was Old Shep?


Donald Trump Jr. in February in Vancouver, Canada: photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images via The New York Times, 22 March 2017




Donald Trump Jr. in February in Vancouver, Canada: photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images via The New York Times, 22 March 2017

Donald Trump Jr. Criticizes London Mayor After Deadly Attack: Liam Stack, The New York Times, 22 March 2017

It has become something of an online custom in the social media age to react to tragic news stories — like Wednesday’s attack in London — with well-meaning if sometimes rote messages like “thoughts and prayers.” But that does not appear to be Donald Trump Jr.’s style.

“You have to be kidding me?!” Mr. Trump said Wednesday afternoon on Twitter, as details of the episode — which left at least five dead, including the assailant, and 40 injured — continued to unfold. The message continued, “Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan.”

Mr. Trump, the oldest son of President Trump, was calling attention to an article from September in The Independent, a British newspaper, that described Mr. Khan’s reaction to a bombing then in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

Mr. Trump mischaracterized the London mayor’s remarks. Mr. Khan did not describe terrorism as “part of living in a big city,” as if bombings and shootings were an inescapable fact of life. He said that terrorism preparedness, including providing sufficient support to the police, was “part and parcel of living in a great global city.”

“That means being vigilant, having a police force that is in touch with communities; it means the security services being ready, but it also means exchanging ideas and best practice,” Mr. Khan said in a video interview published by The Evening Standard, another British paper. (For the record, Mr. Khan did say the victims of the Chelsea bombing were in his “thoughts and prayers.”)

“Nothing is more important to me than keeping Londoners safe,” Mr. Khan added. “I want to be reassured that every single agency and individual involved in protecting our city has the resources and expertise they need to respond in the event that London is attacked.”

Mr. Trump’s tweet was not well received by Britons, who were still learning details of the attack when he weighed in. On Twitter, Wes Streeting, a member of Parliament from the Labour Party, accused Mr. Trump of capitalizing on the attack in London and called him “a disgrace.”

Ciaran Jenkins, a correspondent for Britain’s Channel 4, asked the president's son on Twitter if he thought his remarks were “helpful.”

“Did you even read the article before goading London’s Mayor during a live incident?” he wrote. He added, “Headline is based on very first sentence, which if you’d bothered to read it could apply to any major city in the world. Key word: ‘threat.’ ”

Mr. Trump declined to elaborate later on Wednesday. “I’m not going to comment on every tweet I send,” he said in an email.


Donald Trump Jr. criticized the mayor of London after Wednesday's deadly attack: image via NYT Politics @nytpolitics, 22 March 2017



"Why is that man pooping on a stump?" - my 5 yo #trumpjunior: image via Brian Padian @brian_padian, 19 March 2017 

You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan: tweet via Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldTrumpJr, 22 March 2017

9,636 replies 11,521 retweets 15,737 likes




What time do the two monsters who saw a beautiful leopard in the wild and then murdered it speak? #RNCinCLE
: image via Danny Zuker Verified account @DannyZuker, 18 July 2016


 
Okay is this a scene from BRAZIL or from the John Hurt version of 1984?: image via Jeff B/DDHQ @EsotericCD, 18 July 2016

Gonna Chase Those Crazy Baldheads Out Of Town


Wondering if the shaved head, like the healthcare resistance, aligns with a widening skepticism. As in: the emperor's new coiffure.: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 22 March 2017