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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

One Rickshaw


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File:Terrace field yunnan china denoised.jpg

Terraced rice fields, Yunnan Province, China: photo by Jialiang Gao, 2003




One rickshaw may hide another, just as
one terraced rice field may
hide another. So gentle and friendly
and for that matter so old, the banked rows slanting
and tilting along the hillsides in lovely
sinuous patterns, with ponds between,
just as one imagines it was long ago.





http://banksy.co.uk/indoors/images/rickshaw2.jpg

Rickshaw 2: Bansky, 2010

6 comments:

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE said...

Tom,

Nice -- Johnny just typed your name, and here we are tilting along the hillsides . . .


1.19

pink cloud in pale blue sky above black
plane of ridge, red-tailed hawk calling
in foreground, sound of wave in channel

white circle of almost full
moon, cloud beside it

black branch, boy on yellow
quilt, frogs sounding

cloudless blue sky reflected in channel,
whiteness of gull flapping toward point

curtisroberts said...

That Banksy image is SO disturbing.

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE said...

Tom,

Still tilting, planet turning, wind in branches at window, and what a great photo by Jialiang Gao_. . . .





1.20

orange cloud on horizon above blackness
of trees, branches scratching at window
in foreground, sound of wave in channel

white circle of moon rising,
black plane of ridge

next to pine branch, yellow
quilt on son, Johnny

silver of sunlight reflected in channel,
white cloud in pale blue sky on horizon

TC said...

Steve,

That's a beauty.


Curtis,

Well, I guess mounting the rice fields of paradise above such an image is almost... sacrilegious?

(Of course, disturbance is Banksy's basic M.O.)

Robb said...

Tom,

I admire anyone who can get away with the word "lovely" and you do. This is a lovely piece and makes me feel better every time I read it.

I showed a short piece of mine to a friend and it wasn't about some horrible thing and he called me a bad name that did not rhyme with caltures. Why is that?

Here's more Banksy for you.

Cheers,
Robb

TC said...

"Those people they've got nothing in their souls... tonight the streets are ours."

Almost. And/or if only... for the fumes, if nothing else.

Robb, thanks for the wicked link. Banksy is the masked man of Modern Art. The Lone Ranger didn't need a hood and a voice scrambler, though. Things were so much simpler then. And a wall speaks so much more eloquently than a silver bullet.

There was/is a bit of classic Banksy here.