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Saturday, 28 June 2014


19th century greetings card: artist unknown


sleepy fox: TC

Here are links to the later individual post entries (after 26 June 2014), in alphabetical order:

A Dance of Light and Shadow

After the Whirlwind

A Grievous Deception (Fabricating War Out of Absolutely Nothing)
Air of Resignation

Alien Emergency
An 'Act of War'

And then the Alien turned toward Zanna
An End to Empire
A New Life

Another stunning sunset: Ilan Pappe: Israel's righteous fury and its victims in Gaza
A Transparency (The word made from broken pieces): "Nobody is asleep in Gaza"
A very strong energy drink

Back into the Ruins: What is this? Just stunned
Barry Taylor: Foreshore Findings
Barry Taylor: Listen Closely

Beneath the Great World's Notice and Lost to History
Better Together?
Borderlands: Between the Dream and the Reality
College Pigskin Preview: The New Amazing Return of A Crazy American Girl
Commitment to a Losing Cause: Simonides of Ceos: For the Spartan Dead at Thermopylae (480 B.C.)

Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore: Faced
Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore: The Brother to the Dog

Democracy DOA (working conditions)
Dennis Cowals: Before the Pipeline (Near the End of the Dreamtime)

Dr Mads Gilbert on the Palestinian will to resist: "I compare occupation with occupation"
Dwindling Domain (Nazim Hikmet: from Living)
Edward Dorn: If it should ever come

Edward Dorn: On first looking into Shakespeare's Folios just after Christmas 1998, at the New British Library

Elephant Memories
Emily Dickinson: Tell all the Truth but tell it slant
Erasing the Forgotten: Has Gaza Eluded the Historical Memory of Poetry?

Fernando Pessoa: The falling of leaves that one senses without hearing them fall
Fireworks are like anything else in life, he said

Grapefruit Moon with Murmurations

Have Mercy ((Mr. Obama, do you have a heart? A letter from Dr. Mads Gilbert, a physician working in Gaza)
Hazard Response: What Went Wrong in Happy Valley?

Heimat: A Tribute in Light: What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding
"Hello my name is..."
Hijos de un dios mejor
I am the bullets, the oranges and the memory: Mahmoud Darwish: Ahmad Al-Zatar / Fadwa Tuqan: Hamza

I Scare Myself: Marguerite Yourcenar: Exploring the Dark Brain of Piranesi's Prisons
Is not the night restless for them?

Ideology #2: With Respect
Is something broken in The Great Towns? Dougie Wallace: Shoreditch Wildlife
It Changes Everything (Perilous Sanctuary) 

I will make mine arrows drunk with blood
John Frank Keith: Oh, Yeah?
killing us while we are sleeping

Lights out in BEAU Y Town

lost souls
Mahmoud Darwish: In Jerusalem

Mahmoud Darwish: Silence for Gaza
Mahmoud Darwish: Think of Others

Mahmoud Darwish: Under Siege
Marwan Ali: Train / Ahmed Ashraf: The Iron Way
Marwan Ali: Translation

Munitions Madness: Procurement and Disposal
Naomi Shihab Nye: For Mohammed Zeid of Gaza, Age 15
No Place Like Ohm
no one knows

No one to rock the cradle (Nazim Hikmet: You must live with great seriousness, like a squirrel) 

Out of Africa: Gorilla Happiness, while there's still time
Pablo Neruda: I want to talk with the pigs
Pablo Neruda: Keeping Quiet

Palintology: Final Words
Pedestrians -- A Problem in Traffic Engineering  
Philae Lander: Fade Out / Frantz Fanon: The End of the European Game 

Philandering Moon (We Are Not a Virus)
Philip Larkin: The Beats: A Few Simple Words

Price reductions
Rainer Maria Rilke: Orpheus. Eurydike. Hermes -- she was already lost

Rebuilding the House of Stones: A Meditation Outside the Fertile Grounds Cafe
Red State Scream Preview (A Period Haunting)

Relocation (the new ABCs)
Robert Creeley: A Wicker Basket
Robinson Jeffers: De Rerum Virtute

Robinson Jeffers: Point Joe
Russell Edson: The Pilot

Seeing Multiples: Ghosts of Jönköping ("We are somewhere else")
Shadows on the Bridge

Shock (but there it is)
Simon Schuchat: Lion
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen: Eternalization (Se tanto me dói que as coisas passem)  
Sophocles: Oedipus the King: On the shore of the god of evening (The chorus prays for deliverance from the epidemic) 

Stretching It
the daily screenshot
The Forgotten

The General Comes Home: Miko Peled: "Gaza reminds us of Zionism's original sin"
The Human Abstract
The meaning of world football
"These faint pastel bands..."

The Toll: Asmaa Al-Ghoul: Never ask me about peace again
This is where the magic happens (Dark Money)

Thomas Wyatt: Stond who so list vpon the Slipper toppe / Seneca: Chorus Two: from Thyestes
Thousand Year Empire


Viral (Philip Larkin: Myxomatosis)
Welcome home, villager: A window into the minds of the occupiers ("the most moral army in the world")

When medics cry
While we were away at the circus of representation: Ten minutes and then no home -- no memory, no history
"Who you out here for?"

Why Hillary 
Wislawa Szymborska: Hatred (It almost makes you have to look away)

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