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Monday, 26 March 2018

Joseph Ceravolo: Cross Fire | Safety First (Leave everything, for an uncertain future)

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This image summarises what happened in #EasternGhouta #Erbin - March 25 2018: image via Mouneb Taim @mouneb_abo_taim, 25 March 2018



 Leave everything, for an uncertain future. #Eastern Ghouta: image via Benedict @benedicte36120, 24 March 2018

  
Leave everything, for an uncertain future. #Eastern Ghouta: image via Benedict @benedicte36120, 24 March 2018


 Leave everything, for an uncertain future. #Eastern Ghouta: image via Benedict @benedicte36120, 24 March 2018



Imagine those who bombed you and your loved ones for years and killed your friends and family will sit armed in your bus, when you are deported 200 kilometres from your home on a never-return trip ... #humiliation #PutinAtWar #EastGhouta: image via Julian pcke @JulianRoepcke, 3:14 AM 26 March 2018 



Imagine those who bombed you and your loved ones for years and killed your friends and family will sit armed in your bus, when you are deported 200 kilometres from your home on a never-return trip ... #humiliation #PutinAtWar #EastGhouta: image via Julian pcke @JulianRoepcke, 3:14 AM 26 March 2018 
 

@FedericaMog URGENT FROM DOUMA All is Not Over!! for Civilians in East #Ghouta. The #Assad Regime and #Russia are still launching a Savage Artillery Assault on #Douma By Early Morning 10+shells Many Casualties 10+Dead. #SaveDouma #SaveTheRestOfDoumaPeople @eu_eeas @EUatUN: image via Joanna Wren @1962Wren, 2:58 AM 26 March 2018


Today, mass evacuation of people of Arbin town in Eastern Ghouta started. Thousands of civilians have been forced to displace. An area of 400K population has been demographically changed. This is absolutely a war crime that reminds us of Nazi crimes against Jews last century.: image via Mazen Hassoun @HassounMazen, 24 March 2018


Today, mass evacuation of people of Arbin town in Eastern Ghouta started. Thousands of civilians have been forced to displace. An area of 400K population has been demographically changed. This is absolutely a war crime that reminds us of Nazi crimes against Jews last century.: image via Mazen Hassoun @HassounMazen, 24 March 2018


Today, mass evacuation of people of Arbin town in Eastern Ghouta started. Thousands of civilians have been forced to displace. An area of 400K population has been demographically changed. This is absolutely a war crime that reminds us of Nazi crimes against Jews last century.: image via Mazen Hassoun @HassounMazen, 24 March 2018



Today, mass evacuation of people of Arbin town in Eastern Ghouta started. Thousands of civilians have been forced to displace. An area of 400K population has been demographically changed. This is absolutely a war crime that reminds us of Nazi crimes against Jews last century.: image via Mazen Hassoun @HassounMazen, 24 March 2018 


KafrBatna today. Just watch the buildings... Its not a victory. This flag is full of blood, nobody will forget what happened in #EasternGhouta. It's not a liberation..#EasternGhouta: image via Benedict @benedicte36120, 24 March 2018

 

Photos of the first batch of wounded and sick [evacuated] from #EasternGhouta to the north. @Dmcpress_en 24/03: image via Benedict @benedicte36120, 24 March 2018

 

Photos of the first batch of wounded and sick [evacuated] from #EasternGhouta to the north. @Dmcpress_en 24/03: image via Benedict @benedicte36120, 24 March 2018


Photos of the first batch of wounded and sick [evacuated] from #EasternGhouta to the north. @Dmcpress_en 24/03: image via Benedict @benedicte36120, 24 March 2018
  
 

 Photos of the first batch of wounded and sick [evacuated] from #EasternGhouta to the north. @Dmcpress_en 24/03: image via Benedict @benedicte36120, 24 March 2018

 
 
 

Via @NourAdam0 We did everything we could to Let the world hear us. But you have heard us and have done nothing to save us. But today we will be silent, perhaps our silence will be greater than our blood, [with] which we filled with your screens.: image via Benedict @benedicte36120, 24 March 2018


Wind storm uprooted dozens of IDPs tents in North #Idlib, especially the camps of the newly forcibly displaced families from #Harasta  town, Eastern Damascus countryside, causing considerable material damage. #Syria Mar 24: image via AEJ @anteebah_alSham, 24 March 2018



The atmosphere of the city now is layered with thick dust: image via Mohab_Nasser @Mohab_Nassser2, 24 March 2018

 

 Dirty liars from @mod_russia first claim "3,084 militants with families left" which actually are around 800 armed men and 2,200 unarmed civilians and then write "4,979 militants have left", now fully concealing almost 80% of them are women, children and older men. #PutinAtWar: image via Julian pcke @JulianRoepcke, 24 March 2018

 

 Dirty liars from @mod_russia first claim "3,084 militants with families left" which actually are around 800 armed men and 2,200 unarmed civilians and then write "4,979 militants have left", now fully concealing almost 80% of them are women, children and older men. #PutinAtWar: image via Julian pcke @JulianRoepcke, 24 March 2018



#In_2018 nearly HALF A MILLION Syrians became @Refugees due to forced displacement From #Idlib and #Hama: 212.000 by #AssadPutin From #Aleppo (#Afrin): 167.000 by #Turkey and #OliveBranch From #RifDimashq (#EastGhouta): 110.000 (and rising) by #AssadPutinAnd it's only March.: image via Julian pcke @JulianRoepcke, 24 March 2018
 
 



871 civilians were killed, including 179 children in eastern ghouta [in] one month after the adoption of security council resolution 2401 to cease hostilities...: image via Mouneb Taim @mouneb_abo_taim, 11:48 AM 25 March 2018



#Syria #Damascus #EasternGhouta: image via Mouneb Taim @mouneb_abo_taim,  24 March 2018

IMG_9466 | by irozet


IMG_9466 | by irozet

 IMG_9466: image via IRO ZET, 31 May 2017
Joseph Ceravolo: Cross Fire

This is the second day without anyone.
I am chinning against a dark sky
to strengthen my arms.
A picture of everyone I love passes thru me.

No clear light streams thru this cell.
There's no dawn.
What have I gained
by lying in this abyss,
waiting for the masonry
to show a little slit
for my soul to get through?


Joseph Ceravolo (1934-1988): Cross Fire, from Millenium Dust (1982)

Untitled | by Bojan Nikolic

Untitled: photo by Bojan Nikolic, 25 March 2018

Untitled | by Bojan Nikolic

Untitled: photo by Bojan Nikolic, 25 March 2018

Untitled | by Bojan Nikolic

Untitled: photo by Bojan Nikolic, 25 March 2018

Safety First | by Jeffrey De Keyser

... | by Fermin Guzman

Texcoco, Edomex 2017 [Cooperativa, Texcoco de Mora, Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 23 March 2017

... | by Fermin Guzman

Texcoco, Edomex 2017 [Cooperativa, Texcoco de Mora, Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 23 March 2017

... | by Fermin Guzman

Texcoco, Edomex 2017 [Cooperativa, Texcoco de Mora, Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 23 March 2017

Viareggio 2018 | by Salvatore Matarazzo


Viareggio 2018 | by Salvatore Matarazzo


Viareggio 2018 | by Salvatore Matarazzo

Untitled | by ilan burla

Dhamrai, Bangladesh | by Alison Adcock

Dhamrai, Bangladesh [Dhaka]: photo by Alison Adcock, 14 February 2018

Dhamrai, Bangladesh | by Alison Adcock

Dhamrai, Bangladesh [Dhaka]: photo by Alison Adcock, 14 February 2018

Dhamrai, Bangladesh | by Alison Adcock

 Dhamrai, Bangladesh [Dhaka]: photo by Alison Adcock, 14 February 2018

Untitled | by Taras Bychko

Untitled | by koushiksinharoy1

Untitled | by koushiksinharoy1


Untitled | by koushiksinharoy1

4 comments:

TC said...

Stan Ridgway: Lonely Town (October 1989)

Stan Ridgway: Lonely Town | Elysium Remastered (2014)

They all say that it's a lonely town
They all say that it's a lonely town

Wide open spaces––empty rooms
If the weather holds out, you can get there by noon
Shadows crawl on the highway line
Don't rush, you've got time

Pull into a donut shop
And get a cup of mud
Ask for directions from a plumber outside
He says "don't go there, bud"

'Cause they all say
That it's a lonely town
And they all say
That it's a drag
And they all know
Those people in a lonely town
All those people are
Lonely and mad

Now I've got my foot on the gas
As I'm crossin the midwest county line
And I think about those mosquitos on my windshield
How they don't give a damn about Christmas-time

And as the passing trucks all flash their lights
Just as I top the hill
I'll remember two green eyes and some flowers
Dyin' on a windowsill

They all say
That it's a lonely town
And they all say
That it's a drag
They all know
Those people in a lonely town
And all those people
Are lonely and mad
They're just lonely and mad
Out here in a lonely town

from MOSQUITOS 1989

TC said...

Love: Alone Again Or (original version 1967)

Yeah, said It's all right
I won't forget
All the times I've waited patiently for you
And you'll do just what you choose to do
And I will be alone again tonight my dear

Yeah, I heard a funny thing
Somebody said to me
You know that I could be in love with almost everyone
I think that people are
The greatest fun
And I will be alone again tonight my dear

-- Alone Again Or: Bryan MacLean, 1966

Bryan MacLean: Alone Again Or (acoustic demo recorded 1966-67)

'As the secondary songwriter in the renowned folk-rock/psychedelic group Love, guitarist and vocalist Bryan MacLean was overshadowed by that group's driving force, singer/songwriter Arthur Lee. Yet MacLean did manage to squeeze a few of his own compositions onto the group's first three albums: "Softly to Me," "Orange Skies," "Old Man," and "Alone Again Or." MacLean's tunes had a lighter, poppier touch than Lee's, but also had a similar evanescent, mystical glow, enhanced by MacLean's odd trembling vocals. "Alone Again Or," in fact, could be Love's most well-known song of all, leading off their classic Forever Changes album, and driven by an unearthly arrangement of harmony vocals, mariachi trumpet, and strings.'

Arthur Lee c. 2003:

Arthur Lee: Alone Again Or (live on Later with Jools Holland, c 2003)

Wooden Boy said...

waiting for the masonry
to show a little slit
for my soul to get through

Another lonely song: Lonely House, Abbey Lincoln

I can't say how much Love meant to me growing up. We'd play Forever Changes over and over.

TC said...

Ceravolo: Mother Land and Savage Nocturne

Duncan thanks so much for continuing encouragement of Ceravolo here, else would not be happening, so many many lonely songs, the best always remembering soul in a time when so needed yet so oft forgot - Much talked about seldom seen (Rochefoucauld on Love)