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Monday, 2 April 2018

Wooden Boy: All the heat gone | The Easter Miracle of Slippery Jesus (Coexistence 2)

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L1000821 | by Pierre Wayser

 L1000821 | Hong Kong 2009: photo by Pierre Wayser, 5 March 2009

Longleat Forest 5 | by Andy Feltham...

Longleat Forest 5: photo by Andy Feltham, 21 March 2018

Longleat Forest 5 | by Andy Feltham...

Longleat Forest 5: photo by Andy Feltham, 21 March 2018

Longleat Forest 5 | by Andy Feltham...

Longleat Forest 5: photo by Andy Feltham, 21 March 2018

IMG_7246 1000px | by Paul Russell99

 IMG_0201 1000px | Weymouth, March 2018: photo by Paul Russell, 23 March 2018

Wooden Boy: All the heat gone

Frayed tarmac in 4pm February sun
furtive moss clusters be gone

neon tube hiss           
              shrugged off antennae

Now all the oddbod crocus fingers creak
a yellow stepladder floats from his big arm

So bird lime at the edges of the wired glass

            history cakes
   and blisters and
                       half hid 

        stains on the waterbed too

No magic vestiges
                      even in felt tip flowers and leaves

                Quiet is an hour or so hung up for afters
before hometime hands say

Wooden Boy: All the heat gone, from The Little Wooden Boy, 2 April 2018

Coexistence | by Md Enamul Kabir

Coexistence [Dhaka]: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 26 March 2018

Coexistence | by Md Enamul Kabir

Coexistence [Dhaka]: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 26 March 2018

Coexistence | by Md Enamul Kabir

Remembrance Way 2 | by Andy Feltham...

Remembrance Way 2 [Power station, Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottinghamshire]: photo by Andy Feltham, 4 November 2017
Remembrance Way 2 | by Andy Feltham...

Remembrance Way 2 [Power station, Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottinghamshire]: photo by Andy Feltham, 4 November 201

_DSC3464 | by Pierre Wayser

truck wash | by lambert bank

 truck wash | A47 Bypass, Wisbech: photo by lambert bank, 1 April 2018

truck wash | by lambert bank

 truck wash | A47 Bypass, Wisbech: photo by lambert bank, 1 April 2018

truck wash | by lambert bank
 
 truck wash | A47 Bypass, Wisbech: photo by lambert bank, 1 April 2018

1978_4017 | by Pierre Wayser

Untitled | by Marco Antonecchia

 Untitled: photo by Marco, 24 March 2018

Untitled | by Marco Antonecchia

Untitled: photo by Marco, 24 March 2018

Untitled | by Marco Antonecchia

the pits | by lambert bank
   
the pits | Etton-Maxey, Cambridgeshire: photo by lambert bank, 24 March 2018

the pits | by lambert bank

the pits | Etton-Maxey, Cambridgeshire: photo by lambert bank, 24 March 2018

the pits | by lambert bank

the pits | Etton-Maxey, Cambridgeshire: photo by lambert bank, 24 March 2018

Untitled | by Kristin Van den Eede

Untitled | by andreas vekinis

Untitled: photo by andreas vekinis, 9 March 2018

Woburn | by Andy Feltham...

Woburn: photo by Andy Feltham, 7 September 2017

Woburn | by Andy Feltham...

Woburn: photo by Andy Feltham, 7 September 2017

Woburn | by Andy Feltham...

Woburn: photo by Andy Feltham, 7 September 2017

Crete, 2016 / IMG_9021 | by dirtyharrry

Great Yarmouth 3 - Incidental View Book | by Andy Feltham...

Great Yarmouth 3: photo by Andy Feltham, 8 January 2016

Great Yarmouth 3 - Incidental View Book | by Andy Feltham...

Great Yarmouth 3: photo by Andy Feltham, 8 January 2016

Great Yarmouth 3 - Incidental View Book | by Andy Feltham...
 
Great Yarmouth 3: photo by Andy Feltham, 8 January 2016

DSCF1125 | by Pierre Wayser

Hawksmore Way | by Andy Feltham...

Hawksmore Way: photo by Andy Feltham, 11 January 2018

Hawksmore Way | by Andy Feltham...

Hawksmore Way: photo by Andy Feltham, 11 January 2018

Hawksmore Way | by Andy Feltham...

Hawksmore Way: photo by Andy Feltham, 11 January 2018

the stone rolls back (WDJG, or The Easter Miracle of Slippery Jesus)

Untitled | by M.B'


President Trump on the South Portico of the White House with the Easter Bunny standing behind him Photo Carlos Barria: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 2 April 2018
 

The little newborn wombat baby APARI sits in its mother's pouch at the zoo today in Duisburg, Germany. | Photo Martin Meissner: image via AP Images @AP_Images, 29 March 2018



On a chilly cloudy morning, children take part in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Grounds of the White House.: image via Doug Mills @dougmillsnyt, 2 April 2018

 
Absolutely disgusting. I remember when Easter Eggs said "Easter" on them.: image via Fred Delicious @fred_delicious, 26 March 2018

The stone rolls back and Jesus, nude and covered in baby lotion just slides out on his stomach at 1mph. Face down. Just slides over the horizon. No one knows where he went.: tweet via Fred Delicious @fred_delicious, 30 March 2018

 
Absolutely disgusting. I remember when Easter Eggs said "Easter" on them.: image via Fred Delicious @fred_delicious, 26 March 2018



 A guard serves desert to an immigrant prisoner at an ICE detention center run by the for-profit Geo Group in CA in 2013. #undocumentedbook #gettyimages #gettyimagesnews #immigration #archives #photojournalism: image via John Moore @jbmoorephoto, 31 March 2018


Absolutely disgusting. I remember when Easter Eggs said "Easter" on them.: image via Fred Delicious @fred_delicious, 26 March 2018
 
#MarlonBundo has company today at the White House as @POTUS kicks off the annual #WhiteHouseEasterEggRoll: Photo @somogettynews, 2 April 2018

  
Absolutely disgusting. I remember when Easter Eggs said "Easter" on them.: image via Fred Delicious @fred_delicious, 26 March 2018

 
As we said last year, the @WhiteHouse Easter egg event is one of the rare chances to observe the Trumps socially. This year was chillier--and it wasn't just the weather. Case in point, #Melania in the colonnade before she saw the cameras. ...Or, maybe she had. @somogettynews: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 2 April 2018

Um...had saw?? Aww c'mon ... where DID Jesus go??  Not into the Easter Egg surely!! It's gonna be SOO crowded in there!!

5 comments:

TC said...

Few are the things to love anymore esp when you're an expiring grouch and yet... there is the poetry of Wooden Boy, the photography of Md. Enamul Kabir... making us so happy to have been here, when we take a step back... meanwhile trying not to step into the next same atmospheric river twice (leaky shoes, metal cane won't float, don't we hate metal, so inferior to wood)...

TC said...

Nina Simone: Ain't Got No...(live Paris 1968)

Nina Simone: Ain't Got No...(live USA n.d., sous-titres)

kent said...

So inferior indeed.

Wooden Boy said...

Thanks, Tom. Looking at the pictures of Cambridgeshire, I'm remind we both know that territory a little. All the fens round Wisbech; an odd old place.

Nina Simone is Coatlicue: goddess of life, birth, death, the whole shebang. There's not a bloody soul to fill the space she left.

TC said...

Thanks kent and WB,

And once again I say I do love such things as

Now all the oddbod crocus fingers creak
a yellow stepladder floats from his big arm

So bird lime at the edges of the wired glass

in which I hear a manual of poetic instruction subtly writ... and in every passage and part of this poet's work I hear his distinct sound, forever interesting to me, and very much his own, so that I could never mistake his lines for those of anyone else.

We remember that no wood was not at some living, and of how many things around us can we say this.

Andy Feltham's transcendent surrealist Longleat phone kiosk knocks me out, and was the top picture here until it in turn was knocked out, willy nilly and topsy turvy, by the unbelievably wonderful Pierre Wayser archival Hong Kong boat shot, which contains all the mystery and beauty and darkness we could ever demand out of those we love.