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Monday, 4 June 2018

Joseph Ceravolo: Inside Story | Much remains obscure for the helpless ones cast into the underworld by waves of diastrophism

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Somewhere #13 | by Roccantica

Somewhere #13 | R0038267 copia_a: photo by Roccantica, 7 April 2010

 
Children swing from a goalpost during the traditional Cossack games outside the village of Arkhonskaya in North Ossetia Alania Russia Photo @edkorniyenko @reuterspictures:  image via SundayTImesPIctures @STPictures, 1 June 2018 

 Shiva Yeshlur, 13, from Rock Springs, Wyo., jumps into the air after correctly spelling "diastrophism" during the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Shiva Yeshlur, 13, from Rock Springs, Wyo., jumps into the air after correctly spelling "diastrophism" during the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 30, 2018.: photo by Cliff Owen/AP, 30 May 2018 

 Shiva Yeshlur, 13, from Rock Springs, Wyo., jumps into the air after correctly spelling "diastrophism" during the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Shiva Yeshlur, 13, from Rock Springs, Wyo., jumps into the air after correctly spelling "diastrophism" during the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 30, 2018.: photo by Cliff Owen/AP, 30 May 2018


 k-o-i-n-o-n-i-a. Karthik Nemmani wins the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee, beating out a record 515 other contestants. Photo: @somogettynews: image via Getty Images News @GettyImagesNews, 31 May 2018

A Space Odissey, 2001 | by Stefano Lista

A Space Odyssey, 2001: photo by Stefano Lista, 30 May 2018

A Space Odissey, 2001 | by Stefano Lista

A Space Odyssey, 2001: photo by Stefano Lista, 30 May 2018

A Space Odissey, 2001 | by Stefano Lista

A Space Odyssey, 2001: photo by Stefano Lista, 30 May 2018

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Untitled: photo by Sam Rodgers, 26 May 2018

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Untitled: photo by Sam Rodgers, 26 May 2018

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Untitled: photo by Sam Rodgers, 26 May 2018

Ex Machina | by Jeffrey De Keyser

 A Kashmiri man prays inside the Shah-e-Hamdan mosque during Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, June 1, 2018. Islam's holiest month is a period of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

A Kashmiri man prays inside the Shah-e-Hamdan mosque during Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, June 1, 2018. Islam's holiest month is a period of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.: photo by Dar Yasin/AP, 1 June 2018

 A Kashmiri man prays inside the Shah-e-Hamdan mosque during Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, June 1, 2018. Islam's holiest month is a period of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  

A Kashmiri man prays inside the Shah-e-Hamdan mosque during Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, June 1, 2018. Islam's holiest month is a period of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.: photo by Dar Yasin/AP, 1 June 2018

 An airborne migrant worker kicks a rattan ball during a game of Chinlone in a field flooded by rain water in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 31, 2018. The popular Burmese sport Chinlone, a combination of sport and dance, is played between two teams consisting of six players each, passing a rattan ball back and forth with feet, knees and heads. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

An airborne migrant worker kicks a rattan ball during a game of Chinlone in a field flooded by rain water in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 31, 2018. The popular Burmese sport Chinlone, a combination of sport and dance, is played between two teams consisting of six players each, passing a rattan ball back and forth with feet, knees and heads.: photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP, 31 May 2018

 An airborne migrant worker kicks a rattan ball during a game of Chinlone in a field flooded by rain water in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 31, 2018. The popular Burmese sport Chinlone, a combination of sport and dance, is played between two teams consisting of six players each, passing a rattan ball back and forth with feet, knees and heads. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

An airborne migrant worker kicks a rattan ball during a game of Chinlone in a field flooded by rain water in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 31, 2018. The popular Burmese sport Chinlone, a combination of sport and dance, is played between two teams consisting of six players each, passing a rattan ball back and forth with feet, knees and heads.: photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP, 31 May 2018

 In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018, photo, people and motorists in morning rush hour are reflected on an electronic display panel advertising a video footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping near the Central Business District in Beijing. Chinese factory activity grew at its fastest rate in eight months on stronger demand, a survey showed Thursday, May 31, 2018 in a positive sign for the world's No. 2 economy despite trade tensions with the U.S. China's services industry is playing a bigger role as communist leaders upgrade economic growth, shifting it from a worn-out model based on wasteful trade and investment to one focused on domestic spending. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018, photo, people and motorists in morning rush hour are reflected on an electronic display panel advertising a video footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping near the Central Business District in Beijing. Chinese factory activity grew at its fastest rate in eight months on stronger demand, a survey showed Thursday, May 31, 2018 in a positive sign for the world's No. 2 economy despite trade tensions with the U.S. China's services industry is playing a bigger role as communist leaders upgrade economic growth, shifting it from a worn-out model based on wasteful trade and investment to one focused on domestic spending.: photo by Andy Wong/AP, 31 May 2018

 In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018, photo, people and motorists in morning rush hour are reflected on an electronic display panel advertising a video footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping near the Central Business District in Beijing. Chinese factory activity grew at its fastest rate in eight months on stronger demand, a survey showed Thursday, May 31, 2018 in a positive sign for the world's No. 2 economy despite trade tensions with the U.S. China's services industry is playing a bigger role as communist leaders upgrade economic growth, shifting it from a worn-out model based on wasteful trade and investment to one focused on domestic spending. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018, photo, people and motorists in morning rush hour are reflected on an electronic display panel advertising a video footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping near the Central Business District in Beijing. Chinese factory activity grew at its fastest rate in eight months on stronger demand, a survey showed Thursday, May 31, 2018 in a positive sign for the world's No. 2 economy despite trade tensions with the U.S. China's services industry is playing a bigger role as communist leaders upgrade economic growth, shifting it from a worn-out model based on wasteful trade and investment to one focused on domestic spending.: photo by Andy Wong/AP, 31 May 2018

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Untitled: photo by Bojan Nikolic, 15 May 2018

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Untitled: photo by Bojan Nikolic, 15 May 2018

 People cool off from the summer heat under an open air shower in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The temperature in Baghdad reached 109 F (42 C) on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

People cool off from the summer heat under an open air shower in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The temperature in Baghdad reached 109 F (42 C) on Wednesday.: photo by Hadi Mizban/AP, 30 May 2018

 People cool off from the summer heat under an open air shower in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The temperature in Baghdad reached 109 F (42 C) on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

People cool off from the summer heat under an open air shower in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The temperature in Baghdad reached 109 F (42 C) on Wednesday.: photo by Hadi Mizban/AP, 30 May 2018

 A boy dressed as dancing devil stands against a wall during a traditional celebration in Naiguata, Venezuela, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Carrying in their hands striking masks mostly animals and sea monsters, hundreds of men, women and children went out to dance frantically as possessed by evil spirits in an ancient ritual known as Dancing Devils of Naiguata, the unorthodox way of the coastal towns of Venezuela to venerate God during the celebrations of Corpus Christi. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

A boy dressed as dancing devil stands against a wall during a traditional celebration in Naiguata, Venezuela, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Carrying in their hands striking masks mostly animals and sea monsters, hundreds of men, women and children went out to dance frantically as possessed by evil spirits in an ancient ritual known as Dancing Devils of Naiguata, the unorthodox way of the coastal towns of Venezuela to venerate God during the celebrations of Corpus Christi.: photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP, 31 May 2018

 A boy dressed as dancing devil stands against a wall during a traditional celebration in Naiguata, Venezuela, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Carrying in their hands striking masks mostly animals and sea monsters, hundreds of men, women and children went out to dance frantically as possessed by evil spirits in an ancient ritual known as Dancing Devils of Naiguata, the unorthodox way of the coastal towns of Venezuela to venerate God during the celebrations of Corpus Christi. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

A boy dressed as dancing devil stands against a wall during a traditional celebration in Naiguata, Venezuela, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Carrying in their hands striking masks mostly animals and sea monsters, hundreds of men, women and children went out to dance frantically as possessed by evil spirits in an ancient ritual known as Dancing Devils of Naiguata, the unorthodox way of the coastal towns of Venezuela to venerate God during the celebrations of Corpus Christi.: photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP, 31 May 2018
 

I posted this photo to @Instagram today. It shows three brothers who lost five legs between them to unexploded ordnance in #Afghanistan. About 100 people have unfollowed me since.: image via Andrew Quilty @andrewquilty, 26 May 2018
 

The holiday rep went that way!!: image via Tom Stoddart @Stoddart_Photos, 1 June 2018
 



After weeks of prevarication the Trump Kim summit finally takes place....:  image via SundayTImesPIctures @STPictures, 30 May 2018
 

#goodnight An Indian man chops a tree which fell onto a road during a storm in Agra. Photo @Chandanphoto #AFP: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 1 June 2018

5 comments:

TC said...

I think we've just had the longest week of our lives. Here among the killer humans!

Was Jesus really kind to kitties though?

Gregory Porter: Take Me to the Alley (1 mic 1 take)

Gregory Porter: Take Me To The Alley

Well, they guild their houses in preparation for the King
And they line the sidewalks
With every sort of shiny thing
They will be surprised
When they hear him say

Take me to the alley
Take me to the afflicted ones
Take me to the lonely ones
That somehow lost their way

Let them hear me say
I am your friend
Come to my table
Rest here in my garden
You will have a pardon

Take me to the alley
Take me to the afflicted ones
Take me to the lonely ones
That somehow lost their way

Let them hear me say
I am your friend
Come to my table
Rest here in my garden
You will have a pardon

They will be surprised
When they hear him say

Take me to the alley
Take me to the afflicted ones
Take me to the lonely ones
That somehow lost their way

Let them hear me say
I am your friend
Come to my table
Rest here in my garden
You will have a pardon
You will have a pardon

Oh, take me to the alley (Take me to the alley)

Take me to the afflicted ones (afflicted ones)

Take me, take me, take me, take me, take me

TC said...

Wait just one minute, now. Jesus was human, and invented rat poison.

When you say it like that it almost makes sense. Like everything else about Jesus.

So did he invent it to rid his garden of, perhaps, those who were afflicted, yet - O woe, worse affliction - not human?

Perhaps for use on extermination projects there in his garden of pardon, yes. It sounds so warm and pleasant there. Don't you sometimes long for the feeling of being nestled to the breast of someone strong and large? I mean, only for a minute? A bosom friend so to speak. A bösenfreund.

Still, Jesus should have thought about adding a warning label.

"They too are your children, O Lord, why do you wish horrible unintelligible pain and convulsions upon them, for sport, as though they were toys - is it out of that boundless kindness we are supposed to be feeling when we are here in the garden, being pardoned by you?"

Wooden Boy said...

You so rarely get a voice in that lower register these days. Gregory Porter's something else.

That metaphysic that Ceravolo worked through in his later poems - thinking about his body and its place and the thing doing the thinking too. An odd solace there. I'm very glad there was a Joe Ceravolo.

TC said...

Hold it right there, old fellow. You are blaming the wrong victim. Jesus was the rat in his father's garden. Rats are sweeties. Once before being crippled by the traffic, when still able to travel the streets, I had the acquaintance of a woman of the street who kept a moveable rat hotel, or perhaps dormitory would be the better word, in a three-tiered shopping cart, with food and water stations on each tier, a carefully monitored diet arranged in full consideration of food groups, and a cloth draped over everything, tough gal, sweet ratties; month or two later, bumped into again, enquired after ratties, she shrugged, They ran off when I was sleeping. No longer here, ergo gone. Street epistemology. But his father pardoned him by squeezing him so tightly against his chest that all the breath went right out of him. And that's why we have climate change, all these crazy restless winds. I'm sure you've noticed. You're just so much better than I am, when it comes to not letting the traffic get to you.

TC said...

Duncan,

Please forgive the old coot's ravings. It takes hours for the googlies to take pity on the old bugger and put up a comment; in these twilight hours of Blogger it's all boats lowered all the time, it seems; and in this case 'twas not merely any comment, but a comment from a gentleman. So... I had just now seen yours, and replied at typically raving length, but the googlies disappeared that, too, showing that their updated democratic application of chaos theory as psychological torture seems to be going quite well, thanks very much.

The Porter track has evidently been affecting me for some time now, I ought to learn to be showing it a bit more respect, then, for the very beautiful thing it is. Those pipes. And the look - almost a letdown to learn that it is a skin condition. (!) Anyway the facial aspect, that strangeness, deepens the total profound impression.

In another performance, evidently unseen by anybody - in fact and literally, nobody at all, since last time I lookt, maybe a year ago - that aspect is diminished by distance, and distance is good, though everyone's in the dark. Here he identifies the afflicted ones, and it turns out they are, as we had expected, of the street (or, it is hinted, of the audience).

Take me to the alley by Gregory Porter at Cobb Energy, 23 June 2017

Ceravolo's acknowledgement of the body defies descriptive terms like candid, frank, honest, open, to be replaced by awkward, embarrassed, sometimes even clumsy, but never confessional; the feeling is at most times, above all, real - and much to be grateful for, in that!

Without a life at some times and in some ways troubled, I can't imagine there being an interesting poetry, in "our" time. Not that the trouble itself is ever the production, more that it's always the source of tension, the spring of the energy.