Autumn Afternoon in Padua – September 29, 2016

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a sunny day
this short parenthesis
of autumn
before we pick up
our lives

© Gsk ‘16

questa giornata
questa breve parentesi
d’autunno
prima di riprendere
le nostre vite

© Gsk ‘16

A Monday Shot – Photography – January 11, 2016

Hello … here’s it’s raining as it seems to be all over the Northern Hemisphere, or at least among those whom I’m in contact with.  I went out for a walk … just near home.  I’ll go farther afield tomorrow. I was hoping to find some rose-hips for an experiment suggested to me by Joanna … a very artist lady with a fantastic sense of the aesthetic who mixes her arts … visual and Japanese poetry.

rain and snow

rain and snow

a morning walk
the icy rain penetrates
this old knapsack

© G.s.k. ‘16

rain and snow - 2

rain and snow – 2

winter is calling
even the sparrows hear it
over their chatter

© G.s.k. ‘16

And now, I’m off to make some curry flavoured dried apples … see you later.  Bastet

Fairy Tales and Giant’s Alley – Innsbruck – December 14, 2015

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At the Christmas Market in Innsbruck, children of course are not forgotten!  All throughout the alleys of the Old Town there are 28 life-size sculptures of fairy tale and legendary heroes and 4 giants who guard the street corners and light installations light up the evening.  In the evening from 4:30 until 5:30 a fairy tale Theatre Wagon stops in town with a daily performance of one of the many Brother Grimm’s tales.

Six Word Saturday – The Port – November 28, 2015

Riva del Garda (TN)

Riva del Garda (TN)

Yes … it’s time to sail away!

Sunrise is the most splendid time of the day.  In Riva del Garda, that doesn’t happen until around 9:00 in the morning in the colder months of the year, the light filters over the mountains .. but not the sun.  Here the sun just topped the mountain.  What a glorious morning to go sailing!

Dark Blue Velvet Memories – Prose Poem – November 20, 2015

summer 1987_4

The dawn, yet to come – the sky is dark blue velvet and the wind whispers of the sea, these all speak to me of you.  You who loved to wind-surf on the sea, you who made sculptures with me out of jetsam and then we combed the sand as though it was a young girl’s tresses,  like Japanese monks.

The sea, so many long years ago, another velvety predawn.

A shepherd passed with his sheep each morning.  We awoke to the sound of the bell sheep, the others bleating behind it.  The shepherd always smiled at us, maybe thinking that we were a little crazy to sleep on the sand wrapped up in sleeping bags when we had a perfectly good tent set up.

“‘Giorno!” he’d say tipping his hat then he’d follow his sheep never looking back.

summer 1987_2

The days were hot and the sun intense, so we built a shelter of old straw mats, reeds and wood we’d found on the beach or just beyond the beach, in a sort of tangled grove.  We bought two folding chairs and during the hottest part of the day we sheltered, until the tide rose.

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And after a day of swimming and surfing, when the night came, we played our harmonicas as we waited for our dinner to cook over the open fire.  We drank our wine, talked for hours and then  made love under the stars to the sound of the waves on the shore.

wisteria sky

this blue velvet sky
is turning purple now
the sea – far away
I walk along the lake – there
a lone surfer sails at dawn

© G.s.k. ‘15

 

 

 

Sunday Scribblings 2 – Velvet

 

ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE: AUTUMN – October 16, 2015

I really loved many of the photographs I’ve seen this week linked to Jennifer Nichole Wells’ ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE: AUTUMN so I took my camera and although it was raining, tried to immortalize a bit of autumn in Arco (TN), the town where I live in Northern Italy.

 

walking in the rain
each drop illuminating
autumn’s colours

© G.s.k. ‘15

Quote of the Day – Virginia Woolf – October 15, 2015

Quote

Today I was preparing my weekly English conversation lesson, I chose to talk about Virginia Woolf and this lovely quote popped up from her essay “A Room of One’s Own” which really impressed me a lot .

For a Pdf copy of the essay follow this LINK