A frightened face in the grey wall


“You need not be frightened,
For Satan’s not there.
He lurks around poverty;
He lurks around gold;
He’s always on duty
Seeking a soul.”

(J.E. McGirt from Avenging the Maine, a Drunken A.B. and Other Poems)
Nerem (B)

Still dreaming, still cold


“You left me standing out in the cold
People ask about you, I didn’t tell them everything I knew
Well, I’m trying to get closer but I’m still a million miles from you.”

(Bob Dylan in Million miles)
Liège (B)

The silent chimney from a blast furnace


“Wie ein vulkanischer Berg lag er im Weiten. Manchmal

flammend. Manchmal im Rauch. Traurig und göttlich.
Nur eine nahe vielleicht, ihm anliegende Ortschaft
bebte.”

(R.M. Rilke in Fünf Gesänge)
Ougrée (B)

The bodhisattva doesn’t see the dragon


“Yes, if you can make the dragons laugh
If you can make the dragons,
that guard the treasures, laugh
You’ll get the treasure!
Yes, you’ll get it!”

(D. Manneke in Een draak van een canon; translation T. Wittermans in A dragon of a canon)
Brussel (B)

“Auto Ecole”; driving in empty places


“When I was young, driving was my crave
You drive me so hard, almost to the grave …”

(Bob Dylan in Someday baby)
Herstal (B)