Posts in Category: Landscapes

How touching is half a donkey?

How touching is half a donkey

“When I see a donkey I wonder why
There`s a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. 
Is it perhaps because I see
A being that’s so much like me.”

(T. Holm in The donkey)
Huy (B)

The iron snake in a summer’s sun

"Sweet is the swamp with its secrets,
Until we meet a snake;
'T is then we sigh for houses,
And our departure take
At that enthralling gallop
That only childhood knows.
A snake is summer's treason,
And guile is where it goes."

(E. Dickinson, no title)
Maasmechelen (B)

“Ban on all water sports: under penalty of whores”


“completely different:
one’s expression when playing
or paying”

(Haiku by Shigetsune)
Maasmechelen(B)

The cow grazes nicely around a work of art

"The friendly cow all red and white,
I love with all my heart.
She gives me cream with all her might,
To eat with apple tart.

She wanders lowing here and there,
And yet she cannot stray,
All in the pleasant open air,
The pleasant light of day;

And blown by all the winds that pass
And wet with all the showers,
She walks among the meadow grass
And eats the meadow flowers."

(R.L. Stevenson in The cow)
Borgloon (B)

A seat after a long non-sitting


“worthless weeds!
the taller you grow
the longer the days”

(Haiku by Issa)
Marcinelle (B)