Posts in Category: Still Life

The lamp in the empty room

“I looked back suddenly
into the empty room
and saw the lamp that I had lit
still shining on the little table by the window
and throwing its light on the tumbled sheets of paper
on which I had been writing.

And I felt as though long years ago a man,
whom I had know very little,
had lighted that lamp,
and sat by the window writing and believing that he was a poet,
and then he came out of the room and found the letter.

He would not go into the room again:
And not he, but I will go in softly
And put out the lamp,
And lay aside the useless paper.”

(Humberte Wolfe in The lamp in the empty room)
Seraing (B)

The no-pee pole

"Forbidden fruit a flavor has
   That lawful orchards mocks;
How luscious lies the pea within
   The pod that Duty locks!"

(E. Dickinson, no title)
Charleroi-Jumet (B)

Red 080

Red 080

"Rote Rosenknospen
künden schon des Lenzes Triebe.
Rosenrote Wangen
Deuten Mädchens erste Liebe.
Kleiner roter Vogel,
Flieg herab zur roten Rose!
Bursche geht zum ros'gen
Mädchen kosen."

(H. Conrat in Rote Rosenknospen)
Huy (B)

After the UEFA EURO 2016

After the UEFA EURO 2016

"The ball once struck off
Away flies the boy
To the destin'd post
And then home with joy."

(D.E. Thomas in the song Home)
Namur (B)

Bikes to borrow

Bikes to borrow

“I’ve got a bike. You can ride it if you like.
It’s got a basket, a bell that rings and things to make it look good.
I’d give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it.”

(Syd Barrett in Bike)
Rotterdam (NL)

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