Greetings from Herstal

Herstal (B)

Cooling down that shopping


“I saw with open eyes

Singing birds sweet
Sold in the shops
For the people to eat,
Sold in the shops of
Stupidity Street.

I saw in vision
The worm in the wheat,
And in the shops nothing
For people to eat;
Nothing for sale in
Stupidity Street.”

(R. Hodgson in Stupidity Street)
Brussels region (B)

Like something spiritual

“It was not Saint — it was too large —
Nor Snow — it was too small —
It only held itself aloof
Like something spiritual –“

(E. Dickinson in Further poems from Emily Dickinson)
Liège (B)

Closed in zebra


“Oh my only friend, my best beloved,

the gates are open in my house –
do not pass by like a dream.”

(R. Tagore in Gitanjali no. 22)
Liège (B)

The art of dumping a star

“O powerful western fallen star!
O shades of night! O moody, tearful night!
O great star disappear’d! O the black murk that hides the star!
O cruel hands that hold me powerless! O helpless soul of me!
O harsh surrounding cloud, that will not free my soul!”

(W. Whitman in When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d)
Ougrée (B)

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