Posts Tagged: animals

We are already on our way to the hotel

“It’s been nice seeing you, you read me like a book
If you ever want to reach me, you know where to look
Baby, I’ll be at the same hotel”

(Bob Dylan in Under your spell)
Herstal (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)

Tintin in Charleroi, fleeing from the elephant

"He thought he saw an Elephant
That practised on a fife:
He looked again, and found it was
A letter from his wife.
'At length I realize,' he said,
'The bitterness of Life!'"

(Lewis Carroll no title)
Charleroi (B)

The joy of animals in the middle of demolition

"I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd,
I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God..."

(W. Whitman in Song of Myself, no. 32)
Aachen (D)

The leopard has been laid down

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb.
        And the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together,
        and a little child shall lead them.
They shall not hurt nor destroy
        in all my holy mountain ..."

(Isaiah XI)
Seraing (B)