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Vladimir Holan: No, don’t go yet


Vladimir Holan: No, don’t go yet

No, don’t go yet, don’t be afraid of all the excitement,

it’s the bear opening beehives in the orchard.

He’ll soon be quiet. I too will hold back

words that rush like the serpent’s sperm

to the woman in Eden.

No, don’t go yet, don’t lower your veil.

The fuel of crocuses has lit up the meadows.

That’s what you are then, life, although you say:

– By desire, we add something. But love

remains love.

Translated  Jarmila and Ian Milner, 1971

Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 21 February, 2018

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Filed under: Arts, Media, poetry, stories, Music

Tomas Transtromer: National Insecurity


Tomas Tranströmer: National Insecurity

The Under Secretary leans forward and draws an X
and her ear-drops dangle like swords of Damocles.
As a mottled butterfly is invisible against the ground
so the demon merges with the opened newspaper.
A helmet worn by no one has taken power.
The mother-turtle flees flying under the water.

Translated  Robin Fulton,  1997

Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, poetry, songs, stories, Music

Ferenc Juhasz: Then there are fish


Ferenc Juhasz: Then there are fish
Forever confusing smoke with weeds,
clouds and sky with water.
Born with no lungs, just a blister
floating in a cage of splinters,
listless fins and hyperthyroid eyes.
Even the smallest
fry
chase their hunger as boldly as carp –
mouths, nostrils, eyes
burst on a rising scream like a shoal of bubbles.
A world of nothing but water!
Houses and trees
float up like giant bubbles.
Translated David Wevill, 1970
Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, poetry, songs, stories, Music

The Other Art Fair London, Victoria House, Bloomsbury, 22 to 25 March, 2018


The Other Art Fair, London Victoria House, Bloomsbury, 22 to 25 March, 2018

Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 09.00.02Victoria House, Bloomsbury, London

The following works will show at The Other Art Fair London:

Either Way
Clarity
Argonauts
Under a Forest Sky

Malcolm D B Munro
Tuesday 20 February, 2018

 

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Modern Slavery Act 2015


Modern Slavery Act 2015

Malcolm D B Munro
Monday 19 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, history, Media, Music, poetry, politics, songs

Healer – HigherGrounds


Healer – HigherGrounds

Malcolm D B Munro
Monday 19 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Gabi Peleg – Pure Modesty


Gabi Peleg – Pure Modesty

Malcolm D B Munro
Sunday 18 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Alexander Saykov – Sky Whale


Alexander Saykov – Sky Whale

Malcolm D B Munro
Sunday 18 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

TvSky – Paths of Eternity


TvSky – Paths of Eternity

Malcolm D B Munro
Sunday 18 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Om Sagar – Aqua Marina


Om Sagar – Aqua Marina

Malcolm D B Munro
Sunday 18 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

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