Thursday, March 13, 2014

by Grant Snider | incidentalcomics:

Poet in My Pocket

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

asfaltics said: maybe you know her poetry — Rebecca Elson, astronomer, sadly short life. there's a wikipedia entry. stumbled on by accident. sample — Land's End / Walking the Cornish Coast Path : "I didn't believe her when she said that, / That the world is its deepest and richest / Exactly where you are, always. / Each bit of the landscape / A piece from somewhere else…" (p78 her book). she did some observing at Mount Stromlo. / brings yours to mind. ¶ yes, teaching resumed, hard schedule for this aging one. j

thanks for sharing Elson’s work - I don’t know her stuff, but keen to read now. Good luck getting through the session!

Monday, January 27, 2014
Poetry is perhaps this: an Atemwende, a turning of our breath … is it perhaps this turn, this Atemwende, which can sort out the strange [fremde] from the strange? Paul Celan, from his acceptance speech of the Georg Büchner Prize, 22 October, 1960 (via apoetreflects)
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Tuesday, January 14, 2014

riverlust:

I forget the names of towns without rivers.
A town needs a river to forgive the town.
Whatever river, whatever town—
it is much the same.
The cruel things I did I took to the river.
I begged the current: make me better.

Richard Hugo, from “The Towns We Know and Leave Behind, the Rivers We Carry with Us,” in Making Certain It Goes On: The Collected Poems of Richard Hugo (W. W. Norton & Co., 1984)

Friday, January 3, 2014
mapsontheweb:

Australia divided into five states of equal population Source: ApatheticElephant (reddit)ApatheticElephant:This was fun :) 

Source: http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/nrpmaps.nsf/NEW+GmapPages/national+regional+profile

It was quite hard to get exactly the same populations without fiddling around with the areas around Melbourne and Sydney which would have been hard to see on the map anyway (The Melbourne and Sydney “states” here are supposed to represent their Greater Area as per the ABS). These are what the populations of these states would be: (Any better suggestions for names are welcome)

Sydney: 4,627,345

Melbourne: 4,246,345

South-Northern-Westralialand (The yellow one): 4,759,503

New South Queensland (Blue): 4,769,863

Vicnswania: (Purple) 4,791,451

I tried to make it 6 states but it just wasn’t working (plus I would have probably had to split Melbourne and Sydney somewhere awkward). Also apologies for my photo editing skills, some borders are dodgy.

mapsontheweb:

Australia divided into five states of equal population

Source: ApatheticElephant (reddit)

ApatheticElephant:

This was fun :)

Source: http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/nrpmaps.nsf/NEW+GmapPages/national+regional+profile

It was quite hard to get exactly the same populations without fiddling around with the areas around Melbourne and Sydney which would have been hard to see on the map anyway (The Melbourne and Sydney “states” here are supposed to represent their Greater Area as per the ABS). These are what the populations of these states would be: (Any better suggestions for names are welcome)

Sydney: 4,627,345

Melbourne: 4,246,345

South-Northern-Westralialand (The yellow one): 4,759,503

New South Queensland (Blue): 4,769,863

Vicnswania: (Purple) 4,791,451

I tried to make it 6 states but it just wasn’t working (plus I would have probably had to split Melbourne and Sydney somewhere awkward). Also apologies for my photo editing skills, some borders are dodgy.

Monday, December 30, 2013
Swimming in the private pool 
adjacent to the estuarine harbour
we won’t think here on the water politics
this positioning produces with
parallel lines containing three generations 
indecipherable from my perch nine
floors above - merged in the common
effort to keep moving turning water.

Swimming in the private pool
adjacent to the estuarine harbour
we won’t think here on the water politics this positioning produces with parallel lines containing three generations
indecipherable from my perch nine
floors above - merged in the common
effort to keep moving turning water.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Do not touch the water the black-on-white type spoke
and the three year old within, pure untrammelled Id, not yet quashed by Superego
jumped and pushed and near forced my hand down
while fear of CCTV prosecution won.

Saturday, December 28, 2013
Backyard cricket a practice still chased
while the small ones spot the way 
to future doings, enamoured spectators.

Backyard cricket a practice still chased
while the small ones spot the way
to future doings, enamoured spectators.

Friday, December 27, 2013
Country
The hills spiked by browned
grass are beds so beloved
of kangaroos and snakes 
in the sclerophyll space that
hugs a town called Mudgee- 
named such after a people 
killed as invasion collateral.

Country
The hills spiked by browned
grass are beds so beloved
of kangaroos and snakes
in the sclerophyll space that
hugs a town called Mudgee-
named such after a people
killed as invasion collateral.