And there will your heart be also

And there will your heart be also

(Misera e stupenda città 2013)




(Misera e stupenda città 2013)

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Ovid transformed

Blixa Bargeld & Teho Teardo

May 7, 2013
Circolo degli Artisti


A dark night. Water darker. Early summer, oil film warm. Last lights sickleing northward along the Tyrrhenian coast. A man in black tie sat alone on black sand. Gets up. Walks in.Image

Shelley wall art in Ostiense

Photo by ozmone

#romantic #rome #ozmo #shelley

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Two poems

Alexander Booth has two new poems at BODY


Rome a labyrinth of guttering lights. Flickering, never quite aflame, but for the remnants coming still and going floating across the cobbled streets, their wisping back and forth from the Castel Sant’Angelo, those flames that would sputter out and stop sometime around the 19th century.

(An awareness of the burnings at best obscure now in autumn’s crisp seams of smoke, glimpsed maybe but to remain unprocessed passing the grim unintentional irony of the bars that belt this once Field of Flowers, that flame against the cold and damp)

The guttering amber light of Rome. Resin-like, seductive it is somnambulist.

Prenoon announcements

– New figures say: Rome for the rich & for criminals
– Parliament rejects measure to have its salaries lowered
– Factory Occupied, Taranto – involuntary vacation for 5,000
– Approx. 90 billion Euros in evaded tax per year
– Student strikes continue, highschools occupied
– One woman killed every two days in “domestic” violence
– What does it matter really whether Renzi or Bersani?
– 15,000 less children born in 2011
– National strike on Thursday (24 hours)
– Gemelli Hospital on strike
– 34% of Italian youth unemployed according to some statistics
– Italy 3rd highest tax rates in Europe after Sweden, Denmark
– 350 million tons of Rome’s trash to be “exported” to other EU countries in 2013
– Black eyes, hash pipes & postcards of the vanished city at the tram terminus below the gauze November sky funereal


Nur wenn in Rom eine so goettliche Anarchie und um Rom eine so himmlische Wuestenei ist, bleibt fuer die Schatten Platz,
deren Einer mehr wert ist als dies ganze Geschlecht

– Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767 – 1835)
“Rom laesst sich nicht vergleichen”


Only when in Rome such a godly anarchy reigns and around Rome such a heavenly wilderness, will space for the shadows remain, which is worth more to one than this entire age