Murder Poem

Murder Poem

I got a new poetry notebook. My favourite notebooks at the moment are the one's by Traveler's Company, especially the one with lightweight paper. I've been also writing a lot in Rhodia dotbooks - neve…

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The Gate To Hell

The Gate To Hell

There are five gates to hell in the world and one of them is in my neighbourhood. This information I have from my neighbour C. who studies bioinformatics and knows about those things. After New Year we we…

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Ikhda, by Ikhda

Ikhda, by Ikhda

Poetry seems like a most precious gift for oneself. A bit of luxury, as it doesn't fill in time like a novel, with hours of reading on a winter day. Poetry needs empty space and time around it. To pic…

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A Portable Island for 2021

A Portable Island for 2021

Where can you find this portable island? By breathing in and out, so Plum Village in the retreat I did this week, you can find the island inside of you. If not, let me know, I might consider merchandis…

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A Seat At The Table

A Seat At The Table

Isn't it great to have a mentor, even if it is a symbolic one? How you can look at their biography, trying to figure out how they made their way.  Mostly, it's rather unusual to share experiences …

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Also Birds Have Taste

Also Birds Have Taste

In the afternoon, going out for my daily cappuccino, I have been observing the neighbourhood's pigeons sitting in one and the same tree every day. Why do they always pick the same tree? I was wonder…

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To Draw While Writing

To Draw While Writing

"Wenn ich meinen Namen schreibe, dann zeichne ich," said Joseph Beuys. ( When I write my name, I'm drawing. ) A kind of drawing characterises also the "kleinste Aufzeichnungen" t…

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A Bag of Surprises

A Bag of Surprises

One of my favourite books about writing is by Abigail Thomas Thinking about Memoir. And now another treasure has fallen into my possession: Write by the Berlin based author Sarah Quigley. In her introdu…

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