I was reading about the vanishing of wild lions. Should dwindling numbers be fenced off in protected grounds? Do we give in to poaching and money culture - what's a dead one worth, exactly? - because hey, everything dies out eventually? Take DNA samples and keep "representative" lions - which hardly seems to cut it in terms of their magnificence in their own habitat? Words do it better while they last, and they can last a long, long time.
Today I found a page I seem to have saved from school on a loose sheet, proba...
World Poetry Day showed frogs back in the big garden. Two years ago we had four. Last year, six. Today, ten. Spawn already collecting in the weed. Every time it happens, it's a new thing. Without frogs, as without bees, the world falls apart. Root for them while you can.
Click picture for frog facts.
Small Frogs Killed on the Highway
James Arlington Wright -Still
I would leap too Into the light,
If I had the chance.
It is everything, the wet green stalk of the field
On the other side of the ro...
Back from Ljubljana where the Slovene translation of Clara is now on sale. Translated by Jure Potokar and published by the team at Beletrina, one of the most refreshing publishing houses you are likely to meet anywhere. Much enthusiasm, much talk (in English) and much warmth at the event and in general. Small countries are in the ascendant!
This is a small gallery of snaps from the city and event. Click final pic for very short video with Drazen Dragojevic (chair) and Miha Haas (piano).