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The best of the poems, photos, and meditations to appear on UPICTURE have now been collected in a book,  KILLERS IN TUTUS, available at Amazon.  Click here.  The cover photo appeared on November 2, 2012 in an essay on Fasching … Continue reading

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You never see it coming

. If you could see it coming there would be no slow motion in film, no Bernini, no Grecian Urn for Keats. Who tells you that, in the moment, all was slow time, they are so practiced, like waterfalls that … Continue reading

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“Congress shall make no law”

.   Of the congressi,   by the congressi ,   for the congressi. You might as well read a book, people. The congressi, like a dormant volcano, are not coming to your life.  The congressi have gone to the … Continue reading

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Giuseppe Penone, at Palazzo della Civilta Italiana, FENDI ROMA

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Cleveland — The Flats

. Ruin, wreck, wasteland, a Sunday morning poem, a green light for seagulls: Take it.  Take it out of itself.  Make fences flower, find rhythms in rust, there’s flats and sharps on this staff, if I make  it sing.

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Gelateria Fassi

. I am the only one left in this deserted gelateria, the only audience sustaining these lovers. Even the scoopers, who were flirting, are collecting their coats. It will be awkward, baggy lovers, soul-smooching with your cashmere gestures, for you … Continue reading

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the sculpture of Cosimo Carlucci of Lecce

Below, “Violenza” (1960)  and two other pieces by Cosimo Carlucci at the Museo Storico Citta di Lecce. Worth a trip to southern Italy just to see these.

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Snowy Christmas Creche in Lecce – Roman Amphitheater

. First snow in ten years so no cats in the ruins, no Pugliese in the vicolo, but lucky for us espresso and pasticiotto at I’vino, where an efficiency lives that belies Lecce’s streets.

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Le Panier quarter of Marseille

  At night, the steps up from the Vieux Port — you climb a bit faster.

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Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse

Sometimes the view from the roof…. is even better!

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