sunday wheather report, september 29 2019 : word camouflage


photograph credit to unknown author from my web archive


There are many strange things in the world. Our native tongue is initially a gaming experience, no need mention to filosophy of language, on the contrary we only need a dictionary.


A number of years ago I was reading my dictionary and… what a surprise! I’ve seen the word “Coca-Cola” and the symbol (Tm) trade-mark beside it. I thought of a world which every word has a copyright, copyright holders, and so on.


Hence the world of communication is not too different from economics and the proliferation of slang is a way to skip out royalties on behalf of right-holders ancestry.


Seem strange about this?


cat in venice, acqua alta bookstore, 2018 photograph by rinaldo rasa







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sunday september 29 2019


” equinox september 2019 “

Rinaldo Rasa

acrylic on bamboo paper handwritten




by Giacomo Leopardi

Where are you going,
tender little leaf,
so far from your bough?
The wind tore me away
from the beech where I was born.
Whirling as he flies, he spirits me
from wood to meadow
and from hill to valley.
I wander with him endlessly,
disregarding everything.
Where all else goes I go,
where by nature rose
and laurel leaf go,too.

(Translated from Italian by Jonathan Galassi)




Giacomo Leopardi


Lungi dal proprio ramo,
Povera foglia frale,
Dove vai tu? Dal faggio
Là dov’io nacqui, mi divise il vento.
Esso, tornando, a volo
Dal bosco alla campagna,
Dalla valle mi porta alla montagna.
Seco perpetuamente
Vo pellegrina, e tutto l’altro ignoro.
Vo dove ogni altra cosa,
Dove naturalmente
Va la foglia di rosa,
E la foglia d’alloro.




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monday september 23 2019