URBAN “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
sunday september 29 2019
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,
Where all else goes I go,
where by nature rose
and laurel leaf go,too.
(Translated from Italian by Jonathan Galassi)
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.
Vo pellegrina, e tutto l’altro ignoro.
Vo dove ogni altra cosa,
Va la foglia di rosa,
E la foglia d’alloro.
monday september 23 2019