WHEATHER REPORT : sardines pumpink frank o’hara and jean-jacques rousseau

Last Day October 2019 some pictures I took for a gone month.
jean-jacques rousseau in venice
and what the french philosopher saw from his balcony

today is the last day of october and… halloween

some snapshot for the day.


… and a poem by Frank O’Hara

“Why I Am Not A Painter”

I am not a painter, I am a poet.
Why? I think I would rather be
a painter, but I am not. Well,

for instance, Mike Goldberg
is starting a painting. I drop
“Sit down and have a drink” he
says. I drink; we drink. I look
up. “You have SARDINES in it.”
“Yes, it needed something there.”
“Oh.” I go and the days go by
and I drop in again. The painting
is going on, and I go, and the
go by. I drop in. The painting is
finished. “Where’s SARDINES?”
All that’s left is just
letters, “it was too much,” Mike says.
But me? One day I am thinking of
a color: orange. I write a line
about orange. Pretty soon it is a
whole page of words, not lines.
Then another page. There should
so much more, not of orange, of
words, of how terrible orange is
and life. Days go by. It is even
prose, I am a real poet. My poem
is finished and I haven’t
orange yet. It’s twelve poems, I
it ORANGES. And one day in a
I see Mike’s painting, called



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thursday october 31, 2019

sunday wheather report : refrain in praise

JK 1922-1969
hey jack ! wherever you are

On the road is the story about a long wandering of conflicted characters thru a mysterious world. They live driving cars in a search of reality letting go to spontaneity, a lost innocence in the modern States during early 1950’s. A rebellion against the conformism.


That is the book cover of my book bought 50 years ago (november 1969) in a second-hand book stall. I finish reading the book in some weeks traveling by train, in those times the news that Kerouac died was on the front page. Italian translation is by Magda de Cristofaro and the foreword by Fernanda Pivano, the latter during the 1960s and 1960s a friend of beats. It is interesting to know that this translation remained identical until today, no one tried with alter it because is by now a classic although some parts have defects as creaking old viniles are part a special feeling.


This cover is from my first book in the original language, at that time (early 1980s) it was not so simple find english books. I bought this copy of OTR at a stand in Piazza San Marco, Libreria internazionale SanGiorgio Venezia (Italy).
The cover shows a detail from Athlete’s dream by Larry Rivers.




By comparing the different styles how OTR is presented we can understand how times change.

… papier-mâché mountains grew red as the great sun rose from the eastward plains.

Kerouac, Jack. On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics) (p. 45). Penguin Books Ltd. Kindle Edition.

During the glory days of internet worked a very nice mailing list of the Columbia University NYC … I found there a nice team of Beats they can teach us as the web is a friendly place …

The covers of OTR scanned from my books I have in my bookshelf.

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sunday october 27, 2019

sunday wheather report : venice in early autumn

Venice in Autumn, October 2019
From these pictures one could imagine a depopuleted city, but it is not ; Venice is full of nice people from all over the world as usual. Those snapshots result from my wandering, entirely mental points of view of the City, mostly a figurative expression … anyway … oh nevermind.
photographs taken by rinaldo rasa – october, 2019



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sunday october 20, 2019


wheather report : sunday october 6, 2019


street art in Venice

Exhibit” collected works 2018


Blub has been on Venice walls for a number of years. His work was noticed little, anyway here is a picture collection of  stencils I took during year 2018.

January 2018

December 2018



pictures taken by rinaldo rasa, 2018.

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sunday october 6, 2019