(…it is still 2020)
In this pandemic year it is a very difficult thinking about Halloween,
however here is something you can still come up with.
Taking a cue
from the labyrinthine Venice and the name ancient Venetians gave to
small streets inside the city.
As a semi-professional wanderer in the city I found these locations
interesting and their names matching a halloweenesque feeling,
at least I believe few cities in the world have similar
Alley of Murders (Rio Tera’ dei Assassini)
Bridge of Rippers (Ponte dei Squartai)
Alley of Deads (Calle dei Morti)
i love you all
all photographs taken by rinaldo rasa,
last week of october in venice, italy
saturday october 31, 2020
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
thanks everybody !
thursday october 31, 2019
halloween party two photographs by rinaldo rasa 2006
i ask to you dear aficionados, please do not divulgate thi(e)s(e) picture(s) outside the experienceofthinking
tuesday october 31 2017