Sunday, 6 January 2008

Wrathful Black Hawks

Wrathful black hovering hawks
chopping the air
in an afternoon haze

Wrathful black hawks
shadow boys playing
Exploring a rustic
lifeless car shell

bright bolts flashin'
raeburns glinting
sounds of earnest radio instruction

Wrathful black hawks
smelling no prey
whir off in sync
down the sun-baked highway

Peter Burton

January 2008

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Brechts' Short Stories -simply Wonderful !


The only volume of Brecht's fiction in English

Casual wickedness, moral hypocrisy, determined self-interest - such are the familiar residents of Brecht's fictional world. These thirty-seven short stories, together with a fragment of a short novel, comprise the complete collection of known finished stories. The tales in this volume range from the grotesquely mordant to the lightly farcical, and show Brecht to be just as a strong an innovator in fiction as he was in drama. The collection comes from all periods of Brecht's life and the Introduction by the Editors sets Brecht's fiction in context alongside his dramatic and theoretical works.

The "bluntest, the most direct of this century's great writers" (Paul Bailey)

http://www.methuen.co.uk/titles.php/itemcode/536

Sam Cooke



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Cooke

Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come Lyrics

I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh and just like the river I've been running ever since
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

It's been too hard living but I'm afraid to die
Cause I don't know what's up there beyond the sky
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

I go to the movie and I go downtown
somebody keep telling me don't hang around
It's been a long, a long time coming
[A Change Is Gonna Come lyrics on http://www.metrolyrics.com]

But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother
And I say brother help me please
But he winds up knocking me
Back down on my knees

Ohhhhhhhhh.....

There been times that I thought I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

G8 protests and USA photos 2005

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7711764@N03/