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Drinking Alone Under the Moon

A jug of wine among flowers
I drink alone, for there’s no companion.
I raise the cup and invite the moon,
With my shadow we become three.
Of course the moon does not understand drinking;
The shadow purposelessly traces my body.
But I accompany the moon and the shadow anyway
The pursuit of pleasures must continue until the spring.
The moon wanders as I sing;
The shadow rattles when I dance.
Still sober, we share our joys;
After drunk, each goes its way.
Permanently joined for feelingless journeys–
Perhaps to the remote Milky Way.

-by 李 白 (Li Bai) (701-762)

tr Burton Watson, 1986

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Still I Rise – Poem by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

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Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander is an American photographer and artist. In the 1960s and 1970s Friedlander evolved an influential and often imitated visual language of urban “social landscape,” with many of his photographs including fragments of store-front reflections, structures framed by fences, posters and street signs.

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Images resources: http://www.moma.org/collection/artists/2002?locale=en

 

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MATTHIAS HEIDERICH

Matthias Heiderich, a self taught photographer lives and works in Berlin.  His abstract, minimalistic architectural photographs depict a fantastical, futuristic vision of urban landscape.

Check out these stunning photos!

 

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Colour Berlin 1

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Colour Berlin 2

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Studien 1

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Studien 4

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Ost West 1

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Ost West 2

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Southbound 1

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Southbound 2

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UAE 1

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UAE 2

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Fragment 1

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Fragment 2

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Spektrum Zwei 1

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Spektrum Zwei 2

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Spektrum Eins 1

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Spektrum Eins 2

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Reflexiones 1

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Reflexiones 2

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Reflexionen Eins 1

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Reflexionen Eins 2

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Reflexionen Zwei 1

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Reflexionen Zwei 2

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Reflexionen Drei 1

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Reflexionen Drei 2

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Northbound 1

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Northbound 2

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System Layers I

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System Layers I

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System Layers II

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System Layers II

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System Layers III

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System Layers III

All pictures on on this blog © Matthias Heiderich, 2016.

Too see more amazing work by Mathhias Heiderich, please visit:

http://www.matthias-heiderich.de/

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