Saturday, July 25, 2009

At The Supermarket

"Special offer!"
No customer wants
brown strawberrries.
A boy can't find
his favorite ice cream.
Vanilla taste
doesn't solve the problem.
At the exit
a Jehovah's witness tells me
that the end of the world
is near.
And I just have bought
six bottles of shampoo ...

(AW, 2009)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert; Halde Haniel, Bottrop -- art of Agustín Ibarrola (2009)

summer wind --
the toy airplane loses
a wing
(AW, July 2009)

Bottrop is a neighbortown of my hometown Oberhausen. In Bottrop you can visit the famous Halde (slag heap) Haniel which has been greened over. On the Halde Haniel you will find a lot of beautiful plants, butterflies, a big cross, stations of the cross (Pope John Paul II visited this place), modern art (see the photo) and more.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert, in our garden

Invitation to visit


(not far away ... -- just a few steps ...):


Monday, July 06, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert, vending machine in Kyoto (2007)

I mentioned the yellow parasol before (see below). It was so hot in Kyoto in May 2007. And there were a lot of women with parasols. We went to Takashimaya (department store) and looked for things which could help us in the sun ... Now I use this parasol in the German summer ...

a memory:

Cool green tea!
When I cross the street
I will taste it

(AW, 2009)

photo: Martin G. Wienert; former cooling towers, Zeche Zollverein (2009)

day in July
a child looks up at
the cooling tower

day in July
father's explanations about
the cooling tower

day in July
with my yellow parasol
near the cooling tower

(AW, 2009)

cooling towers are part of my Ruhrgebiet-(Ruhr-area)world, you find them in many cities of the region where I live -- it was so strange, we (kids) heard often the expression cooling tower but there w
as no cooling for us in the summer heat (the cooling towers had only a nice name ... they were used for industrial purposes)

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert, and again Zeche Zollverein (2009)

"In summer, the song sings itself."
(William Carlos Williams)

William Carlos Williams: