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Pottery Market 38/100 #100daysnewthings

AmmerseeThis year too the Pottery Market in Diessen am Ammersee was held during Ascension weekend.

Diessener Keramikpreis 2018
Monika Debus, Keramikpreis 2018

This Pottery Market is said to be one of Europe’s largest ceramics festivals! Each year over 160 potters from all over Europe meet in the Upper Bavarian town of Diessen on the shores of the beautiful Lake Ammersee. This year 170 potters from 16 countries participated.

Keramikmarkt, Diessen, Ammersee, The Diessener Ceramic Prize is internationally known and appreciated. This year, Monika Debus from Höhr-Grenzhausen, was awarded the ‘Diessener Keramikpreis 2018’ for her work on the theme of contrasts.

38/100 #The100DayProject #100daysnewthings  

 

In ‘Echoes 2’ 37/100 #100daysnewthings

Grateful to be included in ‘Echoes 2,’ the yearbook of the New Resonance Community and its 170 poets, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the New Resonance series!

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Echoes 2, Stella Pierides,

You can read the whole PDF in The Haiku Foundation Digital Library   

or you may wish to order print copies of the book (for $8 a copy) from createspace

Enjoy!

 

‘unfurling fronds’ translated into Chinese

unfurling fronds
my digital legacy
in the cloud

Gratitude! Originally included in Robert Epstein’s Beyond The Grave: Contemporary Afterlife Haiku, 2015, this haiku
has been translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu, 劉鎮歐 and included in Butterfly Dream!

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

展開的蕨葉
存儲在雲端平台中
我的數位遺產

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

展开的蕨叶
存储在云端平台中
我的数位遗产

 

‘Last Stop Before Salvation’ 33/100 #100daysnewthings

Today I came across a beautiful meditation on death and dying: Debiprasad Mukherjee & Gabriel Rosenstock’s lyrical and soulful collaboration: Last Stop Before Salvation
This is how their work is presented by the Culturium:

In this week’s guest post for The Culturium, Debiprasad offers us a window on the private world of those in the final days of their life ensconced in a hospice on the banks of the Ganges river. Coupled with Gabriel’s beautiful haiku, their collaborative offering is a moving and deeply profound meditation on the soul’s journey from this life to the next.

death, Ganghes,
Debiprasad Mukherjee, Last Stop Before Salvation – The Culturium

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The Intercultural Garden 32/100 #100daysnewthings

Today the association “Grow Up! Intercultural Garden Augsburg e.V.” opened its doors to the wider community. The association consists of:

About 65 families and individuals, people with secure residence status and refugees, rich and poor, healthy and sick, old and young, beginner and experienced gardeners, celebrate, talk, and laugh together there. 15 nations meet, organize, and form a community based on mutual help and tolerance.

Interkultureller Garten,Augsburg,communal garden,They run allotments, a communal bee-keeping project, a communal orchard; all part of the larger Cultural Park West of Augsburg. There are spaces for artists’ workshops, theatre etc. in this area, which was originally part of a US Army base.

Augsburg, Interkultureller Garten West,I visited them and marvelled at the relaxed, friendly atmosphere. I walked around the allotments, bought unusual tomato plants, ate exotic food, freshly cooked by the community members, listened to live music and felt as if I were in multicultural London.

pitta breadUnfortunately, the future of the garden is not secure, as the town plans to relocate the existing Cultural Park West facilities to the nearby old Gaswerke quarter. This leaves

Augsburg Kaserne, US Army Base,the community garden project open to an uncertain future. I hope the town planners and the intercultural authorities, especially since the society for the promotion of vocational and social integration initiated this project, realise the importance of this project and ensure its continuation and development.

Augsburg Garden32/100 #100daysnewthings, #the100dayproject

‘not breathing’ 20/100 #100daysnewthings

not breathing—

scent of plastic

in the air

Wuerzburg,Der Grosser Sitzende,haiga,

20/100 #The100DayProject #100daysnewthings #EarthDay

I read we even breathe plastics!

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/22/health/microplastics-land-and-air-pollution-intl/index.html

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I took this photo during a recent visit to Wuerzburg. It is the Großer Sitzende (Big Seated), north side of Wuerzburg Cathedral, a work by Maria Lehnen.