Search Results for: poetry

Poetry Slam (6) Bear

It was my last bottle. But when you meet a bear, you share. He drank it full throttle. (Photographed in Novy Afon, Abkhazia. – But it’s nicer to meet bears who live in freedom.) Advertisements

Posted in Abkhazia, Photography, Travel | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

How to spot Poetry

This sentence is not poetry. This one is.

Posted in Language | Tagged | 2 Comments

Poetry Slam (5) Edward Snowden

“Hi”, said the guy, “I am the spy from Hawaii, but I had to get away.   I went to Hong Kong, but I couldn’t stay long.   I am still a spy and I would like to fly to … Continue reading

Posted in Language, Travel | Tagged , | 12 Comments

Poetry Slam (4) Running

Excuses? None. So I will go for a run in the sun. That should be fun!

Posted in Language, Sports | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Poetry Slam (3) Apple Maps

The travel poetry continues: I used an app called “Apple Map” but it was total crap and only showed a gap.  

Posted in Language, Maps, Technology, Travel | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Poetry Slam (2) Mumbai

After the raving applause for my first travel poem, here is another one: When I was in Mumbai I wanted to meet with a guy called Kai, but he did not reply.   Contrary to what should happen, the poetry … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Poetry Slam (1) Cigar

My first attempt at travel poetry: I went to the bazaar in Kandahar and bought a cigar from a guy called Bashar.   Don’t worry. I will continue to write predominantly in prose. (Zur deutschen Version.)

Posted in Afghanistan, Travel | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Book Review: “Young Philby” by Robert Littell

I don’t know why I go for historical fiction or alternative history again and again, when I should know by now that I’ll be annoyed or disappointed. In Young Philby, Robert Littell tries to flesh out the early life of … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Cold War, Germany, History, UK | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Is it Târgu Mureș or Tîrgu Mureș?

I have been living in this beautiful town in Transylvania for almost a year, yet hardly any of my foreign friends have visited me here. It’s not that they wouldn’t be interested, but it’s just too complicated to travel here … Continue reading

Posted in History, Language, Politics, Romania, Travel | Tagged | 38 Comments

Half-Time

Today I turn 39. Based on the statistical life expectancy in Germany I have another 39 years to live. It’s half-time in my life. If this was a football match, you would watch some commercials and listen to daft commentary by a former … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Philosophy, Time, Travel | Tagged | 34 Comments