What is the weight of joy? Photograph by D Young. New Orleans Mardi Gras 1984. A street drain is leaning halfway into the ground as oak tree roots grow around it on South Claiborne in New Orleans on Thursday, August 10, 2017. (Photo by Chris Granger, The Times-Picayune) Sonnet: Forty-six Tons of Mardi Gras Beads... Continue Reading →
Basilica do Bom Jesus Victor’s mission begins The dawn sun picks at the hilltop Shadows and silence in the valley Victor packs side saddles on his bike Makes the final check of supplies Three coils of rope: cotton, hemp, nylon Flares and spikes and entrenching tools Bicycle repair kit with extra screws and bolts and... Continue Reading →
Encountering Sam Beckett On my walk yesterday afternoon I swear I came upon a phantom Sam Beckett waiting for god alone In the sun bright in the middle of The intersection of rue Voltaire And rue de la Résistance wearing A long black coat with a high collar Striking a pose like a character in... Continue Reading →
December in New York City Today’s whisper of icy, snowy weather incites helpless nostalgia bringing back the 80s and 90s with the first of December packing for our winter vacation taking our daily walk at New York Speed to get in shape for the pace of Gotham. Early on the scheduled morning we would lock... Continue Reading →
2017 Holiday scenes in old St. Paul, No. 1 begin to appear with this detail of a Christmas diorama Catalan santons (is that what santons are called in Catalunya?) . Photograph by D Young Crèche de Noël Rue Arago, St. Paul de Fenouillet, November 2017.
In the center of old St. Paul on a November afternoon, the bone-white columns of the platanes, the bronze symbol of sacrifice, the café, the silence. Photograph by D Young, November 2017.
November street journal draw inside the house the late chêne and hêtre gold nuggets aflame . Photographs by D Young
Photograph by D Young Street still life with traffic light. November 16, 2017. One of the basic situationist practices is the dérive, a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiences. Dérives involve playful-constructive behavior and awareness of psychogeographical effects, and are thus quite different from the classic notions of journey or stroll. —Guy Debord, Theory... Continue Reading →
John the Revelator We streetcar’d down- town cruising our morning on Canal this was about the time of the Challenger blowing up on take-off we went into Woolworth’s for roasted nuts talking Challenger ache for true a hobo at the checkout summed it up for everyone throwing out his arms shouting ain’t that Challenger just... Continue Reading →