Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Invitation to my blog "Britta's Happiness of the Day"

 



This time I want to invite you to my "favourite child" - my blog "Britta's Happiness of the Day", https://burstingwithhappiness.blogspot.com. 

I combine a photo that I have taken with a poem - this time it is "Queen Anne's Lace" (Daucus carota), a wildflower that always fascinates me with its little dark spot in the middle of it, accompanied by the breathtaking poem by William Carlos Williams, "Queen Anne's Lace"

I translated it into German (sometimes I am so crazy to translate a German poem into English) - and I always write a comment - this time I indulged in plunging into the deep waters of biology, symbols and poetry. 

I am interested if you like it - and recommend to see it in the version as "flipchart" - a patchwork rug of photos (if you turn the photo, you see the poem). 


6 comments:

  1. Interesting blog. Have looked before from the link on your profile. I'd get mixed up maintaining more than one blog.

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  2. Dear Tasker, I had to solve a problem with website trackers - now I can answer to your comment.
    Yes: more than one blog is difficult - but these two are so different - and I don't expect comments on the poems, though of course I enjoy them very much - there I can muddle along with difficult translations (make the grey cells work), enjoy my photos in a context - and rediscover and choose poems - a joy for me.

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  3. Good idea. Did you know that Queen Ann's Lace are wild carrots?

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    1. Dear Mimmylynn, thank you, and yes, I knew that - and in my eyes that makes the special charm of the poem - it shows the female, but also the male aspect.
      People who eat the wild carrot - which one can do - must be attentive: it is easily mistaken with Hemlock, and that is utterly poisonous, as Sokrates was forced to drink.

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  4. I am already a fan of your companion blog, Britta! I think you having two such diverse blogs may have been the nudge which encouraged my own sidelines. It's enormous fun having different playgrounds to chose between when a creative urge grips :)

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    1. I was so glad to see your comment on the Happiness-blog, dear Pip!
      Long time ago there was a very small "community" of interpreters from blogland, then I wrote long time nothing. Nowadays I just enjoy the finding of poems that match with a special photo, and am very content and self-engrossed in that process - using the swing on that playground. :-)

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