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This world is so wide that, even if you flitted around and around it, you would never reach the end of it. This blog is a collage of more or less literary and humorous, outlandish or sometimes even serious glimpses at this great wide world.
2024-05-14 15:11
 But, more importantly, what is its content?– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2024)NoteInspired by a similarly titled poem by Kathryn Bevis, which has lots of detailed content, I ca… Read More
A Man Needs A Maid
2024-04-23 07:34
That was one particular April in 2014, when it had been drizzling, raining cats and dogs and hailing in turn and I was working at this farm somewhere in the boonies of southern Germany, wher… Read More
The Drab Streets Haiku
2024-04-22 15:59
Read today we shouldall be grateful for any-thing and everything– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2024)NoteI really did read that today somewhere on the oh so social media. “Anything an… Read More
2024-04-05 16:05
 Dedicated to AlessandroThere we go.And now.That’s what I need.Next.A bucket.This goes here.Shit.Dropped it all.A broom.Now what.Needs to dry.What is this.Nothing.Damn.No way.Next… Read More
A Korean Move
2024-03-05 17:53
Drop sideways ontobed in desperation, thensad eyes on pillow– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2024)NoteInspired by watching yet another South Korean TV series – Dr. Slump (2024). The ph… Read More
2024-02-29 12:35
Stout Roma womanseated on a concrete blockoutside the marketShe had removed one sock and was massaging thetoes of her bare foot– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2024)NoteThe truth and no… Read More
Linger On
2024-02-04 12:11
Linger on,you pale blue lightAnd it did linger on,pale and blueBut just how longand what followed – light or shade – I do not knowafter the night’s weighty l… Read More
A Lazy Sunday Afternoon Haiku
2024-01-21 18:13
Sunny afternoon,late January. At homealone, cat sleeping.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2024)NoteRazor edge of time reporting, glimpse of a time span that lasted for a while. I’d act… Read More
Photography Haiku
2024-01-18 08:42
Found out this morningI have neither spider web photos nor smoke pix– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2024)NotesI’ve been known to participate in some photography challenges where… Read More
Old Movie
2024-01-13 13:38
“That’s an old movie – you can tell by the cell phones they’re using.”– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2024)NoteThis was said by a relatively young person (born… Read More
Critical Can Opener
2024-01-06 15:51
There’s nothing wrongwith this poem.No need to look for it.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2024)NoteA variation of Richard Brautigan’s poem of the same title, in which he says … Read More
At CHouse
2023-12-30 19:02
A bartender who looks like Sandra the Hawaiian from Superstore mixed my drink this evening.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2023)NoteThe year’s about to end, so I decided to treat myse… Read More
What Do I Remember
2023-12-15 11:53
What do I rememberof this light-weight dayabove the hillside,above dark shadows,looking at blazing whiteclouds in the distance?– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2023)NoteLet’s leave it… Read More
2023-11-27 18:16
Girl on metro is recording a voice message: “Sorry there were no advent calendars with 31 doors, so I had to get one with 24. Is that okay?” Read More
My Name Is Luka – An Ultrashort Poem
2023-11-24 16:27
My name is LukaNow playingNote For those not familiar, here's the song by Suzanne Vega from 1987 this alludes to:Other than that:Just don't ask me what it was.– Leonard Blumfeld (&copy&hell…Read More
2023-10-24 11:29
A grinderis digging into the wallpainfullyAnd there’snothingI can do about it– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2023)NoteThe reported truth and nothing but. I could have added “exc… Read More
2023-07-11 15:48
Thomas Stearnswas wrong:July is the cruellest month,sandwiched between Juneand August, which arealmost as cruel if measuredby the unbearable heat herein the Roman stone desertwhich comes imm… Read More
Dream No. 181
2023-07-01 09:02
Had a dream last nightin which, try as I might,I could not rememberwhat George Harrisonlooked like.This greatly upset mein the dream, himbeing my favoriteBeatle and all. 10-foot pole ta… Read More
How To Do Europe In Five Days
2023-06-05 19:04
 Jackie and Jilly, who used to be friends and colleagues while both lived in L.A., are finally meeting again at a bar in Boise, Idaho, for the first time in years.“I hear you went… Read More
2023-06-03 19:57
Kiss your own palm ecstatically while LOLand jumping up and down– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2023)NotesGestural cloning is an essential part of (aspiring to) social media popularity… Read More
A Moocher Haiku
2023-05-11 17:30
A haiku and Iwere having coffee at Star-Bux. You pay! it said.– Leonard BlumfeldPainting by J. B. with a little help from Artifice. As can be clearly seen, the haiku is only present in… Read More
Balzac, Balzac
2023-05-11 15:23
“Balzac, Balzac ... that rings a bell. Wait – wasn’t he the gasman? Or the notary? Not sure which.”An English-language take on Léo Ferré’s lyric… Read More
Seamstresses Bent Over Sewing Machines
2023-04-27 17:19
AI art is a hot item in the crypto art collection scene and currently creates an enormous amount of hype. To investigate this hoopla a little bit myself, I went to one of the online generato… Read More
Las Palabras Y Los Días
2023-04-23 13:41
Tambiénhay unos díassin palabras– Leonardo Blumfeld (© 2023)NotaHoy me he metido en vena castellana, inspirada por el libro de Octavio Paz con el título arrib… Read More
A Dad Joke
2023-03-23 14:43
A dad jokeTwo peas are rolling along on the floor.Says one to the other: Watch out! There is a step                         … Read More
Ala Goes On A Walk With Grandpa
2023-02-23 14:58
“Got to keep your eyeson the ground, Ala!” – “Why? Arethere snakes?” – “No, dog shit.”– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2023)NoteThis year's fi… Read More
How I Got Cheated By A Machine
2023-02-12 17:28
A true story from the AI ageOn the machine, it said in big writing and with many illustrations, “Print photos from your Instagram.” There were no instructions, so I thought maybe… Read More
2023-02-06 17:04
Ever since there’s a cat in the houseeveryone responds to his calls in meows.Now, if it all were a bit clearertrue communication would be much nearer.– Felix Morgenstern (©… Read More
2023-01-11 16:24
The year’s first haikuBla ble bli blo blu.Foreign: blé blö blä blò blù.And so are you too.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2023)NoteUndoubtedly not a goo… Read More
Wall Art / New Delhi, India
2023-01-09 09:21
 Wall art found on a wall inside a house in New Delhi, India. Analog picture taken with a Diana Mini toy camera on Fuji C-200 film, scanned from negative and subjected to some cropping Read More
Steely Dan & Steeleye Span
2022-12-03 12:00
An imaginary dialog“Huh?”“I get ‘em mixed up, that’s all.”“What? They’re worlds apart.”“But they sound similar.”“Get y… Read More
2022-12-03 08:43
Fox's joy is rabbit's cry.NoteRemembered from some not-so-long-ago fortune cookie. Perhaps more direct and comprehensible than some I've previously posted Read More
My Halloween Haiku
2022-10-29 16:39
Unbreak my heart, sangthe grey monster chained up at the dark Illy bar.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2022)NoteFirst-hand experience in Rome this afternoon as the whole city is gettin… Read More
Bombairiya (2019)
2022-10-23 14:06
Bombairiya is a 2019 Hindi film set, as the title implies, in Bombay - a combination of comedy / black comedy and crime -, directed by Pia Sukanya and starring Radhika Apte, Akshay Oberoi (s… Read More
Blues - A Haiku
2022-09-25 15:52
Irritable skythen a classy big blues runbecause of the greensby Shinji MurakamiNoteBlame it all on the greens! An Internet-generated haiku based on personal input. The author chose to delete… Read More
Be Prepared
2022-08-05 10:54
Be prepared. OK, but what for?Find out in this extended ghost story for a young audience by Anne Adeney (illustrations by Yannick Robert, Pocket Chillers series by Harcourt Education) Read More
The That’s Progress Haiku
2022-07-12 18:03
Some programmer got busy – made a box smaller,saving room for adz.– Leonard Blumfed (© 2022)NoteThe ugly truth and nothing but. Now that the Congrats box has been shrun… Read More
Suzhal – The Vortex
2022-07-07 15:29
Tamil thriller series (season 1, 8 episodes), released in June 2022 on Amazon Prime Video. Written, produced and created by Pushkar-Gayathri, directed by Bramma G. and Anucharan Murugaiyan… Read More
Pardon Me
2022-06-27 16:37
  if I sound naive, but is baited breath like badbreath? Would like to know.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2022)Photo by Anne Nygård on Unsplash Read More
The Melinda Haiku
2022-05-07 12:39
Dear Melinda, stopputting your label on all the apples you sell.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2022)NoteMelinda is probably Italy’s best known producer of apples and pears. Its… Read More
You Think I'm Lonesome? So Do I, So Do I
2022-04-25 05:26
Most mornings I wake up with a song going around in my head. Sometimes it's a song I've heard the day before, but mostly these songs crop up out of the blue sky. Like most of the dreams I ha… Read More
Gianmaria Testa: Aerial View
2022-04-23 11:05
Gianmaria Testa (right) in concert with Paolo Fresu. Ludwigsburg castle, Germany, June 2011. Photo by Johannes Beilharz.Aerial ViewOf this aerial view Almost nothing remainsThe ghost of… Read More
The Snot Catcher Haiku
2022-04-21 15:17
   Silver horseshoe dangling from mademoiselle’sdainty little nose.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2022)NoteI occasionally wonder whether there is a practical reason fo… Read More
All The Old Knives - Brief Film Review
2022-04-08 12:13
A brand new spy movie just out on Amazon Prime – All the Old Knives (USA 2022, directed by Janus Metz Pedersen), based on the eponymous novel by Olen Steinhauer (2015).Couldn’t s… Read More
The Unfashionable Haiku
2022-04-01 10:45
      Dedicated to my dear wife“No-one except youwears wide cord pants – I don’t wantto be seen with you!”– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2022) Read More
Slow March
2022-04-01 10:35
When I posted the preceding haiku, I realized that I had not posted a single thing in all of March.Guess I didn't have anything to say that couldn't wait 😃. However, I also went… Read More
How To Become A Bitcoin Millionaire
2022-02-21 15:38
It’s actually quite easy! Have faith in the Bitcoin mails in your spam folder that arrive from all the generous and anonymous benefactors that miraculously deposit amazing amounts… Read More
One Of Us Is Lying
2022-02-20 12:03
Melissa Collazo as Maeve in One of us is lying (2021)Mystery drama from 2021 (developed by Erica Saleh, based on the young adult novel of the same title by Karen McManus), currently showing… Read More
The Quarantine Haiku
2022-01-17 15:07
Cat’s going crazyfrom being cooped up. So am I – in inner ways.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2022)NoteMy own personal quarantine is over, thank God. However, all the rest… Read More
The Tender Bar
2022-01-13 17:51
The Tender Bar (2021, directed by George Clooney, starring Ben Affleck, Daniel Ranieri, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, Christopher Lloyd)Whatever rode George Clooney - whom I generally respect bot… Read More
The Corona Haiku
2022-01-10 08:10
Life dictated by fever and saturation readings – sheer terror.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2022)NoteSome reality from my battle with the virus. A bloody oxygen reading of… Read More
I’m Doing Nearly Nothing
2022-01-09 15:52
Ab Har Ho Bhola Nahin Bane - Pandit Mallikarjun MansurFourth day of dreamilylistening to Mallikarjun Mansur -always the same songs.Nothing much is happening – I’m not listen… Read More
Labordeta - Aragón
2022-01-07 16:49
José Antonio LabordetaAragón   Polvo, niebla, viento y sol,Donde hay agua una huerta.Al Norte los Pirineos:Esta tierra es Aragón.Al Norte los PirineosAl Sur la… Read More
Rainy December Day
2021-12-02 11:52
It’sasif achasse d’eau werecontinually being pulled today, and all grey.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)NoteSo I’ve come back to a form (fibonacci) I used to pra… Read More
Current Trends In Spam
2021-10-26 10:22
An excerpt from my gmail spam inboxBrand new: funeral plan offers! Wow, can't wait to get one of those plans from a surely entirely trustworthy source.Old faithfuls for the last year or so:… Read More
2021-10-11 07:16
Rain, umbrella andwind conspire to lift me uplike Flying Robert.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)NotePretty much that kind of weather here in Rome this morning of October 11, 2021. Insp… Read More
2021-10-02 10:57
Can’t tie my shoes – cat’s playing with the strings.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)NoteA seriously underfilled specimen of the form, but based on nothing but re… Read More
The Sad Truth Haiku
2021-09-17 17:31
Can’t bring myself toread poems that are longerthan ten lines or so.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)NotesFirst of all – why should this truth be sad? Only for myself, I mus… Read More
Desperate Heroine
2021-09-04 08:41
Film still from the Tamil thriller Aadai (2019), which can be streamed on Amazon Prime.Despite the trite synopsis (something like "A young woman finds herself naked in an empty building afte… Read More
2021-08-26 16:35
A gadget, a card,several USB cables.Hot, tedious hours.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)NoteHad nothing specific to say (seems to happen often ... I’m speechless in view of what&r&hell…Read More
2021-08-05 10:37
I called my flyPrezzemolo becauseit has one green eye– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)Note“Prezzemolo” is Italian for “parsley”.Photo by Phillip Larking on Unspl… Read More
2021-06-19 07:15
A bark echos an-other bark, joined by more bark,two more – a chorus.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)NoteNow you know what’s happening around here at 9 o’clock on a Sa… Read More
Mare Of Easttown
2021-06-10 12:46
Watched the first two episodes of Mare of Easttown, an HBO crime series released in spring of 2021. It is directed by Craig Zobel and stars Kate Winslet (who is also one of the executive pro… Read More
2021-06-10 12:11
It is foolish to expect a cat to lay eggs.Source: fortune cookie. Another definition of what fools might expect, I guess. Along the lines of the commonly quoted (and usually misattribut… Read More
The Flowers Of Speech Haiku
2021-05-11 13:46
Have been throwing kindregards with every e-mail.Please return in kind.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)NotesNone (the truth and nothing but) Read More
2021-04-21 10:15
In the shweet shugarThese sour mulleinA tall bravery✧✧✧✧✧In the silent queryThis mute abyssA menacing sweep✧✧✧✧✧In the s… Read More
Example Of A 3rd Person Biography
2021-04-09 14:52
“A windy and somniferous birdwatcher, Lean Mean Moran is an ambitious young dynamic emerging writer who roams the high and low lands and some more or less dubious neighborhoods of a le… Read More
The Onset Of Dementia Haiku
2021-03-17 13:00
Could not rememberAlka Yagnik. Thought her namestarted with an S.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)NotesManaged to remember this super-important piece of poetry for several hours after c… Read More
2021-02-14 11:11
Some nasty littleyapper is spitting venomoutside and loves it.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)NoteThat too on Valentine’s day – when everything’s supposed to be lovey… Read More
Baghdad Central: We Leave Tomorrow
2021-02-04 11:48
Still picture from the British crime thriller series Baghdad Central (2020), based on the novel by Elliott Colla from 2014. The gripping and beautifully filmed series follows Iraqi poli… Read More
2021-01-18 14:04
Look at its eyes! Theirsparkle! Its luscious lips! Its cheeks! Their modest blush!– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)NoteNothing to be added. Could have made it even prettier if I ha… Read More
2021-01-10 18:57
Rain. Regen. बारिश.Pioggia. All day long ilpleut. ¡Para, lluvia!– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)NoteLet’s hope this multilingual admonishment… Read More
2021-01-03 10:55
Rain. Rain. Rain. Rain. Rain.A little lull. Rain. Drops. Rain.Puddle. Rain. Rain. Rain.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2021)NoteThat is the poetic razor-edge-of-time report on the weather i… Read More
2020-12-20 15:56
Field marshal, felled bystroke while jogging at minus forty. Passed on plane.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)NoteRefers to German field marshal Walter von Reichenau, responsible f… Read More
2020-12-10 14:19
And when I swanned myself again, I had become my own swimmer, my own beak.Attributed to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, translator and source unknown.NotesCame across this on a social network pag… Read More
Another Instructional Haiku
2020-11-24 18:23
Silence, when gettingtoo heavy, must be relieved.How about a shriek?– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)NoteActually, I was going to write about my own silence getting too heavy, i.e. not… Read More
The Desperate Letters Haiku
2020-10-19 16:54
Writing half-witheredletters to Sea, the under-standing blue houseplant– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)Note:Inspired by a haiku by N. Gutierrez, turned inside out and deformed in other… Read More
The James Schuyler Haiku
2020-10-06 14:16
He had Brahms and Bruno Walter – both long dead – engaged inlively conversation.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)NoteAll true! See James Schuyler’s poem A Man in… Read More
My Life As A Hunter And Gatherer
2020-10-04 17:37
was short-lived. I could not kill animals and found only acorns to eat.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)NoteThere are some, mostly male chauvinists, who proclaim that they wer… Read More
The Dark Day Haiku
2020-09-23 11:52
Carry a flashlightto walk the streets of Rome – itis that dark today.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)NoteThe truth and nothing but. The seemingly endless scorchers of summer 2020… Read More
2020-09-16 08:58
Put the cookie inyour mouth, sip coffee, waituntil soggy, down.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)NoteThere are people with dunking problems, e.g. if the cookie disintegrates when dunked… Read More
Leave A Note
2020-09-10 15:33
 Played around with one of Jennifer Dewalt's sites called Leave A Note.These are notes I left:No idea why I was thinking of the Beatles, but this sure was fun, like many other of her si… Read More
2020-08-26 17:42
Oh no! What now? Sowe’re fucked? Can’t be all true, noway, Ho Say! Right-ho.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)NoteI seem to remember having written and posted a monosyllabic… Read More
2020-07-30 16:38
Smells blood, lands on you, inserts stinger, injectssaliva, sucks your blood.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)NotesMosquitos: one of the worst parts of creation ever invented. And… Read More
The Laura Nyro Haiku
2020-07-05 16:58
I like her looks more than her singing and songs. Strange as it may seem.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)NoteThe plain truth. Someone on tumblr recently posted a song by Laur… Read More
2020-06-08 09:30
Walking around likea tiger in a cage – Micro-soft is updating.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)NotesThe truth and nothing but. Well, except that I didn’t really turn into a… Read More
2020-06-02 09:04
In my back a sound – if short, it’s the rolling ofa tire, if long: rain– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)NoteIt turned out to be short. Since there was no engine noise… Read More
2020-04-03 16:27
She wanted a lifeas perfect as what you seein advertising.– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2020)NoteOne of the common experiences with advertising is that you don't necessarily get what was… Read More

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