1206-2021

Published on Mondays, with columns by Artists and Writers
Published since 2002, an Ocean and Pounds publication

 

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Taking Notes
by Jeff Jackson

 
“ Harbour View “, looking south from Portas do Sol, Lisbon, 2020.

 

Greenwood
by Kai Chan


Collage #3, 2021

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The Photograph
coordinated by Kamelia Pezeshki


From the series “Pahlevan Never dies” (“Pahlevanan Nemimirand”), Manoocher by Semco Salehi
Illustration based on film and digital photography 2020

 

“Pahlevan Never dies” (“Pahlevanan Nemimirand”) is a collection of 9 digital images using film and digital photography with a focus on forgotten myths of “Pahlevani”, which it’s a form of Iranian male heroism and athleticism. “Pahlevans” were Persian warriors that were known for their bravery and sportsmanship. Back in the day, people considered “Pahlevans” as a symbol of reverence. There are many poems and tales about their valiancy and virtue. These tales have been exaggerated over the years to the extent that they have lost their practical meaning. Today, a minority group of Iranians still believe in “Pahlevan” culture. This group is mostly comprised of men from older generations with the exception of few young enthusiasts. They practice the athletics as a group, while they cherish and practice the philosophy of Pahlevani. The place in which they practice called “Zoorkhaneh”. It is important to highlight that being a “Pahlevan” is a male only traditional and “Zoorkhaneh” is a male only gym, where men practice traditional workout to the tunes of live traditional drumming. Unfortunately, both the tradition of being a “Pahlevan” and “Zoorkhaneh” (gym) are on the verge of extinction. The images are a combination of Western Popculture and Qajar era stoneprints. Each image is manipulated to showcase the exaggerated tales of “Pahlevani”. They also display the imported western advertising influence in such traditional culture.

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CHEEZ
by Fiona Smyth

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Poem a Week
by Gary Michael Dault

 

The Stationary Moon
 
the stationary moon
a pencil stub
could write
a grocery list
 
this moon
a heel of chalk
a marble nipple
cracked
by telescope
 
moon floater
on my retina movie
plays all night
 
ol’ moon
dry crusted
by dawn
fading fast
into somebody’s poem



 

Aotearoa
by Madeleine Slavick 思樂維


There is room for all of us.

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a poem
by Kam Ping Hing 金炳興

遺愛

伊夜夜開出殉愛的蘆花

城垣下 遺留三頃濕草地

我渡過河西 河西盡多無名塚

南飛紫燕 原缺少季節情

伊曝在洋臺的雙腿 冒起狼煙

霧盡 仍不見茂密的矮松枝

落在低窪的火焰 有待

三更半夜一壇折子戲

好教演韋馱的 把佛牙獻出來



伊在滿是秋汛的托缽裡

埋下顛沛 埋下羞怯 埋下年齡

千里艨艟 橫亙晨昏通道

我遂不辨龍首龍尾 甲板純度

赤身攀上桅頂 扯下旛旗

正宮炮位常接力

兩翼蹄印不屏風

伊說 若在雪地奔跑過

又那在乎一夜翻騰的冒昧



伊在輾轉反側中發芽

把槳聲的一邊 盪向另一邊

半帶泥濘 半帶笑

鬱我整個焚香的上午

茅舍的高呼與長鳴

我攤卧梧州的河上行宮

抓緊舷邊殘缺的竹簾

當砲火烹我 砧聲震我

伊豈代替這一場論辯



小睏仍待採菱日 這一陣

動機都徘徊不前




初稿 1966




photograph by Lee Ka-sing

 

DOUBLE DOUBLE issue 1203-2021

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CONTENTS: Hollian Thesaurus II - Jinx, in front of Hong Kong Harbour, circa 1994. Photographed and written by Holly Lee

 

Travelling Palm Snapshots
by Tamara Chatterjee

 



Uzbekistan (November, 2019) – I'd never felt the elation of standing surround by a visual maze of geometry, it was a new consciousness. The only way to convey the sensation; is akin to feeling overwhelmed, bewildered and amazed at the same time. I felt turned around and unable to focus, a literal equivalent to a kid in a candy store. Glimmering mosaic tiles in repetition, creating a rhythmic, heart-thumping excitement inside my core.


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From the Notebooks (2010-2021)
by Gary Michael Dault

From the Notebooks, 2010-2021.
Number 114: The Painter (January 26, 2016--December 3, 2021).

 

Leaving Taichung Station
by Bob Black



紅燒肉 and Apple

Suddenly,
winter breaks through the window barking
in the den of night trolling for bite
and I am up and about and cannot outwit its pursuit
as it pries apart my bones from the fat caging my heart and sleep
all the while
you were an ocean and eleven time zones away,
awakening.
Long is the day in search of words and warmth.
Long the line that measures the notebook blue-spaced white between us.

Later,
like a black branch bowed beneath the tug of all that hibernal wind,
I sniff out food and recipes that will warm and wind me down
to earth the way breeze from the sea settles 九份 cool longing,
downward like rust and ore and peanut-braised creme.
And I find, in the algebra of 紅燒肉 and maple and apple, your voice
and we were one
though you were an ocean and eleven time zones away,
scootering off to sleep.

Short is the night of making rhyme from beast.
Short is the space between the syllables of your name and my cutlery.

Then,
mark the wind and the minnows teething at our ankles and heart,
mark the way the fork fell and the fat splattered and stained my shirt.
If only they were your accented words perched elliptical upon your lips
as lentil and laughter and letting-go.

When I dispatch the winter with meal,
I race toward you and wondering:
who triangulates an ocean and eleven time zones?
The heart and the stomach know neither distance nor spaced conundrum.

Thus, from all that tribometry,
to you, even in winter, full-bellied,
I wobble and space my hope toward home.


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ProTesT
by Cem Turgay

 

Caffeine Reveries
by Shelley Savor


There Was Snow

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