Friday, July 28, 2006

Always greener

Such a glorious morning. Magnificent. I could go on. Adjective after adjective. The day teases me through the glass. Every coin has two sides. Every fence. The far grass looks especially green this morning.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Happy Ending

After they had not made love
she pulled the sheet up over her eyes
until he was buttoning his shirt:
not shyness for their bodies - those
they had willingly displayed - but a frail
endeavour to apologise.

Later, though, drawn together by
a distaste for such 'untidy ends'
they agreed to meet again; whereupon
they giggled, reminisced, held hands
as though what they had made was love -
and not that happier outcome- friends.

Fleur Adcock

Artist/Marc Chagall

Saturday, July 15, 2006

My Architect: A son's journey

Louis Kahn, one of the 20th Century's most influential architects, died in 1974. Alone. In a railway station restroom. He remained unidentified for three days. He left behind a wife, two mistresses and three children. Twenty years later, his son, Nathaniel Kahn, haunted by the obscurity surrounding his father('s death), embarks on a personal journey to discover as much as he can about the man he knew to be his father despite the shadowiness of his knowledge about him. My Architect (2003), is the documentary film about Nathaniel's search for answers. It is a remarkable film. More than a biographical piece, it explores, albeit implicitly, the relationship between the design and the designer. The film is an immensely compelling and moving journey into human complexity, art and identity. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Photograph/Nathaniel and Louis Kahn

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Has always been

What was has always been.
What is has aways been.
And what will be has always been.
Photograph/Liz March

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

From last night's glass

vinaceous: having the colour of red wine

and while the coffee sploshed
aloft with spurtling sound
from last night's glass he washed
the dried vinaceous ground

Tyl von Randow, ever the inimitable wordsmith

Wine/Goldwater Estate, Waiheke Island NZ

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Kereru in silhouette

Kereru: native NZ wood pigeon
silhouette: an outline that appears dark against a light background
Photographer/Liz March

Sunday, July 02, 2006


Just a glimpse of the dominant female blackbird partaking of a late lard and seed breakfast on the highly popular feeding platform.

Photographer/Liz March