Monday, December 23, 2013

holiday dog

here is the holiday dog, hoping that 2014 will find this blog a bit more active than it has been lately... happy holidays to those who follow the blog, as well as those who don't...

Friday, December 06, 2013

          “Take any sentence and print it backwards !
            sdrawkcab ti tnirp dna ecnetnes yna ekat !
            now redistribute the sentence on different lines
            ti tnirp dna
            ecnetnes yna

            and that’s how to write a phonetic poem !

i’ve always been interested in turning words around and repeating simple sentences. this probably comes from hearing my father sing nonsense songs from his native village of stcheleeves near prague, where his family  settled in the wake of napoleon’s russian campaign. stcheleeves means ‘o’bourg du chardonneret’ (i.e. goldfinch town) and that was something i was unlikely to forget.”

raoul housmann