Provençal-influenced Dafydd ap Gwilym was one of the greatest mediaeval poets. In an insomniac moment last night, I thought I saw a fleeting resemblance between his ffwrch ffoawdr,/Rhediad wybren (antlered fugitive,/with the cloud’s swiftness) and Joan Oliver/Pere Quart’s cérvol/stag, illustrated by Xavier Nogués:
rooted in the wind…
- Bestiaries (i): the zebra
Once upon a time Pere Quart (Joan Oliver to his friends) composed some often wickedly funny verses that were published with
- Geologically-based racial theory of Spain
A cloud of fruit flies have crawled in through Miquel Coll i Alentorn’s ear and devoured his brain.
- Should be some good Spanish bars in Walworth…
This fascinating map by Oliver O’Brien shows the most popularly spoken language after English for each London ward. The data is
- Crane spirit
When I went out this morning onto the Rambla del Raval, a man was standing up on the boom of the
- Canute, defeated by the waves, will nevertheless fix your plumbing
New business card from Barcelona’s best odd-job man.