Zum Tode von Nicanor Parra

Zu Ehren des am 23.1.2108 im Alter von 103 Jahren verstorbenen Antidichters Nicanor Parra erschien im Feuilleton von Fixpoetry das Gedicht Me retracto de todo lo dicho und dessen Übersetzung Ich nehme alles Gesagte zurück (übertragen von Johannes Beilharz).

The future haiku

I started liking 
pix of cats and dogs – what will 
I click in future?

– Iself (© 2018)

So I’ve been clicking on little hearts or thumbs up under pictures of domestic animals. Mind you, I only started doing this with the advent of Facebook, tumblr, etc. Makes me feel part of mainstream or something like that. I guess!

Before that people had to walk around with their animals to get appreciation. Progress!

At least people still seem to have real cats, dogs, canaries, rabbits, rats and mice.

But, like any fad or fashion, this is bound to blow over sooner or later. Or to get replaced by more advanced technology.

Looking forward to it. Or rather not?