2022. december 30., péntek


 This saying may be more easily understood if rephrased as: "The person that wants to learn to pray should go to sea." The quotation from German Lutheran reformer Philipp Melanchthon (1497 - 1560), or Welsh poet George Herbert (1593 - 1633) - "He that will learne to pray, let him goe to Sea" - reflects seafarers' long-standing conviction that at sea we find the ultimate in awe and terror.

2022. december 27., kedd



В Бишкеке открылась выставка венгерского художника Ороса Иштвана

This means that my traveling exhibition has arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The opening ceremony was held on December 13 at the International University of Kyrgyzstan. I wasn't there at the opening. I know from Péter Szederkényi, the organizer, that about 100-120 people attended the opening and someone recited my poem "Ima" in Russian.

2022. december 23., péntek


I just came across these photos. Serendipity? They were made in the Shakespeare & Company bookstore in Paris, if I remember correctly, in 2006. The quote painted on the wall appears to be a paraphrase of the Bible, although some say it comes from George Whitman, the store's former owner. "BE NOT INHOSPITABLE TO STRANGERS LEST THEY BE ANGELS IN DISGUISE" I do not know. In any case, with these pictures and this quote, I wish the readers of the Utisz Blog a blessed Christmas and a happy new year.