Scrapbook di Amos Poe

i have made a pact with the past
we kissed in the shadows. full
moon and a side­street that stretched into
the black hole of uncertainty.
i was taken aback, i danced for
hours and when the sun came up,
and i was lying in the gutter, i
picked myself out of the puke,
the naked stairs up to the room.
i slumped on the floor and slept for
two days. i called your name ­ among others.
— amos poe, 1979 —
(photo: peter bellamy)

i have made a pact with the past

we kissed in the shadows. full

moon and a side­street that stretched into

the black hole of uncertainty.

i was taken aback, i danced for

hours and when the sun came up,

and i was lying in the gutter, i

picked myself out of the puke,

the naked stairs up to the room.

i slumped on the floor and slept for

two days. i called your name ­ among others.

— amos poe, 1979 —

(photo: peter bellamy)

They say it’s your birthdayWell it’s my birthday too, yeahThey say it’s your birthdayWe’re gonna have a good timeI’m glad it’s your birthdayHappy birthday to you
— The Beatles

They say it’s your birthday
Well it’s my birthday too, yeah
They say it’s your birthday
We’re gonna have a good time
I’m glad it’s your birthday
Happy birthday to you

— The Beatles

amospoe:

“That night, after the movie, driving my father’s car along the country roads, I began to wonder how real the landscape truly was, and how much of a dream is a dream.” ― Don DeLillo, Americana

amospoe:

“That night, after the movie, driving my father’s car along the country roads, I began to wonder how real the landscape truly was, and how much of a dream is a dream.” 
― Don DeLilloAmericana

“There’s naught as nice as th’ smell o’ good clean earth, except th’ smell o’ fresh growin’ things when th’ rain falls on ‘em… and the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

“There’s naught as nice as th’ smell o’ good clean earth, except th’ smell o’ fresh growin’ things when th’ rain falls on ‘em… and the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” 

― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden

T.G.I.M.
— if its monday it must be good hair day —

T.G.I.M.

— if its monday it must be good hair day —

“I like unformed characters. This may be because, no matter how old I get, I am still unformed myself.”
— Akira Kurosawa

“I like unformed characters. This may be because, no matter how old I get, I am still unformed myself.”

— Akira Kurosawa

"I am not interested in rules or conventions. Photography is not a sport." 
—- Bill Brandt —-

"I am not interested in rules or conventions. Photography is not a sport." 

—- Bill Brandt —-

“I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.” 
― Huey P. Newton

“I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.” 

― Huey P. Newton

 ”You’d have to be daft as a brush to say you didn’t like Pink Floyd.”
— John Lydon —
 

 ”You’d have to be daft as a brush to say you didn’t like Pink Floyd.”

— John Lydon —

 

amospoe:

Pussycat, Pussycat, I love youYes, I do!You and your pussycat lips!You and your pussycat eyes!You and your pussycat nose!
— Tom Jones

amospoe:

Pussycat, Pussycat, I love you
Yes, I do!
You and your pussycat lips!
You and your pussycat eyes!
You and your pussycat nose!

— Tom Jones

- somewhere on the turkey-syria border -
She said “Where ya been ?” I said “No place special ?”She said “You look different” I said “Well I guess”She said “You been gone” I said “That’s only natural”She said “You gonna stay ?” I said “If you want me to, Yeah “.Isis oh Isis you mystical childWhat drives me to you is what drives me insaneI still can remember the way that you smiledOn the fifth day of May in the drizzling rain.
— Bob Dylan
(photo: john stanmeyer)

- somewhere on the turkey-syria border -

She said “Where ya been ?” I said “No place special ?”
She said “You look different” I said “Well I guess”
She said “You been gone” I said “That’s only natural”
She said “You gonna stay ?” I said “If you want me to, Yeah “.

Isis oh Isis you mystical child
What drives me to you is what drives me insane
I still can remember the way that you smiled
On the fifth day of May in the drizzling rain.

— Bob Dylan

(photo: john stanmeyer)

““I love making, I love doing. I love being to the full, I love everything which is not sitting and watching and copying and dead at heart… Do you know that every great thing in the history of art and every beautiful thing in life is actually what you call nasty or has been caused by feelings that you would call nasty? By passion, by love, by hatred, by truth. Do you know that?” 
― John Fowles, The Collector

“I love making, I love doing. I love being to the full, I love everything which is not sitting and watching and copying and dead at heart… Do you know that every great thing in the history of art and every beautiful thing in life is actually what you call nasty or has been caused by feelings that you would call nasty? By passion, by love, by hatred, by truth. Do you know that?” 

― John FowlesThe Collector