san gimignano: a city of medieval skyscrapers — ~ wander.essence ~ (Reblog)

We slept in a bit and ate a breakfast, whipped up by Mike, of scrambled eggs with spinach and cheese, apricot juice, a sliced nectarine and espresso. Before leaving for San Gimignano, we walked around the ancient manor of Fulignano, in which our apartment was housed, leaving our Airbnb by 9:40. manor of Fulignano manor […]

san gimignano: a city of medieval skyscrapers — ~ wander.essence ~

Haibun Poem: Amnesia

low angle photo of four high rise curtain wall buildings under white clouds and blue sky
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We found cameras in the rubble
of abandoned buildings
and started shooting.
We lived in ways which never matched 
those plush surroundings,
demolished before our eyes
to make way for the steel and glass –
an inferior civilisation tethered in debt.

Tell me what is real
Our amnesia is profound
Wake up to the dream

copyright Francis Barker 2020