Parma haikus

Parma_Fog on the bridgesFog shrouds the city
Hidden opportunities
I can’t find my keys

…Four years and four months ago, I left Ireland after living there for ten years and moved to Parma, Italy, to attend a masters course. Part of the course was a writing workshop, where I came up with these gems of wisdom that I would not want to keep from you…

Nebel auf Brücken
Der Fluss fliesst unermüdlich
Warum? Wasser halt

Fog on the bridges
The river never tiring
Why? Well, it’s water

Po-Ebene – Schnee
Zugfahrt ins neue Leben
Erstmal ‘nen Kaffee

Twenty-six boxes
Ten years worth of memories
Where the hell are they?

 

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See you on Thursday!

Imagine a street festival where you can buy delicious food from different countries at every stall, everyone shows up in their hippest summer gear, there’s microbrewery beer and good wine but no mosquitoes and it happens every Thursday… too good to be true? Not at all! It’s the new Street Food Thursday at Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg. I was there yesterday and enjoyed an insight into this year’s hipster summer fashion (cut-off jeans, men’s shirts and tousled hair) as well as a Kimchi beef taco from Fräulein Kimchi. Delicious.

You may also feel like Vietnamese pork sandwiches, Jamaican brown stew, a cheese and meat board, house-smoked fish or Thai papaya salad served on a banana leaf and I say go for it, grab a beer brewed in-house by Heidenpeters and let the summer season begin!

Image by Street Food Thursday

PS. Nobody pays me to write this. It’s just great that people are putting all these things together and making the city an even more fun place to be.