march 1914

I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.
—  Franz Kafka, 23 March 1914

Thank so much to @mamapeterson for the lovely aesthetic she made for me!!

Love and War

Summary:  Dean becomes your families new chauffeur and throughout the year of working for your family he soon becomes your forbidden lover. But what happens when World War 1 strikes? Is he safe from the enlisters? Or will he be drafted and sent off to war?

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Prussian guard infantry in new field gray uniforms leave Berlin, Germany to entrain for the front, August 1914 during World War I. Girls and women along the the way showered them with flowers and affection.

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Polish poets killed in the Warsaw Uprising

1. Krystyna Krahelska (24 March 1914 – 2 August 1944)
2. Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński (22 January 1921 – 4 August 1944)
3. Leon Zdzisław Stroiński (29 November 1921 – 16 August 1944)
4. Tadeusz Gajcy (8 February 1922 – 16 August 1944)
5. Józef Szczepański (30 November 1922 – 10 September 1944)
6. Jan Romocki (17 April 1925 – 18 August 1944)

(Two other soldier poets, Andrzej Trzebiński and Wacław Bojarski, were killed in 1943).

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Apparently, the Polish nation is destined to shoot at the enemy with diamonds…
(Stanisław Pigoń)

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I loved like you now but I was given
a heart too small for futile loving
because my time that you give names to
was marred by raging death and crippling terror.

(…)

A mossy wall stands guard nearby
over the peace of those with honest faces
who measured love with blades of weapons,
trusting their hands, and who have died.
Their simple names will cast a shadow
on mocking tombstones; one still can hear
the sounds of marching, swinging bullets –
the graves and cradles of the fallen.

(from “To You in the Future” [„Do potomnego”] by Tadeusz Gajcy)

(the quote and excerpts translated by me)

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There´s no mistaking the unique performance of Robert Pete Williams - someone here on youtube (BWJohnson I think) aptly named him a “Blues Genius”. This is a track from “Poor Bob´s Blues” a 2-cd compilation that - quoting AMG - “collects recordings Williams did for Harry Oster’s Folk-Lyric label between 1959 (when Oster discovered him at Angola Prison in Louisiana) and Williams’ death in 1980, and it forms a wonderful introduction to this unique bluesman”

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NogNqhGKv6w)

Robert Pete Williams Birthday (March 14, 1914 – December 31, 1980)