Vale remora….

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of remora.

remora was a founding member of Punjapit & a great friend to all at the shed.

With sincere sympathy,

robin

Shed Read of the Week…. Bitter Brew

Bitter Brew

There’s a deeper story behind the Budweiser you’re cracking open than what you might expect. Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer  is an in-depth look at the story of the Busch family, covering over a century of history. Business, baseball, and beer are intermingled in this engrossing tale of one of America’s most powerful families, from the business’ humble beginnings in St. Louis through its sale to InBev. A must-read for beer-lovers and teetotalers alike.

by Arthur Furrowfield

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Closed for a End of Summer Holiday

Management has asked us to take End of Summer vacation….

So Punjapit is going to be closed & will reopen mid October.

(Arf will be guarding “the SHED”)

Arthur’s Daily Prayer (by Elizabeth)

Arthur fishing with Arf the Dog and Pip G.

So give to me, I only beg,
A little roof to call my own,
A little cider in the keg,
A little meat upon the bone;
A little garden by the sea,
A little boat that dips and swings . . .
Take wealth, take fame, but leave to me,
O Lord of Life, just Little Things.

from a poem by Robert Service

posted by Elizabeth (suggested by Verve & Elan)

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Japan-EU English Haiku Contest (2012)

Peter MacMillan hails from ireland. He lives in Tokyo.

As your stars come out
our sun begins to shine,
and dawn visits both in turn.

The haiku celebrates the cordial relationship between Japan and Europe and their sharing of the dawn, the symbol of hope.

via: http://www.facebook.com/haikucontest

and for interest: http://shamrockhaiku.webs.com/

by remora + aniie

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Circumnavigation by Iris A. Law

Circumnavigation

The way we sat at dinner
over a dish of rank mussels
and talked about food,
one would have thought
we had always been hungry.

We recalled the conquest
of shellfish: bivalves, arthropods
deprived of calcite and scale,
of quivering jellyfish, sliced fresh
on a bed of pickles.

But when we came to the one
delicate variety of creature
trawled from the waters that lap
up against your hometown, its name
escaped you —

language, elusive, slipped
up between us like the sea,
all salt and somnolence,

the way I imagine Magellan
must have seen the tide rising
in the space before the spear hit home
and knew, but could not articulate

that the ocean is a seamless sphere,
binding one broken horizon to the next
under a sky that rarely ever
guides us back to where we began.

– Iris A. Law (from Cha: An Asian Literary Journal)

Iris A. Law is an emerging poet and the editor of the online literary magazine and blog Lantern Review. Her work has appeared in literary journals such as Phoebe, Lumina, qarrtsiluni, Kartika Review, and The Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies, and is featured in the anthology A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (ed. Stacey Lynn Brown and Oliver de la Paz, U of Akron Press, 2012). A current Kundiman Fellow, she holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame (2010) and obtained her B.A. in English from Stanford University in 2008. ♦

via: http://www.irisalaw.com/

 by aniie + remora

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Tue 17th April, 2012 will be… Ford Mustang Day

April 17th is Ford Mustang Day – the commemoration of the day the Mustang was first introduced to the public in 1964. Most new cars are released in fall of the year titled for the next year, so the first Mustang was titled a ’64 1/2.

by Arthur Furrowfield + robin

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