Little Gifts 2023

In 2023 the IPA in Culture Committee will give you again each month a little gift from various areas of culture, something that may intrigue, amuse, or touch you, something to discover, explore, remember, linger on or simply enjoy. You may also find our little gifts of 2021,  2021 year of short films  and our 2022 musical gifts ).

With best wishes from the IPA in Culture Committee 
Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau (Chair)

February: Jackson Pollock Action Painting

Watch the artist in his creative dialogue with his work emerging on the canvas.

May: "Kitsune Wedding" by Akira Kurosawa

March: Samuel Beckett, Poem

Photo: Johanna Velt,

Paris je voudrais que mon amour meure
qu'il pleuve sur le cimitière
et les ruelles où je vais
pleurant celle qui crut m'aimer

ich möchte daß meine Liebe stürbe
daß es regnet auf den Friedhof
und in die Gassen wo ich gehe
jene beweinend die mich zu lieben glaubte
(übersetzt aus dem Französichen von Elmar Tophoven)

I would like my love to die
and the rain to be falling on the graveyard
and on me walking the streets
mourning the first and last to love me
(translated from the French by the author)

quisiera que mi amor muriese
y que lloviera sobre el cementerio
y las callejas por las que camino
llorando a aquélla que creyó amarme
(traducida del francés por Jenaro Talens)