Poetry

When death comes

April 12th, 2015 Posted In: Art Tags: , , , , , ,

When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps his purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox; when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, I want to step through the door full of curiosity, […]

L'invitation au voyage
Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté,
Luxe, calme et volupté.

Charles Baudelaire

Les Voeux – Jacques Brel

January 26th, 2015 Posted In: Other Tags: , ,

1er janvier 1968 Je vous souhaite d’être vous Je vous souhaite des rêves à n’en plus finir, et l’envie furieuse d’en réaliser quelques-uns. Je vous souhaite d’aimer ce qu’il faut aimer, et d’oublier ce qu’il faut oublier. Je vous souhaite des passions. Je vous souhaite des silences. Je vous souhaite des chants d’oiseaux au réveil […]

The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.

Mary Oliver

Somewhere I have never travelled

December 17th, 2014 Posted In: Other Tags: , ,

Somewhere I have never travelled – beyond any experience (e.e. cummings)   I will travel to that foreign country That is you I will set down my roots there Precariously I will accustom myself To the strangeness That is you I will leave behind the ties And the comfort that is warm I will leave […]

A Wounded Dream

December 12th, 2014 Posted In: Art Tags: , , , , ,

On Saturday 6th December 2014, I attended an excellent – and important – exhibition on show at Moderna Museet Malmö that was created by the S.A.Y. (stories – art – youth) project in Malmö and curated by Ana Maria Bermeo Ujueta. A Wounded Dream presents the work of young people in Malmö, giving a voice […]

The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is - it's to imagine what is possible.

bell hooks

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty;
not knowing what comes next.

Ursula le Guin