"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Everlasting love

Although I have read poems by Rabindranath Tagore, I have never read any of his love poems.

Here is a love poem by Tagore I came across a few days before that moved me deeply.

Unending Love (Anant Prem)

- Rabindranath Tagore, Translated by William Radice

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times,
In life after life, in age after age forever.
My spell-bound heart has made and re-made the necklace of songs
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms
In life after life, in age after age forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
Its ancient tale of being apart or together,
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time:
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount
At the heart of time love of one for another.
We have played alongside millions of lovers, shared in the same
Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell –
Old love, but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you,
The love of all man’s days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life,
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours –
And the songs of every poet past and forever.

Monday, 6 April 2015

My First Watercolor

Here is my first watercolor.

Thanks to all the artists who post countless videos for free!!!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Freedom of Speech

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Evelyn Beatrice Hall

If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King

A belated Happy New Year to everyone in Blogland!!

Here are a few paintings for you to enjoy!!

Castel dell'Ovo, Naples. c.1820 - Antonie Sminck Pitloo

The Arcadian or Pastoral State 1836 - Thomas Cole