Category Archives: Art and words

I have named you queen

“I have named you queen.
There are taller than you, taller.
There are purer than you, purer.
There are lovelier than you, lovelier.
But you are the queen.

When you go through the streets
No one recognizes you.
No one sees your crystal crown, no one looks
At the carpet of red gold
That you tread as you pass,
The nonexistent carpet.

And when you appear
All the rivers sound
In my body, bells
Shake the sky,
And a hymn fills the world.

Only you and I,
Only you and I, my love,
Listen to it.”
Pablo Neruda – Love Poems

Art by Olive Hockin.

Poetry, beauty, romance, love

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
Dead Poets Society

Art by Romany Soup.

Photography

I am no photographer, just a keen observer of the waxing and waning nature, as well as the moon.


[Photos: Iulia Halatz]
We are told that all art is a copy, a painting, a copy of the artist’s soul, a photo, a copy of the landscape’s soul. True artists catch them both.

Water does not resist

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
Margaret Atwood

Art by Egon Schiele.

Together

Give your heart
but to whom
Shall desire.

Allow your joy
to be received
with greatest care
and tunes of innocence.

Strengthen the bond of yourselves
but to surpass
the nameless peril
of Deception.

Name the mirror
in which you catch
the single moment
of deep, ungrateful
Love.

© Iulia Halatz

(An old story from 2017)

Art by Dani Soon.