“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”
– William Butler Yeats
Painting by Adam Elsheimer, The Flight into Egypt.
‘But why will he not dance again?’ asked the Infanta, laughing.
‘Because his heart is broken,’ answered the Chamberlain.
And the Infanta frowned, and her dainty rose-leaf lips curled in pretty disdain. ‘For the future let those who come to play with me have no hearts,’ she cried, and she ran out into the garden.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Birthday of the Infanta and Other Tales
Painting by Viktor Ivanovych Nizovtsev.
“What would you do if you could do anything?”
Create my own Republic of Imagination. I wanna write and write to turn the straw of my existence into the gold that can be lived on.
The strange story is bold and wild. But it unlooses the witch-ink that turns straw into tangible possibilities.
If wishes were horses, then beggars might ride.
If wishes were words, then beggars would be writers…
Aren’t we all?
Art by Marvin D. Cone.
I am delighted that some of my poems have been included in the Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I. The anthology is available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”
― Marie Curie
Art by Suzanne Moxhay.
Read more about this amazing artist: https://www.boredpanda.com/surreal-indoor-landscapes-art-interiors-suzanne-moxhay/.
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents… some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age.”
– H.P. Lovecraft
Art by Bill Mayer.
“All I want is to preserve that wonderful something which so purely exists between us.”
– Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Art by Uehara Konen.
“Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.” ― Natalie Goldberg
Art – Henri Matisse Harmony in Red (1908)
“I like listening to strange stories.”
– Henrik Ibsen, The Master Builder, 1892
Electrifying art by Suzanne Moxhay (b.1976, Essex)
Read more about this amazing artist: https://www.boredpanda.com/surreal-indoor-landscapes-art-interiors-suzanne-moxhay/
“One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.”
― Salvador Dali
Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland:
“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
– Brian Jacques
Photography art – Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant’s woman