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Loved this, so tagging it for One-Liner Wednesday

Poetry & Prose

Today’s theme from Grace at Kimmie.GG is

Poetry and Prose – Who are some of your favorite artists? Which poems are your favorite?

Poetry:

Well, I am not a big fan of it. But I do love some of them. Which are short and sweet. I particularly love one by Kamal Das. I have already written about this earlier (feeling lazy to find the post link 😉 ) But here it is again. It is a little dark and sad. And I don’t know what I was going through when I first read this poem, but it is stuck in my head and doesn’t seem to go away.

When I die
Do not throw the meat and bones away
But pile them up
And let them tell
By their smell
What life was worth
On this earth
What love was worth
In the end.

 

The other poem that I like and that has stayed with me is ‘The Poison Tree’ by William Blake

I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I watered it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears:
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night.
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine.

And into my garden stole,
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see;
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

Of all the things that I have read, these two remained with me. If you have a clue as to what that means let me know 😉

Prose:

When I read the word prose, the first thing that came to my mind was ‘The Mayor Of Casterbridge’. For some reason I was in love with that story during my school days. I hardly remember the details now. May be it is time to read it again. That and the other one I loved was ‘Around the world in 80 days’. I loved the adventure in 80 days. And the characterization in Casterbridge. I wont be able to repeat the stories now, but I distinctly remember enjoying them very much.

There you go. Two choices from me for poetry and prose. Wanna share yours?

Anything that makes me feel.

Today’s theme from Grace at Kimmie.gg is “Art

What are some of your favorite pieces and genres? Which artist do you adore?

I am a person who is not restricted in my interests to a specific kind of art or even to a particular artist. I might like an artist a little bit more than another one time and vice versa the other. That is why I am not a big fan of any particular band/singer/painter/photographer/author. I know what I don’t understand though. I don’t understand classical music. I don’t understand modern art. I don’t understand complex poetry. I don’t understand non-fiction or essays.

I enjoy any kind of art, be it calligraphy, sketches, watercolor, hand crafts, music, anything that pleases me as soon as I see/hear it. I follow a blogger called LunchSketch, who stopped blogging a long while ago and whose domain is currently expired , and I loved his sketches. It was so real and so full of emotions. I would say I miss his sketches, if I have to pick one artist among the huge set I follow. I like some of Kamal Das’s poems and know them by heart. I like my friend Anita’s works (her yarn based and her bead works) and Ashwini’s cards (and I wish she would start selling some of those 😉 )  I adore LD’s photographs and his stories. I love my friend S’s work and he does my tattoo designs (inside information: I have got my second tattoo design ready…just waiting for the right time) I love street art (and I did a whole series on it with the photographs I took in London). I love my first niece’s drawing attempts and she is getting better and better (my brother is planning to enroll her in a drawing class, which she is quite excited about). I guess if I start thinking a bit more, I will have lot of other people in the list. So let me end with this:

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
― Thomas Merton

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust Whats on your travel bucket lists? Or tell of your last travel adventure.

This is the prompt from Grace at Kimmie.gg for this Wednesday. There are too many places on my bucket list. I have managed to tick a couple of them but got so many left to cover. So instead of giving you the list (which keeps on growing by the way) I will go with the last travel adventure.

I was in London this year, twice in fact. During my latest visit in July, we managed to cover Kew Gardens. I would like to post a photograph of the Treetop Walkway which I loved. Looks something straight of a Jurassic Park movie actually, if you get to the top. Remember the one where the flying dinosaurs or Pterosaurs were there? Looked like that. It was fun. Don’t be fooled by the height. It is quite a short climb up. You also have an elevator in case you can’t climb and you still want to enjoy the view from above.

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“My heart is quite calm now. I will go back.”
― James Joyce

That is how I felt when I was in Cork, Ireland. I felt so calm and peaceful there. So yeah, I might go back 🙂 , hopefully.