Thursday, June 15, 2017

Umid Ali writes


A life -
Divagates naked:
And this man
Cries bitterly,
And that man laughs glad.
What about this man… perhaps mad?
This one is very stolid…
“There are many torments” – you whisper,
“What about you?” 
It sounds from somewhere into you.
You watch yourself… and
You yell suddenly –
In your heart… the naked LIFE!

 --tr. Asror Allayarov from "The Gate Opened by Angels"
 Gustav Klimt, Death and Life (1916). Photo: via Wikimedia Commons.
Death and Life -- Gustav Klimt

Inge Prader's recreation of Gustav Klimt's <em>Death and Life</em> (1916). Photo: Life Ball, © Inge Prader.
Recreation of Gustav Klimt’s Death and Life -- Inge Prader

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