Sunday, December 30, 2018

J. S. Aanand writes


Time arrives on the shores of life,
pushed from below and behind,
like waves of the sea.

The sand on the beach cannot regulate their flow.
When they come, 
When they go,
Fast or slow,
We are houses of sand
Time overlaps us to and fro.

We are well equipped with our monitors.
Yet, it never listens to our sighs
Nor to our cries
It just flows, and sometimes flies.

No arm can be longer enough
to catch it at its source
Nor no sigh powered enough
to make it change its course

When floods arrive,
and when tempests come
our wits show their end
when in one flash our plans are undone.

We are boats meant for a destiny
set to sail on the sea of time
on the mercy of the waves
or the powers sublime.
Caravela [The Ship] -- Montague Dawson / Salvador Dalí
Related image
 Wind and Sun -- Montague Dawson

1 comment:

  1. Montague Dawson was the grandson of the marine painter Henry Dawson. Though he had no formal art training he became the highest-paid painter of his time, except for Pablo Picasso. His more famous contemporary Salvador Dalí was a leading surrealist. In the 1940s he lived in the US and worked prolifically in a variety of media, designing jewelry, clothes, furniture, stage sets, and retail store display windows. In 1944 he designed the nightmare scene for Alfred Hitchcock's "Spellbound" and collaborated with Walt Disney on an animated short (which was eventually completed as "Destino" in 1999). It was during this period (1942-1943) that Dalí painted over "Wind and Sun," a 1938 chromilitograph (a type of multi-colored lithograph) by Dawson to create the gouache (opaque watercolor) "Caravela." Essentially, Dalí retained the ship's sail but replaced the hull with arms and added a torso.


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