Sunday, May 26, 2019

Jack Scott writes

 Two Shadows

I do not doubt you; 

I am doubting me. 
Waiting is heavy lifting. 
Unrelieved pain is pain, 
clenching fingers against themselves
(I knead. . . I need) 
metal fatigue of bony springs.

The landscape is Dali: 

one where two should be, 
but with two shadows.
There are too many pricks 

not nearly enough balloons
The Invisible Sleeping Woman, Horse, Lion, 1930 by Salvador Dali
Invisible Sleeping Woman, Horse, Lion -- Salvador Dalí

1 comment:

  1. Salvador Galo Anselmo Dalí, named after his father Salvador Rafael Aniceto Dalí Cus, was born on 12 October 1901. He died of gastroenteritis on 1 August 1903. Nine months later, on 11 May 1904, Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, named after his mother Felipa Domènech Ferrés, was born. After becoming 1 of the most famous artists of his time, having made some 1,500 paintings as well as drawings, dozens of sculptures, illustrations for books, lithographs, designs for theater sets and costumes, and various other projects, including buildings, furniture, jewelry, tableware, clothing for fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, a novel and a couple of autobiographies, and librettos for an opera and a ballet, the younger Salvador Dalí died of heart failure on 23 January 1989, a few weeks after telling a TV audience, "When you are a genius, you do not have the right to die, because we are necessary for the progress of humanity." Their parents told the young Salvador Dalí that he was his late brother Salvador Dalí's reincarnation, and, believing they wanted him to be a replacement for his dead brother, he cultivated eccentric behavior to prove that he was different. In his 1944 autobiography he wrote that his brother "was probably a first version of myself but conceived too much in the absolute" and that both Salvadors "resembled each other like two drops of water, but we had different reflections."


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