Thursday, March 4, 2010

Last Words


One noisy bird
does not a sunrise make,

the jealous streetlight
proclaimed.

(first publication)


Updates:
“Last Words” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

In the Forum: a period of artistic growth.

8 comments:

The Scrybe said...

:) Love this.

William Michaelian said...

Thanks! And I’m slowing getting into your blog. I intend to go back and start from the beginning, but haven’t had a chance yet.

RUDHI - Chance said...

What an impressionaly thougt-picture!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

great!

I remember a client once ask me, if a small paint costs less than a great (!!!!!!!!)

ahhhhh I say to this ordinary people that emotions in art are priceless (hehehheeh)

Joseph Hutchison said...

I loved that you have a street light series going. Didn't Magritte paint more than one? His is called "Empire of Light," I think. A nice title ... ahem....

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Rudhi. You’re right — there’s more here than meets the ear and eye.

Laura, you speak the truth!

Joe, that’s fascinating. I found this quote about his series taken from a 1956 radio interview:

“What is represented in a picture is what is visible to the eye, it is the thing or the things that had to be thought of. Thus, what is represented in the picture [L’Empire des lumières] are the things I thought of, to be precise, a nocturnal landscape and a skyscape such as can be seen in broad daylight. The landscape suggests night and the skyscape day. This evocation of night and day seems to me to have the power to surprise and delight us. I call this power: poetry.”

The Scrybe said...

Uh oh, the beginning! Hopefully things haven't become too messy back there; it could be the right time for a spring-clean ;). If you do get the time, I hope you enjoy what you find.
And I absolutely love the quote you have posted above, thanks again.

William Michaelian said...

Well, Scrybe, so far so good. I read the December ’08 entries last night. It seems things really start rolling at your “Query” entry....