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09-NOV-2006 Ana Carloto


When tenderness
seems tired at last of its offices

and sleep, that most uncertain vessel,
still delays,

when blue bursts from
your eyes

and searches
mine for steady seamanship,

then it is I, that speak to you of words
desolate, derelict,

transfixed by silence.

Eugénio de Andrade

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Rene Hales11-Nov-2006 23:19
Beautiful image and writing.--Rene
AL11-Nov-2006 06:52
Beautiful play with dof and light, and beautiful words too. I always adore blue as it's a moody yet calm and soothing color. The floral prints are lovely, like they're memories lingering on the wall as you run your fingers through them. Yet the cold wall with the crosses seemed to demand silence, yours and ours.
Guest 10-Nov-2006 15:10
Très belle image... j'aime beaucoup la manière dont le "flou" semble donner un corps à la lumière. C'est également une belle illustration du titre (et du texte)... ce mur, ces carreaux, cette vision fermée, dont la seule ouverture est la lumière parle effectivement, à mes yeux, de silence. Je suis d'accord avec Christine, il y a quelque chose du cloître, une ambiance monacale.
Guest 10-Nov-2006 11:58
And all I ask of you is a color.A sign of your prescence.For I am blind with the flood of tears.Of uncertain how I can touch the next moment without you.For all I feel is a wall of nothingness.And cold broken crosses like barbed wire cutting as switchblades across my floundering heart.Where are you? As my cheek grows numb ,pressed against this frozen air. And my lips can say nothing more than a bud pursed tight by forlorn frost.Answer me with blue, that I may not die alone.

Roe..10-Nov-2006 11:22
surreal..and sleep, the most uncertain vessel, still delays..perfect...
I won't feed Guest with a response..
Sam_C10-Nov-2006 06:33
Love the title, the poem, and your image Ana! They all mold together so well.
By the way, "Dork Adventures On DOF" LOL! That's a killer title for this
gallery! :-)
Guest 10-Nov-2006 04:30
With these words, you turn the blues patterns into waves on the ocean of the insomnia night. Excellent work on the light and the DOF.
Guest 10-Nov-2006 04:28
Guest has shallow DOF in his mind.
Guest 10-Nov-2006 04:14
I guess the poet's name could have been a clue......... I like this shot. I like the words also. The connection is subtle, but it is very clear to me and I do think they go well together for a greater-than-the-sum-of-parts combination. Really nice work Ana
Guest 10-Nov-2006 01:20
Deafening silence,Ana.
Thank you for introducing me to the words of a Portuguese poet.
Guest 10-Nov-2006 00:45
First, I love your answer to a "nobody" called Guest.At least it would be fair to sign, to show something for us recognize he is more than a "nobody".
I like the poem, I recognize you did a great work, for free, to translate them in the traders language. If he did not like, please learn a better language, learn more well written in that traders language . Why not Aldous Axley ?, For any reason the British Court did speak French at home...
I like your paint, and you did add a poem, a good one, I shall add the suggestion of a music.Why not a "Ginmopedie" from my dear Eric Satie ?
To the Guest, "Gimnopedie" is not a game of ball and stick...
Guest 10-Nov-2006 00:23
This is so beautiful Ana. And so blue. Thank you.
Craig Persel10-Nov-2006 00:23
Ana Carloto O'Shea09-Nov-2006 23:40
Really dear guest??
Well.. if you liked the words and disliked the image that is perfectly normal, but you should at least be happy that the fucked up person who took the photo also has the trouble of translating into your language the words of a Portuguese poet that most likely you would never in your life would get to read... :P
Martha Albuquerque09-Nov-2006 23:29
intense and right mood, great words.. voted.
Guest 09-Nov-2006 23:27
Sorry, but this image seems to have little to do with the poetic quality of the words in English.
Christine P. Newman09-Nov-2006 23:11
A design that reminds me of a cloister, especially when you write about silence.
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