Thursday, March 29, 2007

Meditating for being one with you-----Poetry Thursday

As for last this time too it was on ecphrasis poetry but in a different way, that is, to try stepping inside a work of art and writing from that perspective as mentioned here. I had done that way in my last post Soul. So here I take the slant in a different way. I have always liked Salvador Dali. Hence I take the following painting and write this. The painting has other interpretations which can be read here. I did not want to elaborate on that. Hence I take it differently. This is not quite poetry but a conversation between two lovers who are in commune with each other. Who is saying all this to whom can be interpreted either way.

Meditation on the Harp by Salvador Dali
(1932-34 67 x 47 cm)

Meditating for being one with you

You have given me all of you,
not keeping anything for yourself.
Trusting me enough to bare it all.
Your vulnerability was always
known to me somehow,
even without your saying so.
You have done much more.

You have opened yourself to me,
a very big responsibility
to care for, to nurture.
I am not one to let you down,
I will retain this part of you safe
within me. The same way
I expect you to keep me
safe within you.

You somehow complete me;
fulfilling that part, the vacuum
which I wasn’t aware, existed.
I was in a slumber,
you woke me up
crashing my defenses with your love.
With you I can be me-
nothing else matters anymore.

The great master
painted us the way we are
in the recesses of our minds;
the harp playing for us
for eternity….


Read more images poetry here .


Brian said...

One high note, one low. Following and then leading; in harmony.

Well done my friend.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

I really don't get Dali. Interesting work though.

I hear an inner dialog, between us. I'm glad you wrote this. Thanks.



Steve said...

Very thoughtfully written.
I think in a lot of ways i could relate to it!
Strange though that may seem!

my backyard said...

You pulled a lot out of this painting.

getzapped said...

A dynamic baring of one's soul for another. I love how you connected with Dali's painting. To meld with another is a gracious act.

Jac said...

Spiritually entwined !

Kindness said...

soooooo lovely... are you published yet?

polona said...

i can relate to this in a special way... wonderful!

Norma said...

Very strong finish!

Thanks for stopping by.

Rethabile said...

"you woke me up
crashing my defenses with your love."

I like this. The image it projects, the music it sings.

Tammy said...

I loved this and relate to it intensely. Well done!

Kai C. said...

such a beautiful romantic poem..
i could relate to this.

madd said...

Loved open and vunerable..trusting me enough to bear it all..that is what we all want in the one we love what we hope to find..nicely done..m

Keshi said...

Simply beautiful!


Robin (Capitulation) said...

Your lovely poem brought tears to my eyes, Gautami. And I love Salvador Dali! His paintings are so unique, draw me right in.

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my post.

sage said...

wonderful. I liked the Dali illustation

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

nice work!

Remiman said...

I've always enjoyed Dali's paintings, for some reason the bizaar starkness fascinates me.
Your poem, although prompted, by Dali, stands alone in it's tribute to the strong feelings felt between lovers. Really, very beautiful.

gautami tripathy said...

brian: I did start this as a conversation. Infact it is a monologue. I wasn't very sure if it would work. Thanks for saying that it works.

rose: There is an inner dialogue. You got that right.

steve: Well, what can I say to that?

my backward: Thanks!

getzapped: Dali painted that for entirely different reasons. I saw melded lovers after a while. I closed out my thoughts of why he painted that. Not easy.

gautami tripathy said...

jac: yes! Thanks..

kindness: no, not yet. I do not think I am good enough to publish. Thanks!

polona: Glad that it made you feel that way.

norma: Thanks for saying that.

rethabile: Thanks for finding music in it.

tammy: thanks for saying so.

gautami tripathy said...

Thanks kai, keshi, sage and andrew.

madd: We all desire to be like that with one special person. Maybe we all are. I saw that aspect in this painting. Though Dali's work are not so simple.

robin: that is best compliment. Thanks!!

remiman: I too felt that it stands alone. I think if I take out the last stanza, it stands alone that way too.

Yes, Dali is very fascinating. I love his works.

Jone said...

What a beautiful poem. I flet like the paitning was speaking to me.

Ron said...

Just a quick word to thank you for stopping by. You said this is not quite poetry...I disagree. It is very much exactly that and more and it works as written with line breaks or would work as well as a prose poem. Very nice.

January said...

Such an open poem. Great take on this week's prompt!

I like the Dali painting, too.

gautami tripathy said...

jone: Dali's painting always speak out to me. Sometimes not what he means but what I want it to be.

ron: I thought of not having line breaks but decided to write like this. It reads better for most.

january: Thanks. I liked yours too.

paris parfait said...

Lovely, thoughtful poem. I think conversation between lovers is often unintentional poetry.

whitney said...

Wonderful job as always. I particarly like the last stanza.

swissmiss said...

I like how at the end the meditator comes out of the painting and looks at him/herself inside of it; that the subjects of the painting have moved beyond the moment and look back at it.

etain_lavena said...

I love love love Dali, that was a very fitting poem...awasome:)

gautami tripathy said...

Tara/paris: I too believe that.

whitney: Thanks. I wasn't going to write that but wrote it as an after thought.

swissmiss:You got it exactly the way I wanted it to be read. Thanks!

etain: I can never get tired of looking at Dali's paintings.