Friday, 31 July 2009

Another print inspired by "In the Evening"


  1. Again, Denise, I love this - I love the idea of looking through a keyhole or somesuch at the view - the distortion -brilliant.

  2. Do you know this Cavafy poem?


    Days to come stand in front of us
    like a row of burning candles -
    golden, warm, and vivid candles.

    Days past fall behind us,
    a gloomy line of burnt-out candles;
    the nearest are still smoking,
    cold, melted and bent.

    I don't want to look at them: their shape saddens me,
    and it saddens me to remember their original light.
    I look ahead at my burning candles.

    I don't want to turn, don't want to see, terrified,
    how quickly that dark line gets longer,
    how quickly one more dead candle joins another.

    (I was put onto this poem by Poet in Residence).

  3. Weaver - thanks for your encouraging comments - much appreciated.

    Dominic - Yes I have come across this wonderful poem. When I reached 40 it became even more poignant to me. Like the poet,I try not to dwell too much on my burnt out candles or I become sad and negative. I think being ill for so many years has taught me to focus on today and what good things, however small, are happening now.
    I have not illustrated it, (yet?). The imagery of candles appears a lot in his poetry.

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