donderdag 30 juli 2015

Een stijg studietjes : 2. De roos in het bootje

II -

A rose in a paper boat

olieverfstudie op paneel
45/45 cm

The second studie from 20 to come.
Stijg = 20

Paper Boats (A poem by Rabindranath Tagore)

Day by day I float my paper boats one by one down the running stream.
In big black letters I write my name on them and the name of the village where I live.
I hope that someone in some strange land will find them and know who I am.
I load my little boats with shiuli flower from our garden, 
and hope that these blooms of the dawn will be carried safely to land in the night.

I launch my paper boats and look up into the sky and see the
little clouds setting thee white bulging sails.
I know not what playmate of mine in the sky sends them down
the air to race with my boats!

When night comes I bury my face in my arms and dream that my
paper boats float on and on under the midnight stars.
The fairies of sleep are sailing in them, and the lading ins
their baskets full of dreams.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a modern 

writer of
 Indian literature. 
 A Bengali poet, novelist, teacher, Nobel Laureate for Literature (1913). Tagore was awarded a knighthood in 1915, but he surrendered it in 1919 in protest against the Massacre of Amritsar, where British troops killed some 400 Indian demonstrators. Tagore's reputation in the West as a mystic has perhaps mislead his Western readers to ignore his role as a reformer and critic of colonialism.

Kanttekening :

( Op zondag 25 juni 2017 verhuisde dit werkje naar de mensen van Baasrode's Hof van Peene als dank voor hun medewerking en gastvrijheid tijdens de tentoonstelling "Pas" die liep van 20 mei tot 25 juni 2017.
Ik vond dit veerbootje het passendst omdat het me trouw ieder weekeinde de rivier mee over nam naar de galerij ...

On 25-06-2017 this painting was given to the people of Baasrode's Hof van Peene for their co-operation and hospitality during the exhibition "PAS" from 20-05 till 25-06-2017)

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