The Day After

The Day After. Edward Munch.

The Day After. Edvard Munch.

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Absence

By Paul Eluard

I speak to you across cities
I speak to you across plains

My mouth is upon your pillow

Both faces of the walls come meeting
My voice discovering you

I speak to you of eternity

O cities memories of cities
Cities wrapped in our desires
Cities come early cities come lately
Cities strong and cities secret
Plundered of their master’s builders
All their thinkers all their ghosts

Fields pattern of emerald
Bright living surviving
The harvest of the sky over our earth
Feeds my voice I dream and weep
I laugh and dream among the flames
Among the clusters of the sun

And over my body your body spreads
The sheet of it’s bright mirror.

Separation. Edvard Munch. 1896.

Separation. Edvard Munch. 1896.


Melancholy

Melancholy. Edvard Munch. 1894-96.

Melancholy. Edvard Munch. 1894-96.


The Melancholy of Departure

A Song of Despair

By Pablo Neruda

The memory of you emerges from the night around me.
The river mingles its stubborn lament with the sea.

Deserted like the wharves at dawn.
It is the hour of departure, oh deserted one!

Cold flower heads are raining over my heart.
Oh pit of debris, fierce cave of the shipwrecked.

In you the wars and the flights accumulated.
From you the wings of the song birds rose

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Vampire II. Edvard Munch.

Vampire II. Edvard Munch. 1895-1902.


Towards the Forest

Towards the Forest II. Edvard Munch

Towards the Forest II. Edvard Munch. 1915.


Looking Out

The Lonely One. Edvard Munch. 1896

Young Woman at the Beach: The Lonely One. Edvard Munch. 1896