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May 02, 2012

Poetry and Art



Um ... interesting? According to NPR, Expressionist artist Edvard Munch wrote a poem on the backside of one of his most famous works, The Scream (in it he describes the eerie and dreadful encounter he had during one particular sunset). 

Here's that work: 


'The Scream' 

I was walking along the road with two friends. The Sun was 
setting — 
The Sky turned a bloody red 
And I felt a whiff of Melancholy — I stood 
Still, deathly tired — over the blue-black 
Fjord and City hung Blood and Tongues of Fire 
My Friends walked on — I remained behind 
— shivering with Anxiety. I felt the great Scream in Nature.

 

1 comment:

Peter Carrillo said...

This is interesting, I don't really like the painting or the poem, but this is kind of cool.

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