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zdzisaw beksiski ~

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yiyi
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Poetry Contest

write a poem inspired by one of beksinski's paintings*  
if you don't know who he was:
zdzisław beksiński was a polish painter, photographer and sculptor, specializing in the field of dystopian surrealism.
{wikipedia}

& in his own words, "i wish to paint in such a
manner as if i were photographing dreams"
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rules:

* new writes only please
* maximum of two poems per poet
* no collabs
* please link the painting when posting, as most of his pieces are untitled

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LobodeSanPedro
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xylophone melodies
candy coat the trellis
like peanut butter brittle
making his breath sweet
for over a millennia

lute of the pied piper
kidnaps babies
while they're suckling dreams

there's poison in the cream
lullabies played by him
and sung by her
keeping eyes wide shut

shuck the hull
for it's last slivers of meat
it sounds better when
there are no expectations

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Lets have a veggie pattie at Subway


From wikipedia:
Despite the grim overtones, Beksiński claimed some of his works were misunderstood; in his opinion, they were rather optimistic or even humorous. For the most part, though, Beksiński was adamant that even he did not know the meaning of his artworks and was uninterested in possible interpretations; in keeping with this, he refused to provide titles for any of his drawings or paintings.

"Zdzisław Beksiński" on @Wikipedia


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nemo & lsp
cheers so much for your entries

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For him vigil kept
to heavenly nuptial fly
patient bride and dog


Painting by Zdzisław Beksiński



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In the jar captured
serene peace life without pain
yours if you obey


Painting by Zdzisław Beksiński



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My son is not dead
light from his room shines brightly
soon I will visit


Painting by Zdzisław Beksiński



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http://i19.beon.ru/57/83/1768357/95/81969295/1320519585_zdzislaw_beksinski_1981.jpeg

Glamorous heaven

Wanted to sing without a body
but the mirror between myself and I
was reflecting a useless need
to rest my head
on a glamorous heaven
free of sound and movement
full of tears and innocence
planting my soul
uprooting my destination.


poet Anonymous

https://art.vniz.net/en/beksinski/Beksinski-obraz10.html

Title:  Dreams

He wanted to paint as he saw in his dreams
but his dreams bordered on insanity, it seems

He painted of blood and women as thin as can be
there was, a penchant for redheads, you see

He seemed to get the human form down
they were missing facial features like a mouth from which to make a sound

He perched them high above mankind
and sometimes they were posed from behind

He added babies in odd positions
and simulated orgies of skeletons with no inhibitions

He reeked of chaos and gore
this gallery was unexpected; I did not have this in store

He created many a piece in his lifetime
images of crosses with bodies attached or outlined

He did not create the still life
instead, he captured a world in strife

He seemed to enjoy maiming the human form
with bloody holes and tears; these were nowhere near the norm

He seemed to have no message or interpretive flair
except that everything and everyone was suffering without care

He had a love for orifices both male and female
often combined, the sexes seemed tormented or impaled

He placed metaphors throughout showing strength in death
and often, they left the viewer without a breath

He seemed to accentuate the ugly and torn
skin, on his work, seemed to stretch and become worn

He painted what most of us try to keep out of our head
like bedlam, catastrophe, and perverted twisted sex with the dead

He portrayed a lone soul marching toward a battle of wills
while at the same time, he made crowds stand still

He managed to paint as if his dreams were tortured
dreams bordering on insanity, sadism, as if all of life aborted  

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a big thank you to everyone who participated. loved reading all the entries...
... congrats to lsp ; i loved those xylophone melodies.
i'd thank the panel of judges, but that was just me & a tub of ice cream
see everyone next comp
~ koshka

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Thank you Katja for introducing me to a fascinating artist. What flavor was the other judge?

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