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Ink on Strathmore cold-pressed 300 gsm Watercolour block.

10” X 10” (25cm X 25cm)

Copyright © Raymond Agius 2013.
Poem by Christine Lavant (translated by David Chorlton)

ICH HOERE KOMMEN den schweren Mond,
ich hoere gehen den leichten Schlaf,
mein Gedaechtnis schleift alle Messer
am Stein des Gedenkens.

Fuenf Kraehen frassen den Mohnkopf lehr,
seine Krone schleppt eine Kreuzotter fort
und beschlaeft in der Herzmulde traege
den Samen des Schlafes.

Die Messerchen singen fromm und gestaehlt:
Wir werden schlachten den fetten Mond,
wir warden haeuten die freche Natter
und saeubern die klaegliche Mulde.

Ich hoere fallen den schweren Mond,
ich hoere zischen das schlanke Tier,
fuenf mutige Voegel verpflanzen
das Herz in Gedaechtnis.

I HEAR THE HEAVY MOON approaching,
I hear shallow sleep walking,
my memory sharpens all knives
on the memory stone.

Five crows picked the poppyhead empty,
its crown takes a viper
and resting in the heart’s hollow
the seeds carry sleep.

The little knives sing merrily and steeled:
We will slaughter the fat moon,
we will skin the insolent snake
and clean the sorrowful bowl.

I hear the heavy moon falling,
I hear the thin creature hiss,
five brave birds transplant
the heart in memory.

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A citizen of the world living predominantly on 3 continents.

Previously a Technical Designer and an Automotive designer.
Live in the European Summer on the island of Malta;
In the Asian Summer in Australia, in the American winter in the United States.

I live free of political intrigue and the need to be a part of a group. Nee nothing more than my computer, pad and paints and the will to explore humans to survive.

Retired in my 50s to find happiness, of which I am blessed.

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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    05-03-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • I was hoping you would.
    Thank you Kira.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Fiona Christensen
    Fiona Christensenover 1 year ago

    6 May 2013

  • This is my first featured story. I am so grateful. Thank you Fiona.

    – Ray-d

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 1 year ago

    brilliant….love your drawings Ray

  • Mutual appreciation Lisa.:o)

    – Ray-d

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