EclipseOfTheMoon

From the Pocket of a Dream

In silence you can’t hide anything … as you can in words

Johan August Strindberg (1849 – 1912)
Swedish writer, playwright and artist

August Strindberg

© Eclipse 2012

We Waves

We waves,
as the cradle of winds
to rest!

Green cradles, we waves.
Wet are we, and salty;
like flames of fire;
Wet flames are we.
Extinguishing, burning,
washing, bathing,
generating, breeding.

We, we waves,
as the cradle of winds
To rest!

(August Strindberg
from “A Dream Play” – 1901)

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Vågorna sjunga

Det är vi, vågorna,
som vagga vindarne
till vila!

Gröna vaggor, vi vågor.
Våta äro vi, och salta;
likna eldens lågor;
våta lågor äro vi.
Släckande, brännande,
tvättande, badande,
alstrande, avlande.

Vi, vi vågorna,
som vagga vindarne
till vila!

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As many other artists August Strindbeg was underrated during his life. Now, one hundred years after his death, his paintings are worth millions of dollars.

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sista promenaden _1912

On his last promenade – 1912

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Photos by sverigesradio.se
Strindberg’s Art by bukowskis.com

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3 comments on “In silence you can’t hide anything … as you can in words

  1. Eddie Two Hawks
    December 24, 2012

    Merry Christmas dear friend

  2. viveka
    December 23, 2012

    Big fan of August Strindberg …. But he had a much wired view on us women … I think he hated women. Very outspoken and controversy – plus he done so many brilliant quotations and statements.
    Thanks for this post … En underbar Jul på Er!

  3. cat
    December 23, 2012

    Wet and salty we are indeed … and not just our tears … Wishing you Season’s Greetings, my friend … how is winter treating you so far? Love, cat.

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