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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Illo Friday: Phoenix

Cynical Silence

i see you wading at the water
in the equal twilight of the razor edge dust
blows through the empty echoes
silkening the mirrored sea
every single night a part of me dies
changing tossing what’s on my behalf
no laughter can overflow
no dance can ever color
as i see myself fading
leaving myself in the tossing of the moon
from back and beyond
falling down deep i don’t wanna see myself
trapped in the illusion of cynicism
of a cynical world you have created
of a world i stepped into
of the uncertainties i was willing to pursue


but around me i film in steps
through the phoenix eyes i've seen
a belief that would never behold
and i am not naïve to not see
a block of thorned oaths
without sympathy you ripped, slashed and shred
blade-sharp folds and innate cuts
from innocent souls you stole -

them holding…
them waiting…
them wanting...
them yearning…

now i’ll leave you with that world
let me cross back to my time
let me go back to the crossroads of the wrong turn
before i get lost in your terrain
before i fall further
before it gets too late.

note: i know i didnt exactly drew a phoenix, but read between the lines and you'll see..


18 Park your thoughts here:

Anonymous Aristocrat whispered...

Happy New Year! Glad to see you are back!

2/1/07 4:04 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

yeah, although the first post of the year is not too cheery..

Happy New Year too..

2/1/07 6:00 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX whispered...

Wow this is a wonderful piece of work Velvet, a stunner.
The poem is heart wrenching, but reveals a necessity in all to-survive, and if lucky or strong enough, become reborn, maybe in a better world.
Happy New Year

2/1/07 7:13 AM  
Blogger studio lolo whispered...

I think this is a beautiful painting and an excellent choice for Phoenix.

2/1/07 12:36 PM  
Blogger Anonymous whispered...

Agree with Studio Lolo! Have a great 2007 AtomicVelvetSigh!!!

2/1/07 3:09 PM  
Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove whispered...

very nice... oil pastel?

2/1/07 9:19 PM  
Blogger Aravis whispered...

This is a beautiful interpretation of the challenge, creative and truly lovely.

3/1/07 3:41 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

hardwax.. what a wonderful interpretation.. indeed, we all crave for a better world, but in so doing, i confess that there came a crossroad where one have thought a certain way was right when it was the other way all along. it is just a matter of stepping back a little to regain that lost road. am i making any sense? hmm..

studio lolo, anonymous.. thank you, and thanks for droppin by. Happy New Year too!

AscenderRisesAbove.. yes, 8) oil pastel. i guess this is my first entry for illustration friday with this medium.

3/1/07 4:49 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

aravis.. thanks! i miss doing illos for IF and visiting the blogs of all you great artists..

one of my new year's resolution, is to allot time for my creative energies and not to be burried too much at my job. 8D

3/1/07 4:56 PM  
Anonymous vinchie whispered...

"in the equal twilight of the razor edge dust" ~ superb!

How do you come up with such words?

And a Beautiful piece too.

3/1/07 6:39 PM  
Blogger floots whispered...

a wonderful weave of power sadness and passion
complemented by a great illustration
thank you

4/1/07 2:42 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

vinchie.. thanks! well, let me just say that sometimes words creep into my head when im half-awake.. 8D

floots.. mm.. glad you appreciated my work. its a blast of emotions indeed.. esp of not being able to post for a month! gee..

and thanks for droppin by, floots!

5/1/07 8:05 AM  
Blogger Annalee Blysse whispered...

Happy New Year. Nice post.

8/1/07 8:23 AM  
Blogger -- mayari -- whispered...

silence drives one to deep meditation. it's funny how it can give you so much peace and yet be evil at the same time.

happy new year! i love your thoughts.

9/1/07 1:04 PM  
Blogger theimhar the philnensian whispered...

It conjured many inmages in me, the repel-attraction of someone outside your body, outside your milieu. Jeweled.

9/1/07 2:58 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

analee.. Happy New Year too! thanks for droppin by..

mayari.. thanks, and a good year to you too! well lets say that in deep silence, all the conscious and subconsciousness of oneself emerges.

theimhar the philnensian.. classic! lovely interpretation..

10/1/07 7:07 AM  
Blogger isay whispered...

Happy New Year! I hope you had a nice holiday! Balita naman diyan!

My goodness, this is a beautiful painting. i like it velvet-is it you?

11/1/07 2:41 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

ohhh haha! is it me? would it hurt to say that its a portrait of somebody else.. posing in front of me? hmm..


balita.. hmm.. dami trabaho as in toxic! but i will update soon. actually i have pending posts but no time to edit yet.

12/1/07 7:42 AM  

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