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photoblog image Nostalgia Shunga: Last Lullaby

Nostalgia Shunga: Last Lullaby

 

“Oh dear, I feel the end is near.”

“I’m here with you, my beautiful, I’m here.”

“The wind is getting stronger, soon

I will explode into a thousand of seeds.”

“I’ll wait for you, my darling, as I did

last year”

Nostalgia Shunga: Last Lullaby

 

“Oh dear, I feel the end is near.”

“I’m here with you, my beautiful, I’m here.”

“The wind is getting stronger, soon

I will explode into a thousand of seeds.”

“I’ll wait for you, my darling, as I did

last year”

comments (18)

  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 11 Feb 2011, 00:39
and in another year, another time, they found other, yet again. Such sweetness to move through time like this.
vz-nostalgia: Through time of "lost and found", Ms. Suzanne? smile Or the time of "found what you didn't even know you lost"? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Feb 2011, 01:40
Yeh, right!

That's what all the Boys say!
vz-nostalgia: now, would you say the same to:
1. Juliette in front of Romeo
2. Cleopatra in front of Mark Antony
3. Guinevere in front of Lancelot
4. Isolde in front of Tristan
5. Helena in front of Paris
6. Eurydice in front of Orpheus
7. Josephine in front of Napoleon
8. Penelope in front of Odysseus
9. Francesca in front of Paolo
10. ...
Shall I continue, or you got the point that your personal experience doesn't necessarily apply to all the boys? smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Feb 2011, 08:55
Well, the end is near
let's do it my way ...
vz-nostalgia: I see you are inspired by the lyrics of the pop songs of the yesteryear as of late, Louis. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Feb 2011, 09:17
A bright star; draws things to it like a flame does to moths. It never ends well... ;o)
vz-nostalgia: Well, sometimes those things start swirling around the star and become planets. smile And if one of them choses the right distance from the star, the life gets born on it. smile So, occasionally, it ends well, Mike. smile
  • iris
  • hamburg
  • 11 Feb 2011, 09:48
A sweet last lullaby he whispers
in her unknown future's ear.
Now she can fly away lighthearted
to enrich the world with fragments
of her precious self.
vz-nostalgia: She brings a promise of new life into the world and... dies. I wonder why she has to die. Trees don't die after spraying the precious selves, why should the flowers?
  • Li
  • United States
  • 11 Feb 2011, 13:45
It sounds sweet in such a freezing day for me, in Boston...
vz-nostalgia: So glad I warmed you up, Ms. Li, if only just for a small moment. smile In freezing day like this try gluhwein, I hope it is allowed on the Harvard campus. smile
Hum... next year?... Only if nobody pick one of the flowers and end this beautiful story. ;P
vz-nostalgia: Some flowers have a short waiting span, Ms. Suzanne, and are willing to be picked up by someone who comes along first. smile
She hears a whisper in her ear,
Its time for you to go my dear,
I will feel the pain,
until we meet again....,
Same place.. same time..,
We can then entwine,
and dance to the music,
of the trees in the breeze,
Go and sprinkle your lovely seeds,
It is for natures needs,
Until you return to me smile
vz-nostalgia: You are incurably romantic, Ms. Linda smile
Uh ... about these botanical voices you 'hear,' Viktor ... you haven't told too many people, have ya? lol smile
vz-nostalgia: I keep a low profile, Alan. Otherwise, I'd be in a mental institution long ago. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Feb 2011, 02:03
Ray: Yeh, right!

That's what all the Boys say!

vz-nostalgia: now, would you say say the same to:
1. Juliette in front of Romeo
2. Cleopatra in front of Mark Antony
3. Guinevere in front of Lancelot
4. Isolde in front of Tristan
5. Helena in front of Paris
6. Eurydice in front of Orpheus
7. Josephine in front of Napoleon
8. Penelope in front of Odysseus
9. Francesca in front of Paolo
10. ...
Shall I continue, or you got the point that your personal experience doesn't necessarily apply to all the boys?

Ray:Enough, VZ...I get your point. But, I think you are trying to tell me all these Good Old Boys of yesteryear were One-Gal-Guys for life, and that sounds like romantic nonsense to me.

Romeo fled his mortal coil before he was old enough to be tested, but I am guessing the rest were all serial monogomists which is pretty much how we have evolved.

Of course, Social Programming, and Personal Will can counter that, but I am fairly sure, from observation, that we generally pretty much like this situation.
vz-nostalgia: :
Ray: ...you are trying to tell me all these Good Old Boys of yesteryear were One-Gal-Guys for life, and that sounds like romantic nonsense to me.
VZ: What I was trying to tell you, Ray, that all teh boys are different. You can't paint human emotions and feelings with one broad brush. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Feb 2011, 13:16
I like the different criss-cross lines of the grasses swinging and fluctuating in the wind - and the leaning 'gestures' of the dandelion and the other flower- the dandelion in its transformations and transitoriness is such a fascinating plant evoking some poems. The toning is a bit too sepia-dark in my feeling, sorry - and, sorry, I would not like to see a 'shunga' or love couples in this picture- flora is flora - that is enough for me!

The most beautiful poem (sadly, not translated in English yet):

Löwenzahn (Dandelion)

Fliegen im Juni auf weißer Bahn
flimmernde Monde vom Löwenzahn,
liegst du versunken im Wiesenschaum,
löschend der Monde flockenden Flaum.

Wenn du sie hauchend im Winde drehst,
Kugel auf Kugel sich weiß zerbläst,
Lampen, die stäubend im Sommer stehn,
wo die Dochte noch wolliger wehn.

Leise segelt das Löwenzahnlicht
über dein weißes Wiesengesicht,
segelt wie eine Wimper blass
in das zottig wogende Gras.

Monde um Monde wehten ins Jahr,
wehten wie Schnee auf Wange und Haar.
Zeitlose Stunde, die mich verließ,
da sich der Löwenzahn weiß zerblies.

Peter Huchel (1903-1981)
vz-nostalgia: :
Philine: ...I would not like to see a 'shunga' or love couples in this picture- flora is flora - that is enough for me!
VZ: Sure. That's one way to look at things, at their face value. Nothing is wrong with that. Still, I think that the world is a much more interesting and appealing place becasue of the ability of humans to look at things non-literally, metaphorically. Abstract thinking is what sets us apart from teh animal kingdom for the most part. Thinking, which is based on ideas and concepts, not only what we actually see. Concrete thinking is what kills photography (and not only). smile
  • Kelly
  • Canada
  • 14 Feb 2011, 04:01
such a beautiful picture, I felt the light breeze the second I looked.
vz-nostalgia: You felt the breeze? Gee... Must be the Air of Nostalgia, Ms. Kelly smile
  • eva
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Feb 2011, 14:31
I love all the cynic's comments on this picture hahaha disappointed in life...join the queue! You touched a raw nerve there..smile smile
vz-nostalgia: smile I guess I did, Ms. Eve. smile Yours too? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Feb 2011, 22:35
"Still, I think that the world is a much more interesting and appealing place becasue of the ability of humans to look at things non-literally, metaphorically. ... Concrete thinking is what kills photography (and not only)."
I agree with your sentences (how could I love art, literature...?), but sometimes I don't like the half philosophical - half erotical -half poetical- symbolic- kitschy ways you like to go while looking at plants and animals... - sorry, sorry, sorry, I know I am not a friendly person today!
vz-nostalgia: :
Philine: ...sometimes I don't like the half philosophical - half erotical -half poetical- symbolic- kitschy ways...
VZ: well, that's sometimes, Ms. Philine. I guess most other times you like it. smile But seriously, it's not my job to please everyone in teh world. As I mentioned to you before, the words are optional, you can always skip them.
You're not a friendly person? Nah... I'm sure it's just a friendly critique, Philine's way. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Feb 2011, 22:55
vz-nostalgia: Things are quite different in teh Kingdom of Delightful Madness, Ray. smile
I would send you a set of small paint brushes, but I know there's no use: they will just gather dust on the shelves of your desires. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Feb 2011, 23:17
Viktor, you are a great photographer- your photos are inspiring thoughts and feelings... but the unsaid words are often more than the said ones- perhaps it is that what I wanted to say?
vz-nostalgia: I think I know what you try to say under the sugarcoating, Ms. Philine. It goes like this: "Your pictures are okay, Viktor, but you are a lousy writer". smile And I humbly admit that I am, Ms. Philine. smile
Would have been apt for Valentines day, if youre inclined that way.
vz-nostalgia: and so I did, Nig. And so I did. smile
  • k.a.
  • s.a.
  • 21 Feb 2011, 05:17
I like both your photos and your words, mr VZ, as they evoke things like this:

"the tones of the last lullaby
were heard for the very last time
it will always remain in their minds
as a softly blow of hope
that the next year
same time
same place
they'll see each other once again
with new petals and renewed desires"
vz-nostalgia: I see good thoughts were evoked by these photo and words, Ms. KA. smile
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