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Out of abyss emerges the matrix
Primordial egg of existence
Diaphanous womb of our universe
Permeated by luminous power of celestial origin
Tempest is released from its fetters
Instantaneous collisions of energy thunderclap
Pristine semina of duality take their stance
Origin of diversity begins
Mirror of endless contemplation crystallizes
As the chrysalis manifests itself
An entity of reflection,
Of spiritual longing takes form
Olamic metamorphosis impels cyclical inertia
Entrails of the nucleus expand and
Break apart releasing the monad
The lark ascends
An ecstatic paean issues forth
Venerating innocence with increasing charm
As resonance illumines Lydian Measures
The lark sojourns
Till elixirs of lengthening vigilance overflow
Then resumes its journey
(After the Musical Composition
by Ralph Vaughan Williams)
The Large Version of The Lark Ascending Series
The Lark Ascending music by Ralph Vaughan Williams was composed in 1914 and revised in 1920. A musical composition for solo violin, The Lark Ascending is described as a pastoral piece depicting pre war England. However, taking into account the spiritual depth of his symphonic music, I personally perceive The Lark Ascending to evoke a deeper longing for the discovery of ones own inner being.
As a graduate of Fine Art from the York Academy of Arts in 1977, I have been a lover of fine music, art and literature all of my life. The Lark Ascending Poem was inspired by the sublime violin composition by Ralph Vaughan Williams. It is my intention to reveal the interconnectedness between the arts; music, poetry and visual art by incorporating visual images along with this poem. The imagery and the poem are best appreciated when viewed and read while listening to the music. Ballet is implied by the final line in the poem.
2002 "The Lark Ascending" Poem was included in the International Library of Poetry Anthology: "The Solace of Night" Published by Watermark Press, One Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Each fine art print is 21" in height and is offered at $775.00 a piece.
These are Giclée limited editions of 75 printed on heavy 100% rag Sommerset paper.
They are signed by the artist, (Curtis R Doll Jr), numbered and have the CurtisGraphics seal
printed on them to distinguish them from pirated prints of inferior quality and
they are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
The entire set sells for $6,200.00 unframed. © 2006 CurtisGraphics All Rights Reserved
Mirror of Contemplation
The Lark Ascending
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