Saturday, January 15, 2011

Eminescu





Romanians are celebrating, as a first, poet Mihai Eminescu, 161 years since his birth, by holding on January 15 of the National Culture Day.

Astazi se împlinesc 161 de ani de la nasterea lui Mihai Eminescu.


Aici : Oda in metru antic ( recita Adrian Paunescu)

Nu credeam să-nvăţ a muri vreodată;
Pururi tânăr, înfăşurat în manta-mi,
Ochii mei ‘nălţam visători la steaua
Singurătăţii.
Când deodată tu răsărişi în cale-mi,
Suferinţă tu, dureros de dulce…
Până-n fund băui voluptatea morţii
Ne-ndurătoare.
Jalnic ard de viu chinuit ca Nessus,
Ori ca Hercul înveninat de haina-i;
Focul meu a-l stinge nu pot cu toate
Apele mării.
De-al meu propriu vis mistuit mă vaiet,
Pe-al meu propriu rug, mă topesc în flăcări…
Pot să mai re-nviu luminos din el ca
Pasărea Phoenix?
Piară-mi ochii tulburători din cale,
Vino iar în sân, nepăsare tristă;
Ca să pot muri linişiti, pe mine
Mie redă-ma!





Hardly had I thought I should learn to perish;
Ever young, enwrapped in my robe I wandered,
Raising dreamy eyes to the star styled often
Solitude's symbol.
All at once, however, you crossed my pathway -
Suffering - you, painfully sweet, yet torture...
To the less I drank the delight of dying -
Pitiless torment.
Sadly racked, I'm burning alive like Nessus,
Or like Hercules by his garment poisoned;
Nor can I extinguish my flames with every
Billow of oceans.
By my own ilussion consumed I'm wailing
On my own grim pyre in flames I'm melting...
Can I hope to rise again like the Phoenix
Bird from the ashes?  
May all tempting eyes vanish from my pathway
Come back to my breast, you indifferent sorrow!
So that I may quietly die, restore me
To my own being!
ODE(in ancient meter) - M.Eminescu /English version by Andrei Bantas




  Bellu is the most famous cemetery in Bucharest, Romania
Here some images from Writers Alley where Eminescu was was buried under a linden tree.
(jan, 15-2011)
 

















Eminescu on blog :    Karina-lumea noastra
                  Maria Postu
                          Bibliophyle's Blog

48 comments:

Clint said...

Wind---The last picture of the angel (at the bottom of your post) is just about the most hauntingly beautiful shots I have ever seen. I showed it to Cindy, and she swooned. Thank you, my friend. Blessings from Texas.

karina said...

In sfarsit! Toata ziua am asteptat ceva de la tine. Stiam ca ai sa apari cu Eminescu, tu si Covaliov. Multumesc!

Victor Mihiş said...

... nu te dezminţi,... eşti cea care cred că eşti...
frumos...
fără cuvinte...

Valeriu Ungureanu said...

!!!!!!!

Extraodinar !!!!!

Kenneth Larsson said...

Very beautiful pictures! I really like them a lot!

Have a nive evening! :-)

alicee said...

Ai reusit sa ma uimesti din nou!

Minunata seria! Ultima e de vis!

joanny said...

Eminescu is a romantic and mystical poet, Your series of photographs are hauntingly beautiful. A stunning tribute to this poet who died so young and wrote so many beautiful poems. Wonderful black and whites compositions with dark and light shadows. Nice to look at each one in close detail.

Have a nice week end, my blog friend.

joanny

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant photos you have taken.

Rocket Man said...

Wonderful series!

Windsmoke. said...

Fantastic poem by the William Shakespeare of Romania Mihai Eminescu, enjoy the celebration. Very haunting photos.

T @ Poppy Place said...

These are beautiful :) Thanks for sharing more amazing photos from your homeland. :)

What a wonderful thing to celebrate a poet :)

Have a lovely Weekend, T. :)

Two Tigers said...

Beautiful poem and a wonderful photographic journey among the statues! I agree - that last one of the angel is amazing! Thanks for sharing these.

Luis Gomez said...

These are great shots and wonderful poetry!

Out on the prairie said...

Beautiful words and photos. I really liked your pics in the cemetery, art eternal.

kyungmee said...

Thank you for sharing this! These are beautiful and moving!

DUTA said...

Wonderful tribute to a great romanian poet!
Both the poem and the sculptures penetrate our soul and make it vibrate.

ρομπερτ said...

The words are worth to accompany your photography. Time - surely could be feld. Thank you for the last picture, which I liked most. Please have a wonderful Sunday.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great images and such emotion in these statues

Fram Actual said...

I think the word "teacher" should be added to the list of your accomplishments, Wind. I really knew nothing of your poet, Mihai Eminescu, beyond his name, but you have stirred my interest and now I will try to learn more about this man and his work.

Your photographs of the statuary is fascinating. The thought sometimes crosses my mind that it is more interesting to capture the images of these fellows than those of actual, living beings.

Celia na Italia said...

Beautiful photos!

ionelmuscalu said...

Toti ne nastem cu dorurile si dorintele nerealizate ale stramosilor,
cu zodia lor, cu intamplarile lor scrise cu moarte
in vinele noastre, cu steaua predestinarii
si a devenirii intrand laturis in rost,
cu ele in sange mergem fatal prin viata spre implinirea lor.

Lily Riani said...

you captured all the pics so very well, and never fail to impress me.

and i love the poetry/poem. beautifully written,

T. Becque said...

Lovely images as usual :) The last one in particular is catching. Nice idea to celebrate a poet.

VertAnge said...

Wonderful photos!
PS: Cand am fost prima data la Bellu am cautat mormantul lui Eminescu vreo 2 ore :)
Intre timp am vazut ca a scos primaria o harta pentru curiosi.

Traveling Hawk said...

Minunat omagiu, aduc cu inima...

"Nepasare sfanta"...cati isi amintesc oare?...

Andras said...

Imagini superbe!!!
Weekend placut!!!

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful serie photo's with nice light.

greetings, Joop

dmd. said...

dmd-musical.blogspot.com si dmd-suflet.blogspot.com.....desigur,salutari zambitoare :)

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Absolutely fantastic captures of great sculptures!
Thanks for sharing.

B xx

Ola said...

great art, always makes me thing how through ages idea of esthetic changed

smalldot said...

super

Willy. CREALINELIJNEN said...

The last one is my favorit, with a stip!!
Great serie.
Groetjes,Willy

Olga said...

The last photo is very beautiful, sad and powerful.

Silver said...

There's a quiet sacredness to the pictures. I like the poem that you have attached with it too.

Smiles,
Silver

Rizalenio said...

Wow! You're photos put life into these statues. It seems that they are breathing.

And that poetry makes me cry. I read them loud with all my heart. Indeed, words like that are precious.

Thanks for sharing this story. I'll be googling Eminescu more and read more his poetry.

Ursus said...

Figures 1 and 2 are photographed from a good perspective ...

Ursus said...

Figures 1 and 2 are photographed from a good perspective ...

Cristian Ion said...

frumoasă aducere aminte ... bravo

robert said...

In fotografiile tale pana si mormintele au o frumusete aparte.
Pacat de statuia lui Eminescu! (ar mai trebui curatata din cand in cand ...)

Cu alte cuveinte, Daliana, tu este trecatoare, iar fotografia ta, nemuritoare. Na! Ca am zis-o si pe asta ;)

pharaonx said...

eu am renuntat de mult a incerca sa-l cinstesc pe Eminescu intr-o anumita zi. Multe versuri imi vin in minte in fiecare zi, in mod obsedant, versuri despre devenirea omului, sau cele de satira politica.
nu trece saptamina sa ii caut pe net poeziile pentru a incerca sa-mi rasfir in minte un vers sau altul.
oricum e un gest frumos, cel de a aduce aminte ca totusi el a existat, caci pentru foarte multi e doar unu pe care-l inveti la scoala sa treci clasa sau e materie de bac. pacat.
cat despre restul pozelor - fara suparare - sunt citeva statui care m-au dus cu gindul la Lord of the ring.
o saptamina buna sa ai.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Hi Wind, What a lovely tribute to Eminescu and the National Culture day.
This is an amazing and well thought out post as you have managed to link so many things together on to the one page seamlessly. Your choice of subject, creativity and composition at Bellu is as ever first class. If I had to pick one it would be the hands.... I can feel the texture as if I was there and a second would be the inscription on the marble before it.
Lastly, don't spend too much time in the cemetery !!
I know it's monday, but I hope your week goes well, regards to you, J

ANRAFERA said...

Excelentes sencuencias de fotografías llenas de detalles. Muy buenas Wind. Saludos y que tengas una buena semana.
Ramón

Y. Ikeda said...

All the statues and carvings have their own beauty. They appear to express history, torment, and many other things...
Thanks for sharing beautiful photos, as always.
Yoshi

marty said...

fantastic serie of images you made!
I love the way you have taken them !
really stunning !!

se-cret said...

Un frumos și cald omagiu adus lui Eminescu!

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

you show us pictures of greate art - well seen and well done

Luzia said...

An absolute stunning post! The last image is going straight to the soul. Thank you and be kissed from Luzia.

Karina said...

http://karina-lumeanoastra.blogspot.com/2011/03/in-memoriam-nichita-stanescu_31.html

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