Monday, April 4, 2011

Life for Sale - Refugees




My dream for sale


My lonely city


My movies for sale


City story for sale


My friend


Sun place, between the thin lines marking sea and sand..


Sound for sale


Spring for sale


...So into the West, smiles on our faces, we'll go...


...nowhere to stay


We're refugees, walking away from the life we've known and loved...

smiling very peacefully


...in the summertime, though august people sneered...




We're refugees, carrying all we own in brown bags, tied up with string...




nothing to think

 
but we'll be happy on our own...


we began to notice that we could be free...


shadows coming alive in the golden sun...

 
So into the West, smiles on our faces, we'll go;
oh! yes, and our aplogies to those
who'll never really know the Way....


My heart, nothing to do nor say


N. was somewhere years ago and cold:
ice locked the people's hearts and made them old.
S. was birth to pleasant lands, but dry:
I walked the waters' depths and played my mind.
E. was dawn, coming alive in the golden sun:
the winds came gently, several
heads became one
in the summertime, though august people sneered...
we were at peace, and we cheered
We walked along, sometimes hand in hand,
between the thin lines marking sea and sand;
smiling very peacefully,
we began to notice that we could be free,
and we moved together to the West.
W. is where all days shall someday end;
where the colours turn from grey to gold,
and you can be with the friends.
And light flakes the golden clouds above:
West is Mike and Susie,
West is where I love.
There we shall spend the final days of our lives...
tell the same old stories: well, at least we tried.
So into the West, smiles on our faces, we'll go;
oh! yes, and our apologies to those
who'll never really know the Way....
We're refugees, walking away from the life we've known and loved...
nothing to do nor say, nowhere to stay; now we are alone.
We're refugees, carrying all we own in brown bags, tied up with string...
nothing to think, it doesn't mean a thing, but we'll be happy on our own.
West is Mike and Susie;
West is Mike and Susie;
West is where I love,
West is refugees' home.

Van der Graaf Generator - Refugees /
The Least We Can Do is Wave to Each Other (Feb 1970)  & Peter Hammill 

"We're all awash in a sea of blood, and the least we can do is wave to each other" (John Minton)





rock simfonic anii '70

 


53 comments:

pharaonx said...

prima imi place la nebunie. numai buna de poster.

smalldot said...

frumoasa serie

Joop Zand said...

Hello Wind

Itá again a very nice and good serie photo's...... my compliments.

Greetings, Joop

April said...

Minunate, ca de obicei.
E arta curata.

Daca ar fi sa te caracterizez intr-un curant, acesta ar fi CLARITATE!

Sperb intreg blogul, draga Wind!

Tzzumbi said...

faina serie

Multibrand said...

Interesting photos combined with lyrics of so by Van Der Graaf Generator. Good!

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

FABULOUS B&W!
I'm impressed!

Have a great Monday!
B xx

Jesus de Leon said...

Nisa serie de fotografii care le-aţi încărcat.

Salutări din Spania.

ADRIAN said...

A very powerful post. Superb lyrics but the photographs I found stronger. Thank you.

Cristina said...

Un post variegato con in comune il bianco e nero. Sono molte belle e ben definite. Complimenti ciao Cri : )

Luis Gomez said...

Great work. Beautiful images!

Rick Forrestal said...

Great series of photographs. Love your style.

Ola said...

perfect combination of the poem with the photos

Clint said...

My friend Wind has done it again. Beautiful and powerful.

I love your photographs, especially the cute dogs. Anthony Hopkins gives me the creeps. Ha.

Traveling Hawk said...

Prima, cainele si rata deasupra apei sunt favoritele mele dintr-o serie frumoasa, ca de obicei.

Cătălin said...

O vizualizare lipsită de disconfort..., cu o muzică pe măsură.
Salutări!

shaman said...

Foarte frumoase poze, dar prima e superba. Lumina, compozitia, culorile. I like it.

Otonio. said...

Hola Wind.

Me gustan todas tus fotografías.
Hay para todos los gustos y en especial para "El buen gusto".

Se nota tu sensibilidad de mujer en cada una de tus imágenes.

Un abrazo

Dumitru ( micky65 ) said...

Ciao Wind !
Foarte frumoasa serie .Imi plac toate!Multumesc !
Salutari din Torino !

VertAnge said...

Foarte frumos!

Noke said...

Schöne Bilder der verschiedenen Motive gefallen mir.

Gruß
Noke

Kaya said...

Your photographs said it all. Words are so insignificant here. Powerful post and powerful images. Great poetry... I also thought about freedom. Such a desirable word! You mention the Way.... The Way to freedom is always difficult...

I listend also to the music and I loved it.

Wind, you touched my heart by this post. You made me think who we are and where we are go....

Many hugs and warm spring wishes to a beautiful artist Wind!!!!!!

Bibliotecaru said...

Sound for sale... Cred că am privit-o cam 20 de minute fără să mă satur de ea. Aproape că am simţit mirosul acelor sunete refuzate.
Părerea mea de rău este că nu sunt un întreprinzător care să facă din aceste fotografii postere pentru a împânzi lumea cu ele. Nu pentru un succes financiar este părerea de rău, ci pentru faptul că cei care nu cunosc acest blog sunt privaţi de reflecţia generoasă obţinută prin această grafică extraordinară.

Fram Actual said...

I could write here all day and all night and still not adequately express my thoughts about the stunning, emotional impact of hearing that song for the first time and regarding the poignant magnificence of your photographs, Wind. I think you have a near-magical eye when you hold a camera in your hands.

Your post makes me feel like I am driving down an unfamiliar road at a breakneck speed, trying to absorb the countryside flashing by me while also trying to maintain control of the car as curves and obstacles abruptly appear in front of me. I think I need to come back to this post a few times over a few days to try to grasp it better.

ρομπερτ said...

magic of life.



daily athens

Bitch said...

Wind.
Yes, it is always sad to see that there are people without a country
and shelter.
You bring to us again the most powerful
images..

Greetings...

horse and moon said...

Always the same problem when see your images. Don't know what to say ;)
so powerful, that words can't describe.

thanks for sharing them

M.

Davidikus said...

There is some really interesting work here, though I don't get the link with the lyrics!

Thanks for sharing.

http://davidikus.blogspot.com/
http://www.davidranc.com

Amelia & Mihai-Stefan CHIRCA said...

Greu de spus care ne place mai mult. Totusi, cea cu cainele in prim plan si sirul de tineri pe malul lacului e superba! Plina de poveste si miscare. Parca-i scoasa dintr-un film ;)

amatamari© said...

The truth is touched by your pictures and your words ... thanks, you touched my soul with this post!

fotolucian said...

Excelenta serie,prima imi place in mod deosebit,felicitari.

bogdan said...

bună Wind. mă bucur că ai trecut pe la mine, căci astfel am avut ocazia să descopăr acest loc magic. felicitări pentru acest reușit melange de imagine, cuvânt și muzică. și dat fiind că sunt sigur că mă voi întoarce perioadic, aș propune și-un schimb de link, dacă-i OK și din partea ta. noapte bună.

Fram Actual said...

Still marveling at the photographs. Still loving the song; I think I will adopt it as my anthem for a while.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Hi Wind, You always deliver something special and significant that you want to say beyond these outstanding Life for Sale images. I don't think I'm qualified to comment on the subject except to say that it's not the golden fleece that it's made out to be. Identification and who we are however is important & that is what I read here. It would be wrong to pick out favourite images here as they are all superb on this theme but I can not fail to mention image 1... breathtaking. Image 9 is very powerful... & I hope the dog didn't lick your camera lens !! haha
My regards to you, J

Rizalenio said...

Hi, Wind. I was touched by the photo of a bird symbolizing freedom. Your photos from the beginning got me hooked immediately and reading the caption made me ponder about life. Suddenly, I remember what I read long time that we are all refugees of our decision.

I love all the photos as always. The last photo is my favorite. Thanks a lot for this inspiring series, my idol.

robert said...

Imi plac toate, fara tagada! Insa nu stiu cum le-as putea incadra pe toate in titlu: refugees.

Tied up with string cred ca nu mai e de actualitate. La mesaj ma refer :D

Victor said...

hmm...
... am răsfoit încă o dată imaginile tale, din ultimele postări; m-am uitat, am revenit,... şi iar m-am întors...
hmm...
... postare asta e ALTCEVA; nu ai avut niciodată lucruri facile, muzica ta nu e de doi lei; ai avut inclusiv subiecte majore, dincolo de fulgul de ieri sau floricica de azi...
... postarea asta e ALTCEVA; totul e mai vibrant, mai tăios,... iar uneori se aude scrâşnet... în ironie, în viaţă, în moarte, în simbol,... în tot...
ai grijă de tine
salutări, de unde se agaţă harta

Celia na Italia said...

Really, really nice!

magda said...

Shocking words and subtitles!
Deeply moved ....
The wonderful pictures you spoke to my heart ...
What a pain ....
Thank you for your wonderful post!! !!

ruma said...

The consideration of around the world people...
IT will become the driving force to let Japan be Re-birth.

Thanks to all of Warm Cordiality.

From Japan, ruma

Alberto Oliver said...

I buy it all!!!
and I will collect and keep it safe, for later to return you it all, lovely treasures indeed.
How much I was missing that my mind and my senses could be relaxed and in peace, in order to be able to admire the beautiful things of life, including your work.
Oh and bTW, I am looking for a sun, a big and round one, for catching it and sending it to you, you will see, trust me ;)

Have a great and happy friday, and the best of weekends
Hugs
Alberto

Joe said...

Fascinating series of photographs. Congrats.

ANRAFERA said...

Una vez más nos muestra un excelente reportaje lleno de fotografias con detalles y estupendos procesados. Enhorabuena, Wind. Que tengas un estupendo fin de semana.
Cordial saludo.
Ramón

Leovi said...

Daliana impressive series are all so good we do not know where to start, I really prefer the open mouth. When you've chosen is one that I like and so on. A hug.

joanny said...

Powerful series, tells a very revealing story the images are haunting, and mystical. Very evocative.

joanny

Picturit said...

Great set of Mono images very thought provoking.

Tatiana said...

I donìt know many people with such a wide open heart to feelings and emotions.
Cuddles.

Robert Manz said...

well done ! robert

taio said...

cuvintele is de prisos,pretios

cartim said...

Mi se pare mie sau aceasta serie este mai deprimanta, sper ca nu aceasta sa fie starea ta de sprit .

Yanneck said...

Fantastic blog and great photos.
Great work.

se-cret said...

Așa cum ne-ai obișnuit superbe fotografiile și
my fried not for sale!

Cello-in said...

AMAZING pictures!
Truly breath-taking.
Following you!

Please follow me too.

Cello

http://cello-in.blogspot.com/

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