THUNDER (ink and colored pencil on paper)
A week ago I reconnected with my college friend Ashley over Facebook. She asked me to do her a little favor. It is to interpret a poem she wrote few years back called “Thunder” which was published on “The Inditers’ Virtu”, the Literary folio of our College Publication. The poem was really good so I took the challenge of transforming it into an artwork. The poem reads below:
To declare war between peace and harmony,
Or to end our lives in tragedy.
To disturb the sleeping tranquility,
Or to leave our affair in agony.
To destroy respect and unity,
Or to break our hearts and its beauty.
You’re the sky, I’m the sea
We’re different and that’s obviously.
Under the sea, below the reef
An existing me, full of grief.
Up in the sky, behind the clouds
A beautiful creature crying out loud.
For you have wings, I can not fly
I had tails, you can not dive.
But you see how smart we were,
Making ways to touch each other.
You make rains, I make clouds
From that gist we both found.
Our presence amidst absence,
Our essence for existence.
I beg the water to evaporate faster,
Thinking that my presence will exist a little longer.
But too much of it made the clouds heavy
With thunder and lightning ready to struck me.
When the clouds released its lightning
I was shocked, why vthere were feathers falling?
Suddenly, I heard a thud of something
It’s you, murdered, panting and dying.