Friday, May 26, 2006

One




I am fond of poetry, reading and writing. It is my way to express.
Okay in a shortstory i will survive, but not in a complete novel.
It is who i am...
And darn, i like it to be this way!

My best friend X. is very good in ceramics, so last year she made this beautiful plate and she engraved one of my poems in it.
"Detached landscape"(Onthecht landschap)
You can read the last sentences: "nothing more, nothing less, One i am" (niet meer, niet minder, Eén ben ik)

It is the most beautiful gift i ever got. Thank you X.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Rochelle said...

What a wonderful gift from your friend, Manpreet! Now both you and your friend's artistry are combined on one plate, a great representation of your friendship. (-: It's a beautiful plate.

You know, when I first saw the circular pattern, I could not help but be reminded of the yellow brick road on The Wizard of Oz. :-D

As you can probably tell, I'm catching up on blog comments. I've been so busy at work, and in general. I've been able to read parts of some blogs, but not much time for posting comments. )-: Now I'm catching up.

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Saturday, May 27, 2006 6:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Rochelle said...

I also love poetry and stories, Manpreet. I'm really out of practice with my writing, though.

Two of my favorite contemporary poets are Sherman Alexie (a Native American writer who writes both poetry and short stories) and William Stafford.

Years ago when I was in college, I attended a book reading by William Stafford. One of his poems had just been published into a children's book, titled "The Animal that Drank Up Sound." It's a lovely poem, and I thought made a great children's book. I bought a copy of the book and gave it to my oldest nephew (my only nephew at the time).

I remember at that reading I could have obtained an autograph, but at the time I was such a snob, I thought it silly to get someone's autograph. Now he's dead, so it's too late. Oh, well!

I think this weekend I will post one of his poems on my blog. (-:

Please do post more of your lovely poems, Manpreet. I love reading them.

Saturday, May 27, 2006 6:42:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

"Datched landscape" is such a temptation. Is there no way we can get the translation for the whole thing??

And I agree with Rochelle, this plate unifies skills and love that you and X share.

Cheers to such art, such talents and such relationships!

Friday, June 02, 2006 4:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Xandra said...

What a wonderful gesture to put a picture of my plate on your blog!
I saw it today, the day that my teacher of ceramics was cremated. It was he who showed me this new way of expressing myself. For that I am so gratefull.
Thank you for showing my plate but most of all, thank you for being the friend you are...

Friday, June 02, 2006 4:54:00 PM  

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