Принц Папа Жан

LEGACY

1.LEGACY
Kisses left to me ulcers.
Tender words – a black memory.
And in the wake of love yearnings came loneliness.

2. WAKEFULNESS
To survive
A whole eternity in wakefulness
Caressed by wisdom.

3. ANOTHER
You want wind in your hair.
I breathed it in you.
You chose another for windy weather.

4. DELUSION
If fate helps you
Don’t delude yourself
that you understand it.

5. LOVE
Others’ loves are personal feelings.
Mine is a universal art
In the epidermis of my sinful gene.

6. BETWEEN – 1
The reality of speechlessness.
The fantasy of emotions.
And I between them.

7. PURIFICATION
Having chased away the cloud,
I purify myself beyond,
by the rainbow.

8.BEHEST
On my grave,
please, plant a Japanese rose
which is flowering in the room now.

9.LONELINESS
If you are a loner,
let all loners
be your brothers.

10. A KISS
The juices of love elixir
you poured into my lips
with a kiss.

11. INTERTWINING
We intertwined
like seaweed.
It was delicious.

12.PERFORCE
Neither love, nor forgiveness,
nor for forgetfulness
can be done perforce.

13. SURVIVAL
If you survive, survive entire!
Forget you had to survive
and remember that you must survive.

14. HAPPINESS
A tormented soul
expects happiness.
What am I to do?

15. LUCK
A bit of luck in time.
Wasted days and
unfulfilled dreams.

16. SUFFERING
Leave behind your eyes of glass
drenched in the tears
of suffering.

17. UNPLAITING
The memory unplaits
your fine hair.
What am I to do?

18. THE SOUL
Saddened hermit
who forgives
and sows love.

19. ENOUGH
I don’t want
absolutely anything:
my torment is enough.

20. ADDRESS
In the eye
of the Universe –
amid falling stars.

21. THE BEAUTIFUL
The beautiful is infringement
of the ideal.
Evil breeds horror.

22. CHARACTER
Sometimes I’m a sword
which cuts existence,
opening a road beyond.

23. ETERNITY
Will I be
the longest-living
in order to paint you entire?

24. SENSITIVE
I’m evil and fierce
when misunderstood
I roam without face, without memory.

25.PHILOSOPHY
If you have a philosophy
let it be
cosmic.

26. FLAVOUR
Words deceive me
with their flavour.
And I believe them.

27.MOON
I planted
a moon in my studio –
and it shone in heaven.

28. BRIDE
A truth
in wedding dress
I’ll clothe with my hands.

29.MODEL
Voluptuous breast
I’ll paint
upon canvas voluptuous like flesh.

30. A PAINTER’S PRIZE
I watered the flower
and it showered me
with blossoms.

31. PAPA JAN’S SELF-PORTRAIT
I am the court
of all the worlds
I create.

32. HERITAGE
Give birth only
when you love
and not when you rub the epidermis.

33. YOUTH
If you are young
let youth’s spring
warm up those who are freezing.

34. FANTASY
If you are able
to conduct reality,
do it with fantasy.

35. SINCERITY
Perfect minutes pass;
no bread on a day without food,
souls smashed in problems.

36. TEMPLE
I frolic in flames
I’m on a mission over fire and melancholy.
I’m a temple!

37. VISIONS
A world torn into worlds.
A blossom torn into blossoms.
A ring in golden moments.

38. URGES
Urges wild,
born of the madness
of the shrivelled snail.

39.PUZZLE
If you are tempted
by puzzles,
you’ll attain revelation.

40.HARVEST
The wisdom
to await
the harvest.

41. KNOWLEDGE
In the naked undressed reason
I discovered the secrets
of raging knowledge.

42. GRATITUDE
First I fed the birds.
Then I flew
upon their wings.

43. THE MAN
The planted flower
seared
by life’s frost.

44. FROLICKING
I frolic
in the speech of the impossible.
Like a missing word.

45. REQUIEM
Like a requiem
was I born.
Madman!

46. MOTHER’S FEELINGS
Should you come to hate Woman,
remember
a mother’s feelings.

47. HOLDING UP
The spiral of memory
holding by the hand
the blessed moment.

48. THE FACE
The face
is with me even when
I dream.

49. TENDERNESS
Dusk, carry forth
my tenderness,
having touched breathing.

50. PICTURE
And a shared brightness
is the picture painted –
for you from me.

51. NATIVITY
I was born to be,
and be, I must!
Therefore I was born!

52. PATH
From the clenched fist
through my brush
to your eyes.

53. MAKE-UP
Merciless words
in fine verses
made-up.

54. DYING
If you are mortal,
die like mortal.
Even if you believe in immortality.

55. LOVE
Our love blinds eternity
and God has stopped time
because with love He would age.

56. SCULPTOR – 2
Upon the statue of stone
I’ll polish
with my lips.

57. VOLCANO
Subdued in your embrace,
lost in the world,
I look for a volcano.

58. DESIRE
When will I become
Infinite
in order to feel your glance?

59. LIPS
Upon your lips –
mud and poison,
and a breath of love and wings.

60. FOULNESS
Vagina – soul and heart – pony;
the foul Absolute asks:
“Where to? Where to?”

61. ANNOTATION ON PAPA JAN
Autumn and spring
love and hatred…
A human am I.

62. PAPA JAN’S SELF-PORTRAIT
Hands and colours,
irises wounded by love,
an open heart…

63. FIGURES
If you live
solely on memories
you are living only amid figures of snow.

64. WITHOUT SIN
Doors – open eyes;
and maybe a human being?!
Without sin or error.

65. HALLUCINATIONS
Hallucinations
For escape,
yet they save us.

66. VOCABULARY
Before the huge
civilized mouth
I swallowed the words.

67. REALITY
The reality
of my seclusion
ignores chance.

68. COUNTING
The scenery
of moon and sun
counted the years.

69. FATES
There are no evil aspects to the soul
there are evil souls –
dogs’ fates.

70. MIRACLE
If you see a miracle, doubt it,
so that what remains is the miracle
of having seen a miracle.

71. LIFE
There are no angry names.
Motley life
has in fact no name.

72. REFLECTION
Under the frames
of the old pictures –
dissipated roads.

73. C’EST LA VIE
Both darkness and light;
both sin and love;
both faith and hope.

74. STRESS
How are we to live
in this world of shadows
and spirits of vanished bodies?

75. HARNESSING
I must harness
all others’ fates
in mine.

76. FIRE
If you are nailed
for having given fire,
you are free in the fire itself!

77. WASTE
Wasted dawns.
Wasted sunsets.
Wasted…

78. IMAGE
The drops
of the raging elements
wasted the spring.

79. ACQUAINTANCE
I painted
an unfamiliar world.
And got acquainted with it.

80. MADONNA
Out of concrete I sculpt
the Madonna.
Will she give birth to me?

81. THE LAST SUPPER
At the Last Supper
you and I, Love,
remained hungry.

82. HERMIT
Nature has turned
into a dustbin
for hermits.

83. SCHOLASTICISM
When wise men
talk about saints
facts are silent.

84. SEA AND DESERT
The grains of sand of the Sahara.
The drops of the Pacific.
The unrequited love of billions.

85. MANLINESS
If you are a man,
a woman can conceive
from your glance.

86. SHALL WE LIVE TO SEE THE HARVEST?
We have sown but it is early.
We sing to make time fly.
The harvest will be golden.

87. PLASTER
Every plaster
makes the master proud.
God takes pride in your torso.

88. THE LAST EMPEROR
The world is blind,
long since dead,
and my empire are our eyes.

89. EVERLASTING IN TIME
When the wind changes direction,
the clock hand goes backwards.
You and I will be again.

90. SECRET
I opened the door
to the throng
that was silent.

91. PREMONITION
My hands burn in unknown fire,
what am I feeling in this instant?
That we survive by my hands.

92. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
We go round along the spiral of time
and stop in an anagram
in order to feel our feast.

93. A SHOP FOR AIRY TOWERS
When the towers lie in ruins
and no one has authority over them
I’ll search for values on my own.

94. IMMIGRANTS
If you expect immigrants,
go and get to know
your own folk first.

95. ETERNITY
When I merge with the impossible,
eyes open other eyes.
Doors to the possible.

96. IMMORTALITY
The raven
on my grave
sings the blues of my life.

97. SIAMESE BROTHERS
Siamese brothers,
above us hangs the Damocles sword –
bloodbath or love? I don’t know!

98. IMPATIENCE
I erased the colours
of my consciousness
before the rainbow came.

99. WISDOM
The soul is born of dust,
and the body, of mud.
And everything else is blood.

100. DOOMED
If you feel doomed,
you are doomed
to your road.

101. LEGACY
You were born for me –
be blessed,
and merge the two geniuses into one!

102. CATHARSIS
From the bottom of each cell of yours,
from sinful sweat
I created holy water.

103. WIDE EXPANSES
O, tender lips of flesh,
how voraciously you took away my soul
for I was insanely alone and misunderstood.

104. HUMAN TALE
As my grandfather used to say –
live under the muzzle of a gun
but not in vice.

105. LIFE STORY
Beautiful were the centuries,
reminding me of your breasts
and unknown you were.

106. A FACE
In the veil of the nocturnal
mysteriousness of your face
there flickered the palette of the Absurd.

107. FAITH
Faith is a part of the road,
the arrow, a line of axis. Midnight,
again I roam, full of strength.

108. CERAMICS
I kiss your breasts,
and they are hot and cold.
You are ceramic.

109. SUNFLOWERS
Curious, misunderstood,
they peep
and the curiosity is in us.

110. SUNSET
The sun dies and I am born,
and on the morrow,
regrettably, I am with the latest woman.

111.HARVEST MORNING
If you expect the morning of the harvest,
be diligent
at sowing-time.

112. LYZISM*
I dissolve my soul in fire,
in agony do I dissolve the soul.
Dissolve. I dissolve the world.
• Lyzism – universal dissolvent of everything in everything.

113. PANCHATANTRA
In these parables I will find myself;
I used to be a snail
but will be a god.

114. FAITH
When I was a little boy
and the sun burnt in the zenith
I still believed. I believe even now.

115. DECLARATION
If you make someone a declaration of love,
may your declaration
be never repeated.

116. LIFE
I’m playing poker with death
in order to survive in life.
Man and God.

117. THE MIRROR –
Oil splashes.
Energy.
I see my likeness.

118. THE MIRROR – 3
The eyes are always there.
Within the mirror frame.
The eyes are an eternal motif.

119. REDEMTION
Backpacks full of sin
left I in my stellar hour.
Hands, wounded by the cross.

120. MELODY
A hand touches me in my sleep…
Life touches me
with Bach’s fingers.

121. EVENING
The embers melt,
reflections
smile from the sky…

122. PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD
Nature focuses
in the brain and it again
disperses in nature.

123. OLD AGE
Life prays kneeling.
Before the dark…
It prays for sleep…

124. HOOVES
In the rumour
I hear
the devil’s hooves.

125. A RING
My life is a ring
on your finger.
Painting.

126. INSTANT
Exist
outside any clock.
Steal the instant.

127. SHELTERED
In your palms
I am sheltered,
love.

128. TIRED ROADS
If you have a heart,
refresh with it
your tired roads!

129. IDEA
Visions
search for bearings
in the dark.

130. REASON
The reason frees us
of animality ,
taking away the primitive instinct from us.

131. LANGUAGE
Fallen speech
and sinful speech
whispers from the paintings.

132. GARDEN
The wind shines
on the brush.
A garden with flowers.

133. UNHAPPY FLOWER
If you see an unhappy flower,
look after it,
it will be the best ornament for you.

134. CARRION
In the brain – a sepulchre,
my dead thought
decomposes a soul.

135. PALETTE – 2
A world,
created by
thousands of others.

136. DOLL
Words of snow
from a tender heart.
A world in snow.

137. FUTURE – 1
My little child,
you pace somewhere with my fibres
and my thoughts.

138. SWELLING
The swelling breasts
of divine reflection
soaked in my brain.

139. THE END OF THE CENTURY
On the threshold –
vain bustle and words with pincers
sunk into my soul.

140. FRESHNESS
If you are fresh,
refresh the sick!
Cure!

141. FUTURE – 12
A timid heart weeps
in front of the clock…
Is your heart weeping?

142. SIBERIA
Upon the breasts of a doll,
covered in snow,
I am silent…

143. FREEDOM
Sweet will,
exotic coast,
quiet breasts.

144. THE END OF THE CENTURY – 2
The demise of the latest empire –
again fear and unreason
lay the foundations of a new one…

145. POETICS
Faces dissolve in rhyme,
love loses light
but hearts still beat!

146. WRETCH
Alone with my winds
I will search for faith
where there is none.

147. ILLUMINATION
In us illumination is tortured;
it passes through the thousands of volumes
of lived human destinies.

148. PALETTE
The palette resembles a toboggan-slide;
dashing down its face,
the loner will generate worlds…

149. MORE
If you have to do something,
just do it
in order to achieve more!

150. OFFSPRING
The painting resembles a palette
on which I vie with Nature!
I build colours with the hand.

151. BLUES
By the empty bottle he is alone.
She is miserable.
The world isn’t a dream.

152. EMBODIMENT
The bench – once a tree,
imbibing through the leaves the heavens!
It still feels your warmth.

153. OCEAN
In its motley bustle the world
is the dappled tale which produced you!
Another, unknown existence!

154. FIRE-DANCER
The embers caress the feet!
A fiery soul!
Someone burnt up in it!

155. I FLY
I fly on the wings of the horseman,
filled with angels and fury,
with my tragic plight of being human.

156. HANDS
The lines bring forgiveness!
Everyone cuts the lines on his own
because choice isn’t destiny.

157. A TEAR
A tear in the marshes
will give birth to the next reed.
Countless tears fall in the marshes…

158. ONCE AGAIN AT THE LAST SUPPER
“Last” you say?
We feed on your flesh!
Hunger turns us into cannibals once again!

159. WITCH HUNT
She was born.
A woman was burnt at the stake.
The cruel stake of the critics…

160. TO DAVID REES
The world lived through you,
a prophet or a camera man.
Via dolorosa summons you…

161. KNOWLEDGE
Were one to know
how to extract
interesting things from one’s insanity.

162. KNOWLEDGE – 2
I conquer the souls
of the dead,
delving in dusty volumes.

163. TO SYLVIA ALLISON
In the name of colourful sorrow
she followed him proudly to the end of the world,
beginning and ending with us.

164. LIFE – 3
A life of trial and forgiveness,
adorned with a galactic brooch,
lived with delight and vice.

165. SHARING
If you win
the gratitude of one heart,
share it with everyone.

166. CHEATING
If faith in what’s good
has cheated you,
you can also cheat faith in what’s evil.

167. RHYTHM
The fast lane stretches the instants,
The speedometer stands at three hundred…
That speed brought you success.

168. WOLF-MOON – 1
The she-wolf is dead!
The he-wolf is satiated!
In the battle for life this is a line of verse, too!

169. WOLF-MOON – 2
Having given his flesh for love,
even the predator is tender –
he expects cubs of her…

170. WOLF-MOON – 3
I have loaded my gun.
He or I, one must die!
May heaven forgive me!

171. ALONE
After many a “Smirnoff”
I come to my senses, happy in the night!
A lonely life is a “Smirnoff”.

172. MINUTES
The minutes of our final rendezvous,
dozed off comfortably
and, surprised, vanished in the past.

173. BLUES – 2
Lights go out slowly
and a lonely night pours itself out
in sorrow; a tearful soul…

174. BIRTHDAY
I owe my life to you,
but before we withstand
we must trust!

175. TOTAL FERTILIZATION
Before the vipers of Messiah
fertilize you
the apple-tree blossoms!

176. DUSTBIN
Stop mourning the dead now,
the dead instant!
Life is not a dustbin.

177. THE SHAFT
In it I await my fate,
playing poker with death.
Unfortunately, this is life!

178. COIN
A heart
Against the wind’s pulsation…
The memory opposed to the present!

179. LOVE
If you love one, you live with one
if you love the world
you will live as long as it.

180. EDUCATION
Education moulds
Our emotions
conquers the rest of our brain.

181. NEW REALITY
My eyes staggered reality
With metal hands of a robot.
I opened my eyes to life.

182. HANDWRITING
After thousands of years
a heavenly expert
will retrace my steps…

183. MEASURE
My measure is the abyss,
I fill it with the Universe
I fill it with soul!

184. MEETING
If you forever part
With someone or something
you’ll forever meet something new.

185. FIRE
With the measured step of a fire-dancer
I conduct the fire inside me…
I am ablaze but I do not burn up!

186. AIR
With asthmatic lungs the world
absorbs the shadow of the air…
I seek true cleanliness!

187. EARTH
A body. A soul in exile.
Endless vagrancy.
Coldness and warmth.

188. REFLECTION
Lift your eye-lids,
in order to reflect
the blazing stars.

189. SPRING
Flirtatious pretty girl.
After the smile, tears.
Youth is your name!

190. SUMMER
The hay-stacks smell of the sea.
The air is asleep locked in an embrace.
I love you.

191. AUTUMN
A mountain spring:
rebellious sorrow.
A step towards old age.

192. WINTER
A white-haired girl
knocked on my door.
I invited her and was petrified.

193. BROOK
An old novel with novel notes,
you are still singing:
“You, man in a hurry, do stop!”

194. SEARCH
If all your life
you have sought the shore of your joy
you’ll find it one day.

195. PARTING
Snow-covered blood
are your lips,
Love!

196. DESIRES
Death destroys
the fictional world
of desires.

197. LUST
Why do I deny in myself
the lust –
a doe, which has raised her behind…

198. A VISION
Through dusk
I discerned a dawn.
Between borders, I burnt in a fire.

199. OVERBOARD
A weary town weeps
with the eyes
of a forlorn child…

200. THE LIMOUSINE
Luxurious like a limousine
expensive courtesan, cheap soul…
Muddy river.

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