The Blog of John Walford, British-born, but long resident in The United States. I am an art historian, currently studying satire in Netherlandish art, an amateur photographer, and occasional writer, who writes here about art, photography, and the human condition--some of it ekphratic poetry, responding to works of art. This is to be a site for words and images, interacting on one another, as vehicles of human expression.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ahmad Kavousian's "Farewell to the city I love....."

"May sun shine on your path, and wind be always on your back"

I sit and grieve,
Know not what to say,
Ahmad is going away.
Why should we mourn?

Lisbon or Vancouver:
Isn't it much the same,
For us your Flickr friends,
Where space dissolves.

Why should we grieve this way?

But we know the wrench
Of such a move, the hard
Goodbye, lives left behind,
Your little Pedrom........

And we know the draw,
Each heart does need,
Their own Graca -and to
Her arms and love -

We commit you - our friend.

May the sun shine on this great change,
removed, once more, from the soil you love,
and may peace fill your courageous heart.

In friendship, John W, Feb 27, 2010.

1 comment:

  1. Yes,Although he is now closer to me (in spite of distance between Iran and Canada) but I think he remains in your heart and memory. As an intellectual , he is phenomenon in photography.


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I am a British-born, art historian, teaching in the USA; I studied law, in England,1964-68; worked part-time in the art world, 1968-69; then studied art history at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1969-76; completed my Ph.D. diss. at the University of Cambridge, 1981; moved to the States in 1981, and have since written, or co-authored, other books. I am currently studying satire in Netherlandish art. My wife, Maria, was born in Milan, Italy, where she worked as an interpreter, in business; she spent seven years in Switzerland, at the University of Lausanne, 1963-70. She came to Amsterdam in 1971, and we soon married. She is a wife, mother, literary critic, of Italian (and French) literature, and completed her Ph. D. diss. in 2002, at the University of Chicago, on Cesare Pavese and His Critics. We have three married children, and eight grandchildren, all of whom we excessively adore! I welcome dialog about art, photography, human behavior, beliefs, and motivation from all comers, regardless of race, color, gender, orientation, values, or beliefs. This is to be a site for words and images, as vehicles of human expression, around topics of mutual interest.

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