Melting Heart

Melting Heart
Melting Heart
Melting Heart

This painting came to me as a vision.

A friend commented on the painting:

As I see the painting, my heart sings the song …
“Light my soul with thy holy flame.
let my darkness my sadness melt into light … ”
[Aguner poroshmoni chhoao pran-e]

The song fits the painting so beautifully.
It is a Bengali song by Rabindranath Tagore…

English translations to the lyrics go like this:

Touch my heart with your fire
So that this life
burns as a glorious offering.

Let this body
Be like a lamp among the heavens
And every song
Light up in glowing gesture.

In the heart of darkness
I shall feel your touch
Through the nights
As you light the stars
One after another.

No darkness shall
Veil this vision –
I shall find wondrous lights
Wherever I gaze.
And my tears
Will find a blazing fervor
As they reach up for the skies.

~Rabindranath Tagore

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I refer to my paintings as creations from stillness. I have found the best thing I can do as an artist is to get out of the way and let life paint what it wants to paint. I get inspiration about what each painting will be, and then, bit by bit, the general sense of it fills in, but that all comes from stillness, too.

2 Comments on “Melting Heart

  1. Thanks Shweta : fine souls like Tagore have given beautiful insights into these “melting moments” as you are portraying so well !

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