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Poetry and Art Installation.

"As I write, words of love flow from within as though I have wandered into the sweet haze of a thousand falling blossoms. My heart is pounding with anticipation. Words form upon the page so fluently, they appear to bypass me almost entirely."

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In 2014, Atalina was given the opportunity to create an interactive art and poetry installation at the Palace Arts Gallery, in the north of England. The piece she created was based upon a prosaic essay Atalina wrote entitled 'Into the Flow'.

In a quiet corner of the gallery, a serene nature themed space was created. Atalina began an anonymous love poem in a notebook, and left it unfinished, upon an old painted bench, beneath a blossom tree. The piece was warmly received by visitors young and old, who completed the poem. At the end of the exhibition; the collective love poem was hand written, and hung from the branches of the tree.

 

 

 

anonymous Love Poem

 

It is enough to know

That I have been released.

Touched, endured,

Fused, overcome.

And that I have surrendered,

In a moment of sheer bliss.

 

My heart dances

And my hands become clammy.

How happy I am

In this peace.

 

To love,

And be loved

Is priceless, perfect. 

 

It has many faces,

You will find it in

The strangest of places. 

 

Love accepts.

Love is trusting each other,

And building feelings.

Love is dedication and loyalty.

Love is being there for each other;

Friends and family.

 

Love is the warmth in the heart.

Love is the opening of a flower.

It is the excitement of new beginnings!

 

Love is watching the blossoms

As the seasons go by.

 

Blossoms are like love

Bursting into beauty,

The secret smile of springtime!

Lifting the heart

And quickening the step.

 

Too short lived, the petals fall.

Like sad tears when

Love fades and dies.

But hope is there

In the stem and sap,

The promise

 Of blossoms next year.

 

Love is a word used so loosely,

A word sold and cheapened,

By misuse.

 

There is a space love

Can be all,

It is;

Freely flowing like liquid

Uncontrolled.

 

Love gives permission

To itself, to be itself

And sparks life.

 

Love is longing,

Endless, timeless.

The true essence

Of our being.

 

We are one,

My soul and I.

 

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Visitor Comments

 

" Delicate, beautiful and deeply emotional." - - Anon

 

"Beautiful poetry, stunning artwork and love the nature element that always runs through Atalina's work." - - LW

 

"We made it down to see, beautiful!" - - Kelly Ann

 

"Awesome work!" - - Jessica

 

"The art is amazing to look at." - - Anon

 

 

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