Painted words by Pierre Bordenave
I paint my words
Just as I write my paintings
The colours of words are as important as the vocabulary of a brushstroke...
Poetry shows out what is behind words
Just like a flower shows out the harmony of the world
Just by moving in the summer wind...
Poetry reveals what is universal in everyone's destiny
But remains asleep in everyone's soul :
We need the poet's words to wake up...
I need the words of Rimbaud, Baudelaire and Michaux to look up to the man
Who is behind my mirror..
I need the words of Essenin, Akhmadoulina and Brodsky to find out that
the language of poetry is the same even behind foreign words...
Su Tung, a Chinese writer from the 8th century, wrote about one of his friends
called Wang Wei : "when I read one of Wang Wei's poems, I find a painting in his poem when I look at one of Wang Wei's paintings, I find a poem in his painting"
And though I was born in Bayonne, France, in 1949,
I am glad to be an 8th century Chinese Poet and Painter !