Monday, 11 April 2011

I Will Give You a Rose


Painting by Laura Tedeschi




I will give you a rose
A red rose to paint everything
A rose to comfort your each and every tear
And a rose to show you my love
I will give you a rose
A white rose as if you were my wife
A white rose to help you forget
Each little pain
My name is Antonio and I’m mad
I was born in 1954 and I’ve lived here since I was a baby
I believed I could talk with the devil
So they closed me in a mental home for forty years
I’m writing you this letter because I don’t know how to talk
Forgive the handwriting of a school child
And I’m astonished I’m still feeling emotions
But it’s the fault of my hand that won’t stop shaking
I’m like a piano with a broken key
The dissonant chord of an orchestra of drunks
Day and night seem the same
In the dim light the pierces the opaque glass
I’m still pissing myself because I’m afraid
To the sane, we have always been rubbish
Smelling of piss and sawdust
This is mental illness and there is no cure
I will give you a rose
A red rose to paint everything
A rose to comfort your each and every tear
And a rose to show you my love
I will give you a rose
A white rose as if you were my wife
A white rose to help you forget
Each little pain
Mad people are like question marks with no sentences
Thousands of spaceships that never return home
They are snowmen spread out under the sun
Mad people are messengers of a God that doesn’t want them
I build snow for myself out of polystyrene
My illness is that I’ve been left alone
Now take a telescope and measure the distance
Look between me and you – who is more dangerous?
We loved each other secretly in a hospital ward
Finding a corner that would be ours alone
I remember the few moments when we felt alive
Not like the medical records crammed in the archives
Of all my memories, you’ll be the last to disappear
You were like an angel tied to a radiator
In spite of everything I’m still waiting for you
And when I close my eyes I feel your hands caressing me
I will give you a rose
A red rose to paint everything
A rose to comfort your each and every tear
And a rose to show you my love
I will give you a rose
A white rose as if you were my wife
A white rose to help you forget
Each little pain
My name is Antonio and I’m on the roof
Dear Margherita, I’ve waited for you for 20 years
We go mad when no one understands us
Also when your best friend betrays you
I leave you this letter, now I must go
Forgive the handwriting of a school child
Are you astonished I’m still feeling something?
Surprise yourself again because Antonio knows how to fly

Simone Cristicchi


63 comments:

Maritza said...

¡Esos ojos!,Laura...
Son extremadamente dramáticos.

Felicidades.
Abrazos!

Marty said...

Quel regard dans cette peinture !
quel post émouvant Laura !
ce texte sublime à faire pleurer !
c'est si beau et si triste !
exceptionnel !!
bisous Laura

Clint said...

Very sobering and thought-provoking. Thank you for sharing, Laura.

ADRIAN said...

What a sad picture. Beautifully painted, it tugs the heartstrings.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A sad painted red rose !

Jean Spitzer said...

Moving.

Tito said...

Un volto che mi colpisce per la sua espressione, per la sua intensità, per questi rossi che richiamano a delle ferite.... Un lavoro forse un pò provocatorio e di grande impatto emotivo. Bravissima come sempre. Ciao Laura.

céline said...

What a wonderful, sad painting... beautiful!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

--- Maritza
oh gracias...


--- Marty
merci beaucoup


--- Clint
thank you very much Clint!


--- ADRIAN
thank you Adrian :-)


--- 黄清华 Wong Ching Wah
thank you Wong!


--- Jean Spitzer
Jean, thank you so much


--- Tito
grazie mille Tito

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

céline

thank you dear Céline

Sadami said...

Dear Laura,
The painting talks to me very strongly. Red in the face is so impressive, which matches the poem very much.
Kind regards, Sadami

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Sadami

thank you very much...

persona non gratta said...

J'aime beaucoup ce portrait !

erin said...

ohmygod

it feels as though my breath is flying outward

and how to climb the walls of such a place and rescue such a heart?

i am down below
in the garden
watering the flowers
tending the soil

xo
erin

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

persona non gratta

merci beaucoup

kiss, see you

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

erin

thank you for your words, I'm really glad to know you

Dominic Doherty said...

Wow... this painting is amazing!! Great lyrics too!! Have a great week!

Denise Scaramai said...

Laura,
Che bellissimo dipinto, una faccia fortissima; quanti sentimenti negli occhi! Sei brava!!
anché mi piaceva la musica,
molto buono! :)
bacione

Bitch said...

Thank you, Laura, for posting and
sharing with friends your inner
beauty!

Elvi said...

I tuoi ritratti sono sempre eccezionali. Questi colori forti, che esprimono forza e drammaticità. E' vero che abbiamo gusti musicali in comune. Questa canzone è struggente e lui è bravissimo. Elvi

Adriano Maini said...

Sì, sincera ed ispirata intensità drammatica.

Michele said...

bello
ritratto forte! colori, tratti quasi 'vilolenti'
ciao e buona serata Michele pianetatempolibero

Eyeliquor said...

Great :)
Sadness :(
I don't know how to put it differently..
Such an Artist you are Laura!
D

Manel said...

Laura, tus últimos retratos están evolucionando hacia cierta expresión dramática y algo terrible. Aunque me gusta tu arte, me producen un sentimiento de rechazo. Prefiero los rostros con más "vida".
Un abrazo.

Olivia said...

Your brush like a rose Laura ! I LOVE THIS PAINTING . Words are so delicate.... Bises.

Rosemildo Sales Furtado said...

Oi Laura! Passando para te desejar uma ótima semana e dizer que adorei a tela, como também a letra e, a melodia e a interpretação de Simone Cristicchi.

Beijos,

Furtado.

Anthony Duce said...

The combination, of painting an poem work so well together…

Celeste Bergin said...

just a gorgeous painting...great lyrics also

Montse said...

Preciosas mezclas de colores para resaltar los rasgos del retrato. Muy original, como todo lo tuyo.
Un saludo

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

--- Dominic Doherty
thank you very much Dominic, I'm very happy to see you :-)


--- Denise Scaramai
grazie cara Denise...


--- Bitch
thank you Monika so much,
kiss :-)


--- Elvi
ti ringrazio tantissimo, e mi fa molto piacere quello che hai detto a proposito della musica :-)
un bacione


--- Adriano Maini
... in arte non si puó mentire...
grazie Adriano


--- Michele
grazie! Buonagiornata :-)


--- Eyeliquor
thank you so much...


--- Manel
:-) Entiendo lo que quieres decir y lo que sientes,
lamentablemente, el lado "triste y desesperada" es parte de mí ...
y como usted sabe que no puede mentir en el arte, todas las obras, incluyendo paisajes son introspectivos,
hay un poco de nosotros mismos en todo lo que hacemos ...
En cualquier caso me alegro de que dicen que es importante para mí si que despiertan emociones y el entusiasmo a decir que me han tocado el alma
un abrazo y muchas gracias


--- Olivia
thank you Olivia! kiss


--- Rosemildo Sales Furtado
gracias, me alegro de tu visita!


--- Anthony Duce
Thank you Anthony :-)


--- Celeste Bergin
Thank you dear Celeste :-)

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Montse

gracias...

Stella said...

Quanti colori forti...aggressività?

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Stella

grazie Stella :-)

Dave King said...

Liked the poem, but I'm mad about the painting. Gorgeous.

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Dave King

thank you so much Dave

Joop Zand said...

Hello Laura

Lovely words and a nice painting as always.... my compliments for your work.

greetings, Joop

many thanks for your nice reactions

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Joop Zand

:-) I thank you!

Cavaliere oscuro del web said...

Ritratto dai colori vivaci,che esprimono forza.Saluti a presto

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Cavaliere oscuro del web

mi fa molto piacere quello che dici, grazie!
a presto

Faber said...

anche io ci sono anche se non mi vedi spesso ... tutto bene ?

Un bacio

Carla, i colori...pensieri della mia mente. said...

fortissimo ritratto di forte impatto cromatico ed espressivo.
Un nuovo modo di esprimere oppure un nuovo modo di vivere l'arte...o la vita.
ciaoooo Laura

Lucia B. said...

Un ritratto che produce una forte emozione, comunicando un tormento che dal profondo emerge in superficie attraverso i colori quasi violenti della tua tavolozza. Nel guardarlo, possiamo vedere come riflessi in uno specchio i nostri momenti di sofferenza, le nostre sconfitte, le nostre paure. Bravissima, Laura.

Leovi said...

Excellent song and a true work of art of your personal and characteristic painting, delight to my senses. A hug

camino roque said...

que cada golpe de pincel parece no tener sentido
para después mostrar la fuerza en su conjunto

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Faber

lo so che ci sei :-) e questo credi mi fa molto piacere.
qui tutto ok, si, spero anche da te

un abbraccio

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Carla

:-) ciao Carletta, non é un nuovo modo di esprimermi, é il modo in cui mi esprimo, negli anni é normale un evoluzione...
tutti questi ultimi ritratti che vedi fanno parte di un progetto che tra poco pubblicheró

un abbraccio e grazie per la visita

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Lucia B.

grazie Lucia, sono contenta di suscitare queste emozioni

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Leovi

thank you very much!

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camino roque

:-) gracias...

agus said...

Tus ultimos trabajos me atraen ,los colores tienen mas matices,pero continuan teniendo intensidad y fuerza,el negro es necesario para acompañarlos y potenciarlos...tu pintura :triste e introvertida,quizas si ,pero me gusta...yo pinto cosas mas alegres y comerciales y estoy cansado,necesito ver lo opuesto.
espero que entiendas el texto,si no al traductor...saludos ,Laura !!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

agus

:-) intiendo mui bien y te agradeco muchissimo,
gracias para mi es un mui buene complimento

Carla, i colori...pensieri della mia mente. said...

E' vero...Lauretta..è certamente il tuo modo di esprimerti...ma in queste tue ultime opere l'evoluzione è notevole e secondo me l'evoluzione è sempre dovuta ad un qualcosa di interiore (nel bene e nel male) .Questo ritratto ne è un degno esempio.
Per quel che ci capisco, se posso dire, trovo che la tavolozza si sia arricchita di ulteriori colori che prima nei ritratti non usavi o usavi pochissimo ed hai accentuato ancora di più gli sguardi.
La tua spontaneità e sicurezza in pittura è ancora più tangibile.
Ciao e buona giornata.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Carla

grazie Carletta e buona giornata :-)

Alberto Oliver said...

Absolutely beautiful, and can see those beautiful roses, reflected on those deep beautiful eyes you painted.
Thanks for this poetry, both in words and strokes from your hand.
Receive a huge warm hug dear Laura :)

ARIPI DE FLUTURE said...

beautiful

UIFPW08 said...

Sempre dipinti bellissimi e che canzone brava Laura

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Alberto Oliver

thank you Oliver! I'm really always so happy to see you!

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ARIPI DE FLUTURE

thank you!

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UIFPW08

:-) grazie mille...

cristina dalla valentina said...

Che intensità in questo ritratto! Quegli occhi sembrano "bucare" l'anima di chi guarda... non si può rimanere indifferenti a quello sguardo. Bravissima!

Melissa D said...

Very touching painting ! I like the expression you put in you're paintings. Keep up the good work !
Many greets
Melissa

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cristina dalla valentina

grazie Cristina, mi fa molto piacere quello che dici

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Melissa D

Thank you very much Melissa :-)

see you