THE FOOTPRINTS OF ETERNITY, a poem by Suy / São Ludovino

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Tribute to my family (mother, brother and father) all gone in a very short time.

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  • Thanks, dear companions, for your words of comfort and sympathy. My memory may seem fully occupied with those I lost, but there's still space to remember even those I never knew. In your words I also felt your 'warming immaterial presence'. Yes, I think it's possible to share love and grief even with those we never knew. That's a sign that we are alive, we are human and we care.
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  • Oh wow!!! How devastating to lose them all so suddenly!!! What a beautiful poem to pay homage to your loved ones!!! Very touching!!! Thanks.....
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  • Thanks for sharing these memories;
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  • Querida São Ludovino: Nunca he tenido la suerte de escuchar los audios de sus presentaciones, y por lo visto no soy el único que tiene ese problema; sin embargo, declaro a The Foorprints of Eternity como una de mis favoritas, por la sensibilidad y el profundo sentimiento con que ha sido concebida, y porque el libro es un registro simbólico de aquello indeleble en su corazón. Su familia ausente siempre estará con usted.
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  • It's a wonderful poem and very nice presentation! Thank you so much!
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THE FOOTPRINTS OF ETERNITY, a poem by Suy / São Ludovino

  1. 1. The Footprints of Eternity, a poem by Suy / São Ludovino<br />© Su Blackwell, Wuthering Heights, 2010 – www.sublackwell.co.uk/portfolio-book-cut-sculpture/<br />
  2. 2. I opened the door of my mind<br />To find you in the deep heart of me.<br />© Su Blackwell, Pandora Opens Box, 2009, detail. www.sublackwell.co.uk<br />
  3. 3. I spent so many days<br />Talking to the sunbeams and the shadow of my dreams.<br />© Su Blackwell, Margaret and Marjorie With Light, 2008 – www.sublackwell.co.uk<br />
  4. 4. From now and then <br />I thought I saw you<br />among the flocks<br />of butterflies.<br />You were running<br />You were flying<br />You were the light air,<br />water and earth<br />flowing between my fingers.<br />© Su Blackwell, Hope, 2009 – www.sublackwell.co.uk<br />
  5. 5. Yore, I was spining my wheel of time<br />Making carpets of grass and velvet.<br />© Su Blackwell, Little Red Riding Hood, detail, 2010.<br />
  6. 6. Now our home is empty.<br />You're gone forever,<br />you left me alone<br />in the woods of life.<br />© Su Blackwell, The Wizard of Oz, 2007.<br />
  7. 7. A Light in the Dark.<br />
  8. 8. Your meal is still on the table<br />But I'm not hungry.<br />I can only feed myself<br />on the fruits you left in my soul.<br />© Su Blackwell, Alice, A Mad Tea Party, 2007.<br />
  9. 9. The only bread and wine left behind<br />are unrasable signs of your pain... <br />© Su Blackwell, The Woodcutter's Hut, 2008. <br />
  10. 10. And your pain is my pain.<br />© Su Blackwell, The Girl in the Wood, 2008. <br />
  11. 11. I reach for your hand<br />in the other side of my memory...<br />© Su Blackwell, The Extasie, 2006. <br />
  12. 12. Though I know I can only find you<br />in this side of the white desert of creation.<br />© Su Blackwell, The Secret Garden, 2006. <br />
  13. 13. How can I keep flying<br />When you took my wings,<br />my beliefs and hopes with you?<br />© Su Blackwell, The Wild Swans, 2008. <br />
  14. 14. How shall I go on<br />When I know I won't find you<br />in any harbour of my solitary voyage?<br />Moon River - via www.marilynwang925.multiply.com<br />
  15. 15. © Vasireddy Balaji Rao, Moon River.<br />How can I rest<br />When I know you won't be waiting for me<br />When I come home?<br />
  16. 16. Portfolio Book-Cut Sculpture<br />Still, I hear your steps in the corridor every morning.<br />I still see you waiting for the rising sun<br />in the balcony of my childhood.<br />© Su Blackwell, The Land of Far Beyond, 2007.<br />
  17. 17. I hear you singing the same song<br />that the birds sang when I was born.<br />© Su Blackwell, Birds of the Open Forest, blue, 2006. <br />
  18. 18. I still hear your voice in the twilight<br />I still feel the same thrill<br />the same mystery of being.<br />© Su Blackwell, Birds of the Open Forest, dusk, 2006. <br />
  19. 19. Now, what do I have to defeat<br />the cold of your definitive absence?<br />© Su Blackwell, The Old House, 2007.<br />
  20. 20. Only the warmness<br />of your immaterial presence...<br />© Su Blackwell, Libelle.<br />
  21. 21. The moon has the same face<br />since I was born.<br />© Su Blackwell, The World of Ice, 2007.<br />
  22. 22. The moon is still here<br />The fields, the trees, the night.<br />All seems untouched and immutable.<br />A spark of what we were all together<br />still shines in the night.<br />© Miguel Claro, Steps to the Moon, Alentejo, Portugal, 2009 - www.twanight.org<br />
  23. 23. My mother (16/7/1924 - 10/12/2009), my father (21/3/1925 - 28/3/2011), my brother (3/1/1960 - 30/1/2011) and me.<br />The River - www.bjwsblogspot.com<br />
  24. 24. The light of your smile<br />still illuminates my world. <br />© Su Blackwell, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, detail, 2007.<br />
  25. 25. Me and my brother (3/1/1960 - 30/1/2011).<br />©Miguel Claro, Full Moon Skyscape, Portinho da Arrábida, Setúbal, Portugal, 2010 - www.twanight.org<br />
  26. 26. Lucas (2006-2008) – Photography by Kim, my brother, December 2006. <br />
  27. 27. I opened the door of my mind<br />To find you in the deep heart of me.<br />I spent so many days<br />Talking to the sunbeams <br />and the shadow of my dreams.<br />From now and then<br />I thought I saw you<br />Among the flocks of butterflies.<br />You were running<br />You were flying<br />You were the light air,<br />Water and earth<br />Flowing between my fingers.<br />I was spining my wheel of time<br />Making carpets of grass and velvet.<br />Now our home is empty.<br />You’re gone forever,<br />You left me alone<br />In the woods of life.<br />Your meal is still on the table<br />But I’m not hungry.<br />I can only feed myself<br />Of the fruits you left in my soul.<br />The only bread and wine left behind<br />Are unrasable signs of your pain… <br />And your pain is my pain.<br />© David Cortner, Planets in the Dusk, Catawba River, 2005 <br /><ul><li>www.davidcortner.com/regions/america/carolinas/catawba_pan2.html</li></li></ul><li>I reach for your hand<br />In the other side of my memory…<br />Though I know I can only find you<br />In this side <br />Of the white desert of creation. <br />I hear you singing the same song<br />That the birds sang when I was born.<br />I still hear your voice in the twilight<br />I still feel the same thrill<br />The same mystery of being.<br />How can I keep flying<br />When you took my wings, <br />my beliefs and hopes with you?<br />How shall I go on<br />When I know I won’t find you<br />In any harbour of my solitary voyage?<br />How can I rest<br />When I know you won’t be waiting for me<br />When I come home?<br />Still, I hear your steps in the corridor every morning.<br />I still see you waiting for the rising sun<br />In the balcony of my childhood.<br />Now, what do I have to defeat<br />The cold of your definitive absence?<br />Only the warmness<br />Of your immaterial presence…<br />The moon has the same face<br />Since I was born.<br />The moon is still here,<br />The fields, the trees, the night.<br />All seems untouched and immutable.<br />A spark of what we were all together<br />Still shines in the night.<br />The light of your smile<br />Still illuminates my world. <br />Suy / São Ludovino, The Footprints of Eternity, 1/6/2011<br />© Jay Ouellet, Moon River, 9 September 2005 -www.apod.nasa.gov<br />
  28. 28. MOON RIVER<br />Moon RiverWider than a mileI'm crossing you in styleSomedayOh, dream makerYou heartbreakerWherever you're goingI'm going your way.Two driftersOff to see the worldThere's such a lot of world to seeWe're after the same rainbows endAnd waiting round the bendMy huckleberry friendMoon RiverAnd me.<br />Johnny Mercer<br />Moon River Landscape - Photoshop - www.nicegfx.com<br />In 1961 «Moon River» received the Oscar for the best movie song, a theme composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. «Moon River» belonged to the original Soundtrack of the movie «Breakfast at Tiffany’s» directed by Blake Edwards.<br />
  29. 29. TECHNICAL DATA / CREDITS<br />TITLE:THE FOOTPRINTS OF ETERNITY – Dedicated to my family (mother, brother and father) all gone in a very short time.<br />IMAGES: ©Su Blackwell - www.sublackwell.co.uk/portfolio-book-cut-sculpture/; www.marilynwang925.multiply.com; www.bjwsblogspot.com; © Miguel Claro – www.twanight.org; © Vasireddy Balaji Rao; © David Cortner – www.davidcortner.com/regions/america/carolinas/catawba_pan2.html; © Jay Ouellet - www.apod.nasa.gov; www.nicegfx.com; Kim, my brother (Joaquim M. E. Ludovino).<br />TEXT:The Footprints of Eternity, a poem by Suy /São Ludovino.<br />MUSIC Source:CD from my personal archive.<br />Slide 1 to 30: Henry Mancini & His Orchestra, Moon River (1961), 1968 . <br />Slideshare version - Link: www.beemp3.com/download.php?file=6056413&song=Moon+River+%5BFrom+Breakfast+at+Tiffany%26%23039%3Bs%5D<br />DURATION:about 2:44 minutes.<br />DATE:June 2011.<br />SELECTION, ORGANIZATION AND EFFECTS:Suy (Conceição Ludovino).<br />Suy © 2011<br />Background -© Miguel Claro, Steps to the Moon, Alentejo, Portugal, 2009. <br />

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