Donnerstag, März 23, 2006


Sujay Sukumar is a young and very gifted writer and poet which I want to present you today. Sujay has also a great talent for a playwright and I am curious how his artistic life will go on. To know more about him just visit his blog!

Here is one of his poems:


My ship (No its not!),
Is blue in color,
It’s wobbly and huge,
It keeps going in circles,
Round and round,
The wise men called it ‘Earth’.

Tell me Freud isn’t born yet, or tell me I’m living in a stupor.

I’m seasick, I’m ‘hear’sick, and ‘talk’sick
Basically, I ‘feel’ sick.
The whole ship stinks…

Ahoy, who goes there?
A Nazi? A Moslem? A Chinaman? A Caucasian?
A Hindu? A Buddhist? A believer? A Democrat?
A Communist? An agnostic? A Vagabond? A jehadi?
A junkie? A veggie? A nigger? A Spaniard? A hippie?
……my list is long…

S.O.S – Terrosits aboard !

This ship doesn’t have a raft; it doesn’t have a lifesaver either.

We’re running short of supplies…God (In case you exist) help us!

Oh man, we need fuel to keep this ship going….
These guys will stop at nothing to get their hands on the fuel.
I heard them conspiring war.
They’ll kill babies for fuel they said, and their comrades applauded.
They called it Justice.

There’s enough ammunition on this ship to destroy it 6 times over.
Noah, where are you?

There is a very interesting fact in regard to this poem, because some years ago I made a picture with almost the same theme as you can see above :-)


Blogger T said...

This poem was the first thing i read on Sujay's blog, the thought behind it is truly insightful and the way it has been expresed, is so simple yet beautiful. The painting completes it.

8:03 vorm.  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

the painting is wonderfully erotic and the poem, although not erotic, is a wonderful take on the sad state of life on this planet.

good stuff sujay.

9:32 vorm.  
Blogger Sujay Sukumar said...

Hey Castor,
The painting is so beautiful!
Thanks for introducing me to your readers. I'm honored, especially so because this post is right next to that of Khalil gibran.

The theme of the painting really blends with my poem.

9:37 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to T:
Thank you, T, for visiting my blog!
Yes, I appreciate Sujay's thoughts too !

9:49 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Cocaine Jesus:
Thanks, Russel! This is the erotic of death ... There is no escape!
I am very pleased to see that you like Sujay's thoughts too. I think your adjudgement is of a great value for him, for you are yourself a very contemplative poet, my friend!


10:06 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Sujay Sukumar:
:-)Thanks, Sujay! Friedrich Nietzsche, who was the "spiritual father" to a lot of writers, poets and artists said once:
"Dichten ist wie ein Tanz in einer Kette ..."
I try to translate this quote into English:
"Writing poetry is like a dance in a catena"
Have a look at Cocaine Jesus' blog! I think you'll like him too!

10:24 vorm.  
Blogger Ryan said...

love the painting uncle. poem was good also! have a awesome weekend.

3:00 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Ryan:
Thank you, my dear! I am still waiting for Mike's and your poems!
Have a nice weekend too!

Uncle Castor

3:10 nachm.  
Blogger Bang Bang Brasil said...

Taste very of its blog

8:49 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Bang Bang Brasil:
Obrigado por sua visita, Dady :-)

9:33 nachm.  
Blogger sirreene said...

The painting and the poem do work wonderfully together. Castor it is interesting seeing your very varied techniques.

10:46 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Sirreene:
I thought you will like the combination of the poem and the painting because you have such a sensitive feeling for Art.

For me the artistic techniques are comparable with vestures, costumes. They are the outward shell for an idea and therefore they are also very varied like the ideas which I want to convey to another person.

12:52 vorm.  
Blogger Brad said...

You have such a knack for finding interesting and thought provoking people and their talents. And yours always compliments theirs so well my friend.

3:29 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Brad:
Thank you, my friend :-) It's a pleasure to for me to make my blog to a virtual meeting point for particular people who strike my personal interest.

8:06 vorm.  
Blogger Prmod Bafna said...

Hey castor! Love the way you've coupled that painting with Sujay's words! He's got these real lovely style of giving reality in a rather hard-hittin and connected way! Loved the depiction in your painting, the erotic undercurrents and the general interactive range.. I'm sure sujay is very happy! I'm so happy for him myself :)

9:55 vorm.  
Blogger Sujay Sukumar said...

Prmod: Am I happy? 'Happy' doesnt come close to what I'm feeling. i feel great!!! thanks for the kind words prmod, I'm glad u connect with what I try to depict. thanks buddy.

Castor: I work for a software development firm. The work I do has no connection to art. i spend long hours in front of a unimpressive screen, u could say its like I'm married to my work. If work is my wife, art is my Mistress. I long to go back to art all the time.

I will always pursue art and cultivate it...maybe sometime soon I'll have enough time to take it on as the single most important activity in my life. Thats my dream.

11:44 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Prmod Bafna:
Thank you, Prmod! I am so glad to know that the friendship between you, Sujay and me resembles the long way of the sun, drawing an artistic bow from east to west in our global village.
It makes me happy that two young men from India have similar thoughts and ideas like me !

8:19 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Sujay Sukumar:
Hoping that your dreams will come true I want to tell you, that the ART is like a beautiful but jealous woman! Take care :-)! But I see that you are already in her arms and so I have to tell you that nobody can live only from love alone :-), you know!
I don't know if there are any interesting theatres in your town, but you should contact some actors or stage directors and so on ... for you have a great dramatic talent, Sujay!!!

8:39 nachm.  
Blogger sirreene said...

But not everyone is so gifted to work so well in varied medias.

10:02 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Sirreene:
Thank you for your addition, my Venus!

Here is another addition by Oscar Wilde, who said:
“Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life”

6:15 vorm.  

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