maandag 31 maart 2014

Walnut Tree

Verzonden naar Turkije, voor het 'Ik ben een walnotenboom' mail art project.
Het mail art project is gebaseerd op een prachtig (en alarmerend) gedicht van Nâzım Hikmet, zie onder, en zie ook de mail art call.

Sent to Turkye, for the 'I'm a walnut tree' mail art project.
This project is based on a beautiful (and alarming!) poem called “Walnut Tree”, by Nâzım Hikmet*:

"Yes, walnut tree is watching us. Is looking at what we do, with a shock in its eyes…
We doomed our cities to purely concrete squares, treeless streets and soilless parks.
Air is polluted, water is polluted... Fish have gone away; migratory birds are endangered; our dogs and cats are enslaved.
We have forgotten to produce... System has identified all of us as “consumers”, and while we are consuming lavishly, garbage mountains are encircling us mischievously.
And we are destroying the future of our children.
Hasn’t time come to say a “stop” thereto?
Come on. Let’s think over not a moment too soon. Where did we made a mistake? And what should we do from now on?
And let’s lend an ear to the Walnut Tree..."

Poem quoted from the mail art call.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. How have you resisted to draw a grown tree? I like this postcard a lot. I hadn't see this mail art call, it's a good theme.

  2. Thank you for your comment!
    And I like the poem. So touching, so true. I think it weird (and sad - people don't seem to learn) that it still is actual, while it must have been written more than 50 years ago!..