Tag: Edvard Munch

The Kiss – Edvard Munch

How delicious is the winning of a kiss at love’s beginning.
– Thomas Campbell

The Kiss – Edvard Munch

I think this painting by Edvard Munch, is a beautiful and meaningful interpretation of The Kiss.

The faces of the lovers where intertwined, there is no beginning and there is no end.  The kiss feels like it stops time, where the lovers are in a world of their own, where no one can intrude.  It gives an appearance of oneness, sharing the breath of life.  The lovers were equal in their pursuit of romantic union, even if only for a fleeting moment.

Munch completed his work in 1897.  It was done in oil and now currently exhibited at the Munch Museum.  Munch excelled in Expressionism style.

This painting is in my bucket list.  I would certainly love to see this painting in person in my lifetime.


Did you know?

There is a superstition that if there are bubbles on your cup of coffee or tea, there is a kiss coming your way.  Watch that cuppa! 😉

‘‘ A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.’’
-Rupert Brooke
( 1887 – 1915 )

Some Opposites – Richard Wilbur

Two people - The Lonely Ones Painting by Edvard Munch

Two people – The Lonely Ones
Painting by Edvard Munch

Some Opposites
Richard Wilbur

What is the opposite of riot?
It is lots of people keeping quiet.

The opposite of doughnut? Wait
A minute while I meditate
This isn’t easy. Ah! I’ve found it.
It’s a cookie with a hole around it.

What is the opposite of two?
A lonely me,a lonely you.

The opposite of a cloud could be
A white reflection in the sea
Or a huge blueness in the air
Caused by the cloud’s not being there

The opposite of opposite?
That’s much too difficult.I quit.



This poem by the twice Pulitzer winner, Richard Wilbur is funny, poignant and rather philosophical.

The part about the opposite of two is a lonely me and a lonely you, I thought at first that it was rather naff.  But that was only for a minute because my romantic nature kicked in almost immediately.  Yes the opposite of two is a lonely me and a lonely you.   I do agree.

I googled for an appropriate photo and I was lucky to have found the painting of Edvard Munch.  The two figure do look so sad.

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