Artist: Joan Miro, Spanish (1893 - 1983)
Title: Ruthven Todd Poem
Year: 1966 (1970)
Medium: Ink and Crayon on Guarro laid paper, signed l.r.
Size: 14.5 x 10 in. (36.83 x 25.4 cm)
Frame Size: 23 x 19.5 inches
Price: On Request
Approved by the Association pour la Défense de l'œuvre de Joan Miró (ADOM)
FOR JOAN MIRO
Living now, under the same Spanish sky,
I watch with wonderment the shapes that still
Swell, flush or surge in paint or clay,
From the unstemmable source. The wild will
Remains uncurbed and now the dark starred night
Holds more strange wonder than the farm(?)
Did when first I saw, with all my first delight,
Your early work, the paintings that could charm
An ignorant schoolboy in a nothern city.
Today I realize that all my adult life
Has been entangled in your images, the witty
The mournful and fantastic. The edged knife
Of your imagination slices my unleavened mind.
A whole world emerges from each expanding shape
Where even an electronic microscope could not find
A boundary: a place where every vision can escape
From all confusing walls. Once more enchanted
Is the explorer – me, in all my fondest dreams,
Where all imagined wishes are so gladly granted,
As you present your wanterings and your homes.
1 de febrero de 1966