MM T 2547. Sketchbook. The Tree of Knowledge

Sketchbook. The Tree of Knowledge.

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The KiSS

    TWO BUrNING LiPS AGAINST MINE
HEAVEN AND EARTH VANISHED
AND TWO BLACK EYES GAZED INTO
MINE –
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The TRee of knowLEDGE
            FOR
BETTER oR WORSE

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    The Earth’s mould longed for air
The air became water and earth and the earth became air

    I dreamt in the night:
There was a casket on a hill. Inside of it was a corpse. A mother
stood ringing a large bell
The mother sang go now into the land of
crystals. A procession of men and women walked below
repeating [the refrain]: Go now into the land of crystals
The sky opened and became illuminated – A great
kingdom of crystals could be seen reflecting
all the colours of the rainbow through crystals
clear as diamonds large and small. Some formed
castles    others trees

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    tHE aIR preyed upon THE EARTH
THE EARTH PERSPIRED SLIME THAT BECAME
HUMAN BEINGS FAUNA AND FLORA
WATER TURNED INTO STEAM AND BeCAME CLOUDS
THE CLOUDS CAME DOWN AS RAIN
HUMANS AND CREATURES And treeS ARE
FLAMES THAT RISE UP FROM THE EARTH

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    IT WAS DARK AND MURKY
GOING DOWN THE STAIRS tHe bOY WHO
HELD HER HAND COULD
NOT GET TO THE BOTTOM FAST ENOUGH

    WHY DO You WALK SO SLOW-
LY? HE AsKED

    ShE PAUSED AT EVERY
STEP AND DREW HER BREATH
oUTSIDE THE ENTRANCE THE DAYLiGHT
BLINDED HIM

    ShE WORE A FADED VIOLET-
HUED HAT  …  LONG RIBBONS FLUT-
TERED WITH EACH WAFT OF WIND

    THE AIR WAS SO sTRANGE-
LY SuLTRY WITH COLD DRAFTS
OF AIR

    THE GRaSS SPRUNG UP BETWEEN
THE COBBLESTONES – LiGHT GREEN GRaSS
IT WAS SPRING

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    THE EArTH spewed FLAMES

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THE EARTH spewed FlaMES towards THE ENDS of the uniVERSE
THE FLAMES WiTHERED TO ASHES AGAIN
THE EYES I SAW. BLUE And LUSTROUS
DARK WITH GLOwING SPARKLES
QuestioniNG
SeeKIng
yearning
compulsively
they
Reached out to the periphery
LIFted from the earth – human children
Only to fall back
to blend their ashes with mother earth

WHy? TO WHAT AVAIL?
COMPULSIVELY OF NECESSITY THEY ROSE and FELL
SPARKS and GLIMMERS IN  …  THE DARK OF NIGHT
GOD IS IN ALL THINGS US
ALL THINGS ARE IN US (God)
BROTHERS IN THE MiGHTY GAME OF LIFE!
THE GAME IS COMPULSIVE, DARING AND PERFORMED
ONLY TO bE COMPULSIVE AND DARING AND TO DIE ONCE mORE

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    THE EARTH spewed flames towards
the ends of the universe – The Flames
withered to ashes again –

    The eyes I saw [were] blue and lustrous, dark
with glowing sparkles – questioning,
seeking, yearning compulsively they
reached out to the periphery – lifted from
the earth – human children – only
to fall back again – to blend their ashes
with mother earth –

    Why? – to what avail? compulsively
of necessity they rose and fell
sparks and glimmers in the night
sparks from the dark earth!

    God is in all things all things are in us –
– Brothers in the mighty game of life –
– The Game is over compulsive, daring and performed
– only to be compulsive and live and die once more

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WE DO NOT DIE
THE WORLD DIES FROM US

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    NOTHING IS SMALL, NOTHING IS GREAT

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    JOY IS THE COMPANION OF SORROW


    SPRING THE MeSSENGER OF AUTUMN


    DEATH IS THE BIRTH OF LIFE

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THE FOUNTAIN    NOTES OF A MADMAN





A BIRD OF PREY HAS TAKEN
ABODE INSIDE OF ME. IT HAS SUNK –
ITS CLAWS INTO MY
HEaRT. WITH ITS BEAK IT HAS
CARVED A HOLE IN MY BREAST
AND ITS WING-BEATS
HAVE OBSCURED MY
REASON
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THE BLOOD COURSED THROUGH HIM. A HELLISH
BReW BReWED FROM THE BLOOD OF PLANTS THE WINE WAS
BLENDED WITH THE FEMALE VAMPiRE’S VENOM – IT WAS A SCORCHING
BReW IN THE MACHINERY OF THE BRaIN

    THE BRAIN'S CELL TISSuE eXPANDED, ON THE
BOILED sWOLLeN CELL TISSuE    A DeviLISHLY CONFUSED
SCRIPT WAS WRITTEN AS ON A PHONOGRAPH

    THE CELL TISSuE INFLATED LIKE A BALLOON
at BUrSTING POINT – COLLAPSED LIKE A
CRUMPLED LEAF ONLY TO BE BOILED AND EXPANDED
AND TO SCREAM LIKE A CHOIR OF DEVILS – A FUNERAL
pyRE OF THE PLANT’S CORPSES – THE TOBACCO SENT
ITS OVERPOWERING AND NOXIOUS ASHES INTO THE CRANI-
UM’S CORRIDORS AND LAByRINTHS

    HE SAW SCORES OF FACES STARING
AT HIM

    HE LAY CRUSHED IN THE STREET
HE HELD A BLOOD-RED ARM IN THE AiR

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NOTES OF A MADMAN —





    THE HUMAN BEING AND ITS CIRCLES
THE PERIPHERY ABOVE DIS-
SOLVES IN FLUCTUATIONS OF eTHER –
AND BENEATH IN THE FLUCTUATIONS OF THE EARTH
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THE EARTH LOVED THE aiR – THE AIR
PReYED UPON IT AND THE eARTH BECAME
AiR AND THE AIR BECAME EARTH
THE TReES STRETCHED THEIR BRANCHES
TO HEAVEN AND CONSUMED AiR
THE TReES SEPARATED FROM
THE EARTH AND THEY BECAME HU-
MANS
ALL IS LIFE AND MOTION
SPARKS OF LIFE ARE FOUND IN THE VERY
BOWELS OF THE EARTH




    MILLeNIUMS PASSED AN
ACHE WAS BORN A TINY HOPE
A LITTLE SMILE AND HOPE VAN-
ISHED THE SMILE WITHERED
AND GEnERATIONS TRAMPLED UPON
GEnERATIONS

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THERE WAS A HIGH HILL WITH
GREEN GRaSS AND AT THE TOP  … 
AGAINST THE SKY WAS THE FOREST –
COWS AND SHEEP WERE GRAZING
AND YOU COULD HEAR THE SOUND
OF BELLS

    THE SKY ABOVE WAS BLUE
WITH WHITE CLoUDS
THE GRaSS IN  … THE VALLEY WAS SO
GREEN

    DOWN IN THE VALLEY PEOPLE WERE
MAKING HAY

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THE HUMAN BEING AND ITS THREE CENTRES OF ENERGY –




oSCILLATIONS
THE BRaIN
THE HEaRT
INSTINCTS




OSCILLATIONS OF THE EARTH

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NOTHING IS SMALL NOTHING IS GREAT –
INSIDE OF US ARE [WHOLE] WORLDS. SMALL THINGS ARE A PART OF THE
LARGE THE LARGE THINGS A PART OF THE SMALL. –
A DROP OF BLOOD A UNIVERSE WITH A SUN AT THE CENTRE AND
PLANETS. THE OCEAN A DROP A SMALL PART OF A [GREAT]
BODY –

    GoD IS IN US AND WE ARE IN GoD.

    PRIMoRDIAL LIGHT IS EVERYWHERE AND GOES WHERE THERE IS LIFE –
EVERYTHING IS MOTiON AND LIGHT –

    CRySTALS ARE BORN AND FORMED LIKE CHILDREN IN A MOTHER’S
WOMB. EVEN IN THE HARDEST STONE THE FLAME OF LIFE BLaZES

    DEATH IS THE BEgINNING OF LIFE – OF A NEw
CRySTALLISATION

    WE DO NOT DIE, THE WORLD DIES FROM US

    DEATH IS LIFE’S LOVE GRIEF IS
JoY’S COMPANION –

    To A WOMAN
I AM LIKE A SLEEPWaLKER
WHO WALKS ON THE GABLE OF A ROOF DO NOT AwAKEN ME VIoLENT-
LY OR I WILL FALL DOWN AND
BE CRUSHED

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NOTES OF A MADMAN

    MY SOuL IS LIKE TWO
WILD BIRDS WHO EACH STRAIN
IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTIONS
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THE PAuSE WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD
STOPPED IN ITS TRACKS

    YOUR FACE ENCOMPASSES ALL OF THE
EARTH’S BEAUTY

    YOUR LiPS CRIMSOM LIKE
RIPENING FRuIT SEPARATE
AS THOUGH IN PAIN

    THE SMILE OF A CORPSE

    NOW LIFE OfFERS DEATH
ITS HAND

    THE CHaIN HAS BEEN LINKED WHICH CONNECTS
THE MILLENIUM OF GEnERATIONS THAT ARE
DECEASED TO THE MILLENIUM OF GEnERA-
TIONS THAT ARE TO COME

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THE PAuSE WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD
STOPPED IN ITS TRACKS

    YOUR FACE ENCOMPASSES ALL OF THE
EARTH’S BEAUTY

    YOUR LiPS RED LIKE RIPEN-
ING FRUIT SEPARATE
AS THOUGH IN PAIN    THE SMILE OF A CORPSE

    NOW LIFE OfFERS DEATH
ITS HAND

    THE CHaIN HAS BEEN LINKED WHICH CONNECTS
THE MILLENIUM OF GEnERATIONS THAT ARE
DECEASED TO THE MILLENIUM OF GEnERA-
TIONS THAT ARE TO COME

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When You left me across
the ocean it was as though
delicate threads still con-
nected us    It tore as though
in a wound –

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THE uRN

REBIRTH

Out of the filth a countenance full
of grief and beauty rose
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I WaS WaLKING ALONG THE ROAD
WITH TWO FRIENDS WHEN
THE SUN WENT DOWN. THE SKY
SUdDENLY TURNED
TO BLOOD AND I FELT
A GREAT SCREAM IN
NATuRE

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THE EMPTY
CROSS

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I SEE ALL THE PEOPLE
BEHIND THEIR MASKS
SMILING, SUBDUED FACES
PALE CORPSES  …  WHO REsT-
LESSLY SCURRY ALONG A
TORTUOUS ROAD WHOSE END
IS THE GRAVE




Up from my rotting
carcass flowers
shall spring up –
and I shall be in
them – Eternity.

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A MYSTERIOUS GaZE THE JEALOUS MAN’S
IN THESE TWO PIERCING EYES
MYRIAD REFLECTIONS ARE
CONCENTRATED AS IN A
CRYSTAL. – THE GAZE IS
SEARCHING INTERESTED
HATEFuL AND FULL OF
LOVE    THE ESSENCE
OF HER WHOM THEY
ALL HAVE IN COMMON

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WHEN WE STOOD FACING EACH
OTHER AND YOUR EYES
GAZED INTO MY
EYES I FELT AS
THOUGH iNvISIBLE
THREADS LED FROM
YOUR EYES INTO
MY EYES AND
TRUSSED OUR HEARTS
TOGETHER

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HUMAN FaTES
ARE LIKE THE PLANETS
THEY MEET IN
SPACE ONLY TO
DISAPPEAR ONCE AGAIN
ONLY A FEW DISSOLVE TO-
GETHER IN A DAZZLING
FLAME

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NOTES OF A MADMAN

EVEN THE STONE’S HARD MASS IS ALIVE –
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I FELT OUR LOVE
LyING ON THE
EARTH LIKE A
HEAP OF ASHES

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    Moonlight glides across your countenance
that [is] full of all the earth’s beauty – and grief
Your lips are like two ruby red snakes
and filled with blood like the crimson fruit
– They separate as though in pain
A corpse’s smile                  For
now the chain has been linked which ties generation
to generation–

    As one body we drift out onto
a great ocean – On lingering waves that shift
colour from deep violet to blood red

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    THE LAND OF CRYSTALS –

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    Edv Munch


    Waterfall of Blood  1915

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    Edv Munch

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    Evensen     Commentary. Person  Slemdal 160 Commentary. Place

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    E Munch

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