They Also Wrote Poetry pt. 7

scream

 

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter who is best known for creating the iconic painting “The Scream of Nature”. He hand painted the following poem  onto the frame of an early version of the work:

 

I was walking along the road with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.

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