“Le Mort” by thecheesewolf

Many years back, inspired by Georges Bataille’s “Le Mort” I did  a few paintings.

2 of them you can see here in my blog [Le Mort and Le Mort II]

You can imagine my joy when I got this notification

by a very talented poet [and musician/artist/writer/birdwatcher/tutor/cook] this morning

who wrote this poem after my work.

So here is thecheesewolf‘s [aka Gavin Jones] poem titled: Le Mort


Le Mort

The scratch of ink, the wash of blood,

The breath of lust and love and dust,

A wrap of linen (bed or shroud),

The tomb unlocked, a broken frame.


And past this list: a life in flow.

The fluid stains, forbidden pains,

The cold, external brush of god,

Who whispers to the pen: “breed death”.


And death will come, and you will flood

Your skeletal, yet swollen, grave.

The story of your eye encrusts

Itself, accursed, around your core.


The tale, the book, the heart, the brush.

The dead man, draped across the cloth.


After the artwork by Marina Kanavaki – viewable at:
which was itself inspired by the short story by Georges Bataille.
many thanks to Marina

You can visit his page here

Le Mort © Marina Kanavaki

65 Responses to ““Le Mort” by thecheesewolf”
  1. Madhu says:

    What a marvelous pairing of eloquent words and brilliant brush strokes! Truly inspiring Marina! 🙂

  2. Pink Ninjabi says:

    A beautiful poem for a beautiful painting by a beautiful artist! 😀

  3. Marina, breathtaking gems, the painting and the poem! Thanks for sharing they are truly beautiful! Blessings!

  4. Fergiemoto says:

    Congratulations dear Marina, on creating such a brilliant piece of art that inspired a moving poem. You are both very talented!
    Hugs to you and wishing you a lovely weekend! 🙂

  5. The Hook says:

    Fantastic work – both of you.

  6. frizztext says:

    congratulations for:
    After the artwork by Marina Kanavaki – viewable at:
    which was itself inspired by the short story by Georges Bataille.
    many thanks to Marina

  7. violetski says:

    Great work Marina and also beautiful poem😃❤

  8. Nawfal says:

    Cool Artwork, Marina!

  9. clinock says:

    a stunning collaboration – blew me away – kudos to you both…

  10. Mary says:

    Wow, this is fantastic writing. After seeing your paintings, I understand where his inspiration came from – Marina your work is brilliant!

  11. Great works linking and inspiring each other. Very nice marina. 🙂

  12. Benjamin 0 says:

    The key to happiness was perspective, and I’ll be back with KMO in this thread…. but your gratitude is contagious!! I loved that the most verbose expression with words I’ve read here, was one of celebrating somebody else!!! Well met! Let me know if the ceiling caves in, and you need a stormy weather friend! I will fly across the planet to make your frown turn upside down!!

    • Gratitude is everything and I am so glad it’s contagious! But you know better don’t you?! Yes you do! Thank you so very much for all your kind and supportive words. How noble! Keep riding the tiger!

  13. Dilip says:

    The painting and the video both give me a sense of grace and speed! Just amazing Marina.

  14. Cynthia says:

    Quite a powerful, unexpected collaboration. Both works are beautiful.

  15. jalal michael sabbagh. says:

    Hi Marina , exquisite post. The drawing and the poem reflect deep thoughts of our existence .The story leads to the unknown end..Jalal

  16. Jamie Dedes says:

    The paintings are quite wonderful, Marina, and the peom quite good … a fabulous homage to your work. Well done by both you.

  17. Being able to inspire creativity in others is a precious gift. See? I told you that you were great!

  18. A beautiful pairing of text and image. Intensely expressive.

  19. Excellent and how complimentary! Nicely done to both of you!

  20. deCamville Design says:

    Oh, Marina, I am amazed! I feel like the heaviness of the poem is balanced by the sheerness of your oils. What a great collaboration! ~xxx!

  21. It is such a moving piece and the inspiration of the written word – perfect. I love this, it has great movement.

  22. mobius faith says:

    What a wonderful poem to go with your art. A great pairing indeed.

  23. makagutu says:

    Sublimely brilliant! I like your paintings, awesome brushstrokes and media control! You do well my friend and are deserving of all the praise

  24. Cat Forsley says:

    Brilliant xxxxx my mind right to that sia song ?> xx you know “She wolf ” xxxxxxx
    🙂 love and beauty always xxxx I love your creations M xxx
    ur genius xxxx
    really are xx

  25. suej says:

    Brilliant, and that goes for both poem and painting…

  26. Arielle says:

    Fantastic ! Je découvre les 2 peintures, c’est sublime, surtout la femme… quelle force !!!

  27. Both the poem and your painting are great – and combined they are very potent.

  28. aFrankAngle says:

    Wonderful news and thanks for sharing the news. When I first saw the painting before reading the post, I thought about how it was earlier-Marina. 🙂 … I went to the linked post, and I always enjoy you including closeups that show your intricate detail! There’s always much more than initially meets the eye. 😀

  29. Fantastic, Marina. As deep as it can get.

  30. coincidences you say?!!! One thing I can surely tell you is that YOU are riding that tiger!
    Thank you my friend for the boost and the appreciation. It means the world!
    Have a wonderful remaining Tuesday and an even better Wednesday (already for me!)

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