A PORTRAIT OF YOU – – Oscar Wilde gets the Poetryscape Treatment!

Today I’m posting my interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s ‘Picture of Dorian Grey’.

Back in 2009 I wrote a song called ‘A Portrait of You’ which I was inspired to do after seeing the film ‘dorian Grey’ in the same year. Last year I took the lyrics from the song and gave it the Poetryscape treatment, and recording that resulted was used to form part of the soundtrack to the ‘Dark Arts’ exhibition at the 2013 Bram stoker International Film Festival in Whitby.

Chris x

A PORTRAIT OF YOU

Your portrait in the attic
Depicts a different view of you
Here time is not static
It decays like those you slew

You sold your soul many moons ago
In exchange for eternal youth
Guarding dark secrets from those you know
In concealment of the truth

Feelings of insanity begin to show
You destroy those you can’t abide
Rumour and suspicion starts to grow
As vanity chokes your pride

Now you face your final curtain call
Every killing has a price to pay
Shattered illusions around you fall
In the demise of Dorian Gray

Chris Ankin (c) 16/10/09
Based on ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’
By Oscar Wilde

NEW STORY!

Pleased to report that this evening I’ve begun writing a new story.

‘Objet D’Art’ see’s a couple’s purchase
of a country residence turn from being a dream come true to a living nightmare after they aqquire some new antiques
for their home!

Watch this dark space!

Chris

WHAT?

WHAT?

What do you take me for
I think you take me for a fool
You give your love then close the door
Why is your heart so cold and cruel

Yet in my mind I can’t forget
The way we were when we first met
So carefree and full of dreams
Now in the past or so it seems

(Chorus)
What does the future hold for us
Where do we go to from here
What do you want and need from me
I wish the answers were clear

…So the question is what?

What is the point in going on
These barriers still block our way
I say I’m right you say I’m wrong
But then you always get your way

So many things that might have been
Wonders of the world we could have seen
I sit right here and wonder why
You contemplate the last goodbye

(Chorus)
What does the future hold for us
Where do we go to from here
What do you want and need from me
I wish the answers were clear

…So the question is what?

Words & Music
By Chris Ankin
(c) 10/06/13

A Portrait of You

A PORTRAIT OF YOU

Your portrait in the attic
Depicts a different view of you
Here time is not static
It decays like those you slew

You sold your soul many moons ago
In exchange for eternal youth
Guarding dark secrets from those you know
In concealment of the truth

Feelings of insanity begin to show
You destroy those you can’t abide
Rumour and suspicion starts to grow
As vanity chokes your pride

Now you face your final curtain call
Every killing has a price to pay
Shattered illusions around you fall
In the demise of Dorian Gray

Chris Ankin (c) 16/10/09
Based on ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’
By Oscar Wilde