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


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

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