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The Son of Man, Magritte


I have long loved Magritte's works. If I was rich enough I'l buy one of his works.
From all his works, It is the Son of Man that stands out for me.
Here is yet another adaptation...or reinterpretation....Forgive me if I offend the sensibilities of rizal lovers, or those from his religion. I do not mean it to.

Please try to understand the poem's other levels of meaning.

The Son of Man, Rene Magritte.
Used without permission
from ARTOFEUROPE.COM (Please let me know if you want me to take this picture down.)

Here's the poem:

The Son of Man, Magritte

Through my Filipino eyes
I see Rizal before he died:

Ever wondered
why the apple
is green?

I. Limits of Vision

If those were dollars
and our boy needs the money
to write yet another story,
would he have sold the glory?

Will he see me
or this miserable country
and how he is godly
yet i remain hungry.

II. Limits of Cognition

I wonder how he looks
sans the apple,
hearing only his spanish ripple
would I still be a disciple?

How do i grapple,
shake my principle,
and restore his temple
to feed his people?

III. Limits of Faith

So he wears a red tie,
His hands are untied,
it doesn't seem like my Rizal.

I still wonder
why the apple is green.
He is not my prophet.
Rizal is dead.


posted by Jdavies @ 2/21/2005,


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Jdavies lives in Quezon City, Philippines and has been blogging since 2002. A brand manager in a leading technology company and a freelance new media/web strategy consultant, he has refocused his blogging from personal, political & sociological observations, to marketing-related efforts and Internet trends that are relevant to his career and branding advocacies.

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This blog is a depot of thoughts and observations on marketing trends which remain personally relevant to the Author as far as his marketing career is concerned. Having evolved from the personal blog of Jdavies, much of the earlier work contained herein are laced with personal speculation, political views, and similar advocacies. These posts are being kept for posterity's sake and for no other reason. No effort is being made to claim that the author will not contradict himself from his previous positions or that such advocacies are absolute.


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