Mark Cross
Mark Cross - Contemporary Realist Artwork


FLOATING POET – 1993 – Oil on Board – 100 x 64 cm

FLOATING POET – 1993 – Oil on Board – 100 x 64 cm

Private Collection, UK

The main cause of accidental death in the Pacific being drowning, this painting is in response to the trauma caused by a friend being lost at sea, then the relief of his being found wandering in the forest, and then the cautious levity of the overall circumstances of the event after normality returns.

Poem by Pedro Vegara Meersohn

Soy yo
que pide,
que quiere.
Él que por ti cruje
y suspira.

Soy yo
que vive
y que muere.
Que todo lo da
por un solo beso.

Soy él que sufre,
él que no duerme
y sueña.
Él pronuncia
tu nombre al viento.

Una y tantas veces
cuando estás cerca,
cuando estás lejos.

Soy él que flota
en tu mar,
en tus aguas.
Sumergido en ti,
mecido en silencios.


Am I
she asks,
he wants.
He cracks it for you
and sighs.

Am I
and dies.
That gives everything
by a kiss.

I am he who suffers,
he who never sleeps
and dream.
He pronounces
your name in the wind.

One and many times
calling you,
loving you
when you are near,
when you're away.

I am he that floats
in your sea
in your water.
Dipped in you,
rocked in silence.