Guiaalala, Nur, the Light © 2006 Aida Toure

Description: 36″x24″ acrylic on canvas. “Guiaalala” means “the light” in Gisir, my maternal dialect. This piece is about the flamboyant dance that pervades our being as we mingle with the wild things Light does. It’s a celebration of our bewilderment with The Beloved. The poem I incorporated in the painting was written in French, for its English translation, please see below . It took me three months to complete this painting. Year of Creation: 2006.

~ Guiaalala (the light) ~

She observes the spectacle
of your magnitude,

Humbled by appearance’s
insignificance, her reign

mingles with the Presence
that wants her.

In her, a luminous Voice:
“Come back to Union!”

And in seven dimensions
this lover evolves toward us.

O! Divine, O! Beloved,
Annihilate this ego

Which wounds femininity
and her latitude; between

being and not-being,
She wanders you.

© 2007 Aïda Touré

~ Guiaalala (La Lumière/The Light) ~

Elle observe le spectacle
de ta magnitude,
humiliée par l’insignifiance
du paraitre,
son règne s’assimile
à la présence qui la veut
en elle une voix lumineuse:
“revenez à l’Union!”
et dans sept dimensions,
cette amoureuse se chemine
vers nous…
O! Divin, O! Bien-Aimé,
anéantissez cet égo
qui meurtrit la fémininité
et sa latitude,
entre être et non-être,
elle Vous parcourt!

© 2007 Aïda Touré

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