all nearness pauses, while a star can grow


all nearness pauses, while a star can grow

all distance breathes a final dream of bells;
perfectly outlined against afterglow
are all amazing and the peaceful hills

(not where not here but neither’s blue most both)


and history immeasurably is
wealthier by a single sweet day’s death:
as not imagined secrecies comprise


goldenly huge whole the upfloating moon.


Times a strange fellow;
more he gives than takes
(and he takes all)nor any marvel finds
quite disappearance but some keener makes
losing, gaining
—love! if a world ends

more than all worlds begin to(see?) begin


E.E Cummings (USA, 1894-1962)




Image cover: Judy Watson, white vessel 2016 (exhausted indigo, ochre and acrylic on canvas, 178 x 135.5 cm).

The solo show of the artist, indigo and ochre, is from November 24 2016 at Tolarno Galleries (Melbourne):

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