Book: Beauty, Salon. Art

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Swallow the call note

The first poem (Girl Child) in my book begins:

In the danger of a tsunami you found
tireless strength, a ship standing
against muscle, slaughter, desert,
a tree facing the wind of lava – …

I painted the cover “Swallow the Call Note” based on a line in the first of the Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke.  The line: And so I hold myself back and swallow the call-note of my dark sobbing.

Another poem (Lost Dream) begins:

It’s a small roof where the prayer wheels hang.
She rolls them as she runs past, her fingers
on red, then turquoise, words flying, though
unsaid, not to be said. …