Lessons of Darkness

This is the work of darkness – not

just night – but that other lacking time

when light is unseen. It is chiaroscuro.

Without art. Under an arch of lamentation,

these three days have been midnight unmoving.

 



astronomer

Astronomer by Candlelight by Gerrit Dou (Dutch, 1613 – 1675) with a touch of modern technology

 

We write to taste life twice.

We paint, take the photo, record light

changing around us, trying desperately to catch

the moment, hold it for the future,

get a second chance – and always fail.

The moment changed. The artist more changed.

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“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ~ Anaïs Nin