Monday, May 31, 2004

This blackness chokes me
blackness stings my eyes
black hair plugs my throat
black breath burns my nose

this whiteness stares at me
and I
hold with my trembling hand
this black pen.

Saturday, May 01, 2004

‘We work in the dark—we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.’
- Henry James, ‘Dencombe’ (1893) slq