Sunday, November 05, 2006

Bright Face of the Moon

"Bright Face of the Moon"
10 cm x 9 1/2 cm
wool, linen, metallic thread

My eyes
fragment reflections of the sea
on the white pebble you tossed
into the waves

aside, as casually as shrugging
as a matter of small import
I have never seen
such blank eyes
that do not remember my face
as more than fragment reflections

I am no less than the bright face of the moon
you would obscure with your dead branches

Brenda Gerritsma, 1995

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