Beyond the Pale
Love this, Tom. Again, insightful pairing of words and images - introspectively close up, far away and of course the details. All about light, of which, Vermeer was a master of.
Impressive, effective and simple. Loved the parallelism between words and image. A jewel.
Many thanks Leigh and Lucy.I like the way this one worked out, the conversation between the images and the words became a little wedding.The glints on the jewel for me are those starlike points of light on the textured fabric folds in the immediate foreground of the close-up detail shot. And I think it is not immodest for me to say that because of course those stars were scattered there not by me but by the ineffable genius of Vermeer.
For me, this poem hinged on "to himself." Just swung it all around on itself and over and back again, made me do a twirl. I like twirling.
i love the astronomerpeering at the starsbeing observed by distantastronomers- good lens tomrefract and distort or reflect and flipturn left or righteach decisiona universein which we eachmay livejust in time
Thanks, guys. Absolutely a hinge poem, turning or twirling back upon itself. (Refraction happens when a wave breaks and turns back upon itself).
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