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Tuesday, 31 March 2009



The fading strains of the dying refrain
warbled by the teakettle to the timeless beauty
who spends her time in the mind that ocean
closed off from us
brought back to her through the shadows of the afternoon
a thought that might have interested us
had we but known it

Le bol de lait: Pierre Bonnard, c. 1919 (Tate Gallery).

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