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archway, hand, ode overlay
ash & ode
acrylic, ink, collage on paper
10" x 10"

The poem is an ode by Tarafah ibn al 'Abd ben Sufyan ben Malik al Bakri, translated by Pierre Joris: "As you cannot save me from death/let me offer death, right now,/ all this hand can hold... / the days will lay/ bare what you don't/ yet know and/ someone will refuse you bread/ someone will come bringing news:/ a traveler with no luggage and no invitation."