from JULIJA’S SCRIPTORIUM ON BALI

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………………………..Stumped like this,
………………………..we hear the Years
………………………………………………..cascade
………………………..And stoop to grace
………………………..the Water
…………………………………………………..‘s Fall.

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………………………….(Remember? Click HERE if you don’t.)

These are all three rough drafts, even the last one, but to me the blotches, squiggles and crossings-out have their own special glamor. Indeed, they all testify to Jūlija’s imagination, inventiveness and skill as a calligrapher, and as work in progress they all lead me deeper and deeper into the poem.

C.

1 Comment

  1. November 29, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Jūlija and I would love to show you more but this is all part of the preparation of a manuscript for publication, and I’m afraid you are going to have to wait for more of this beautiful stuff until you have the actual book in your hand. And if you’re impatient, you can imagine how we feel!

    The two of us are working on the cover at the moment, which we’d love to show you as we need your advice.

    As to myself, I’d show you everything if I were sure my book would never be published, gladly and with pleasure I’d do that, but I’m afraid I’m still stalked by hope.

    C.


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