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The soul remembering its loneliness


© 2005
BASID #674

Beth Ames Swartz
The soul remembering its loneliness
acrylic, paste and holographic film on canvas
48" x 60" (1.22m x 1.52m)
2005

 

Words "hidden" behind central image

And after that the crumbling of the moon.
The soul remembering its loneliness
Shudders in many cradles; all is changed,
It would be the World's servant, and as it serves,
Choosing whatever task's most difficult
Among tasks not impossible, it takes
Upon the body and upon the soul
The coarseness of the drudge.

W.B. Yeats (18651939). The Wild Swans at Coole. 1919: from 35. The Phases of the
Moon
, lines 92-99.