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While the moon is rounding towards the full, she follows whatever whim's most difficult


© 2006
BASID #684 (SOLD)

Beth Ames Swartz
While the moon is rounding towards the full, she follows whatever whim's most difficult
acrylic and paste on canvas
60" x 48" (1.52m x 1.22m)
2006

Words in blue appear in painted frame:

But while the moon is rounding towards the full
She follows whatever whim's most difficult

Among whims not impossible, and though scarred
As with the cat-o'-nine-tails of the mind,
His body moulded from within his body 4
Grows comelier. Eleven pass, and then
Athenae takes Achilles by the hair,
Hector is in the dust, Nietzsche is born,
Because the heroes' crescent is the twelfth.
And yet, twice born, twice buried, grow she must,

W.B. Yeats (18651939). The Wild Swans at Coole 1919: from 35. The Phases of the Moon, lines 41-42 & 50.