onsdag 15 april 2009

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Will it never be possible
to separate you from from your greyness?
Must you be always sinking backward
into your grey-brown landscapes–and trees
always in the distance, always against
a grey sky?
Must I be always
moving counter to you? Is there no place
where we can be at peace together
and the motion of our drawing apart
be altogether taken up?
I see myself
standing upon your shoulders touching
a grey, broken sky–
but you, weighted down with me,
yet gripping my ankels,–move
laboriously on,
where it is level and undisturbed by colors.

William Carlos Williams, Ur AL QUE QUIERE! 1917
Målning av Gerhard Richter

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