Eliot Porter; Cypress Swamp, Portfolio I, The Seasons, 1954. Thank you, melisaki.
I could feel the day offering itself to me,
and I wanted nothing more
than to be in the moment - but which moment?
Not that one, or that one, or that one.
Today in the River.
I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.
Artists’ book, 1967; duotone; 22.5 x 30.5 cm; edition of 2,500
“My quietness has a man in it, he is transparent
and he carries me quietly, like a gondola, through the streets.
He has several likenesses, like stars and years, like numerals.”
— Frank O’Hara, from “In Memory of My Feelings”
Wonderful. Thank you, proustitute.
Avoid the flourish. Do not be afraid to be weak. Do not be ashamed to be tired. You look good when you’re tired. You look like you could go on forever. Now come into my arms. You are the image of my beauty.