“What is the jewel color?’
green-white, opalescent,
with under-layer of changing blue,
with rose-vein; a white agate
with a pulse uncooled that beats yet,
faint, blue-violet:
it lives, it breathes,
it gives off-- fragrance?
I do not know what it gives,
a vibration that we can not name
for there is no name for it;
My patron said, “name it”,
I said, I can not name it,
There is no name;
He said,
“invent it”,
I can not invent it,
I said it was agate,
I said, it lived, it gave—
fragrance—was near enough
To explain that quality
for which there is no name;
I do not want to name it.
I want to watch its faint
Heart-beat, pulse-beat
as  it quivers. I do not want to
to talk about it.
I want to minimize thought,
concentrate on it
till I shrink
and am drawn into it.

McPink 2020
24 x 32 inches
unique painted print on archival paper
Aline Mare @alinelillie

From Trilogy by H.D.(Tribute to the Angels) 1945

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Alexandra Wiesenfeld
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