Monday, September 11, 2006

Study in Whites No. 2

Study in Whites No. 2

4" x 6"

Oil on Hardwood Panel

This poor moth went "swimming" in our pool. It's beautiful and so fragile.


Out of the purple drifts,
From the shadow sea of night,
On tides of musk a moth uplifts
Its weary wings of white.

Is it a dream or ghost
Of a dream that comes to me,
Here in the twilight on the coast,
Blue cinctured by the sea?

Fashioned of foam and froth --
And the dream is ended soon,
And lo, whence came the moon-white moth
Comes now the moth-white moon!

- Frank Dempster Sherman
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