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Human

Human by Susan Windle, Seaweeds by Alana Lea, ©2005 by Susan Windle and Alana Lea. All rights reserved.
Size:4 1/12 x 10 1/2, Matt Size: 9 1/2 x 16

Human

Do not be frightened when beauty strikes
though it leaves you mute and sleepless
churning and roiling like a sea
struck by a sudden turn of wind.
It is only the sun that does this—
the source of light plays
through the atmosphere and changes
everything it touches, always.

If this is happening to you in a violent way
threatening your very core
if beauty feels more blade than blessing
your life more blood than stone
be glad in your grief you are human
grateful for the liquid in your pith—lean
into the beauty that never leaves you
the only life that truly lights you.

© 2005 by Susan Windle

This print is from a limited edition of matted giclée prints signed and numbered by poet and artist. They are printed with Epson Inks on Epson Heavyweight Matte paper.

Dimensions refer to image size, including text, rounded to the nearest 1/2 inch, and to matt size, also rounded to the nearest 1/2 inch.

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