Thursday, September 16, 2010

Moon Message, Rachel.

Moon Message.
2.5" x 3.5"
watercolor & pen.


about the piece.
A friend sent me a poem from Tess Gallagher's "Moon Crossing Bridge", which is a book of poetry that Tess wrote after the death of her husband. The original poem that I was initially sent pairs with this piece:

Now we are like that flat cone of sand
in the garden of the Silver Pavilion in Kyoto
designed to appear only in moonlight.

Do you want me to mourn?
Do you want me to wear black?

Or like moonlight on whitest sand
to use your dark, to gleam, to shimmer?

I gleam. I mourn.

about the artist.
Rachel lives in Kansas with her husband of four years and a gray cat. They lost their first child, Lyra, at 30 weeks due to placental abruption on December 18, 2009. Rachel maintains a blog called Curls O Fred.


  1. Beautiful, Rachel. I hadn't heard this poem before. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for sharing this poem and's so touching. It's hard to be anything other than black, but it is good to try. I love your depiction, your image from this poem matches it so well.


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