Lorenzo makes things

First Chill,

Posted in Drawings, Non-Commercial by Lorenzo on April 23, 2012

Copyright 2012, Lorenzo De Waele

Title is from Emily Dickinson’s poem “After great pain a formal feeling comes”;

After great pain a formal feeling comes–
The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs;
The stiff Heart questions–was it He that bore?
And yesterday–or centuries before?

The feet, mechanical, go round
A wooden way
Of ground, or air, or ought,
Regardless grown,
A quartz contentment, like a stone.

This is the hour of lead
Remembered if outlived,
As freezing persons recollect the snow–
First chill, then stupor, then the letting go.

This is the first drawing in a trilogy, and my first time dabbling in Conté sticks!

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