Quote #26: Ted Hughes’ “To Paint a Water Lily”

illustration 2013 jpbohannon

illustration 2013 jpbohannon

… Now paint the long-necked lily-flower

Which, deep in both worlds, can be still
As a painting, trembling hardly at all

Though the dragonfly alight,
Whatever horror nudge her root.

from “To Paint a Water Lily,”   Ted Hughes

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