A photocrop, & Nitza’s drawing that inspired it

photocrop meme

Nitza posted this today:

 

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Two posts by Nitza on Facebook today. I translate what Nitza writes in the post I show here first, which she posted after the amazing first (where her briefer intro is in English, & which i show here second) :


And who says we don’t have time after 70?
One- to two-minute sketches, to teach your hand, and each time anew… (:, to convey and to be part of the excitement of the encounter between the painter and the model.

nitza after70

nitza warmup

 

Some poetry gleaned while Collating Smatterings of Memoirings (1) / From 1987: “For Nitza”

spg from1987

_F_o_r___N_i_t_z_a

“What’s this? A poem?
“You’re working much too hard.”
“This isn’t work, it’s poetry.”
“I hope you’re writing about me.”
“Not tonight, my dear.
“Well, now you’ve asked, maybe I will.”


Thank you for the hot tea on your way to bed thank you for
lighting
my electric blanket thank you for being there, loving,
warmthgiving

mother dove
girlfriend love

you know: though all my memories
of scenes do blank
this I joyingly know

you are around me inside me beside me
also when I don’t remember

you

soft crystal
warm diamond
maybe
earth of my tree, tree of my earth
tho not
sea of my sky, nor sky of my sea

for my sea is humanity & my sky is its sky
as they’re yours,
partner

in this cell
of the world to come.

4.

let me tell you about the world to come let me
the world to come is the world that’s coming
now. Ev
ry now.
It star
ts with
CREATING
& not
looking                        here
back in                        we’re
anger or
forward
in angst
or seek
ing the A
lpha or O
mega. It
begins with the closed beginning open ended B_e_t_h of B_e_r_e_i_s_h_i_t_h_, G_e_n_e_s_i_s
which we’ve turned around, heading east as the earth rolls
westward, ho!

here
is where
we’re
at

going into
the world
that’s coming

& that’s all
I want to say
about it