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Wide Brush

        Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity.

                                                                Eccl. 12:8

Late afternoon, in the slant winter light,

Where men are painting the white buildings white,

The shadows of their ladders climb the walls

To meet the covering darkness as it falls.


Alfred Nicol



2001 Alfred Nicol; originally printed in Rattapallax.
Reprinted by permission of the author.

Background by Eye for Beauty
Outer table background by Purple Woods

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