for Andrew Robson


Approach you slowly, sly and soft,
Begin with hesitant rumble.
Come closer then, and cast aloft
Your sweet but solemn song.
Before his cruelty makes humble
The crow upon your shoulder,
Beware of bowing low and long
Where flattery warrants not.
Be rather lively, beaming, bolder
Than a chucklehead with a rattle.
Though his heart has rot
And weeps for no one,
Fear not the tone of battle.
Go forth with grace and mild gaze,
As you have always gone.

after Thomas Tallis’ Canon
25 Nov

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About Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis

Me = Francesca Jurate Kristina Sasnaitis... also known as Jūrytė/ Jūrytėle/ Jūračiuk/ Jurachook/ U-Russia/ Urata/ Rata/ Jay-bird/ Jay-peg/ Miss J/ Big J/ France/ Franca.... Sasna/ Fox/ Greville/ Knight... and Nerada Netis... as far as I can remember... oh, and there's still room for Kristina... somewhere, sometime... Me = drew, painted, made sculpture, then stopped; printed photographs, then stopped; wrote, then stopped; made furniture, then stopped; made prints, then stopped; became a bookseller and stopped; wrote some more, kept writing some... and more... started painting again... sold a few more books... stopped... wrote some more, kept writing some... and more... and now seeing words, writing images... was that last bit too wanky? What goes around comes around, I guess...
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