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Sonatas VIII-5 (Adagio Delicato)

Castles and fortresses are these trees covered with snow
Where I’d tryst with my wife - born where snow never goes.
She'd just seen a few inches once or twice in her life
Before I brought her here when I took her to wife.
Here she said she found “Diamonds that fell from the sky!”
Said, “There’s peace in the snowfall before people walk by.”
I find peace before rabbits or cat tracks mar snow or the ice
Before wind meets the wires to throw snow bursts once or twice;
To shatter the icicles, to crash a few down
To bring chaos or crumbling to this smooth snowy town
Where peace reigns in ice dreams and winter lies deep.
While I alone wander as the happy town sleeps
Warm ‘neath their eiderdowns, happy they lie
In the dear land of counterpane as their warm dreams sweep by...

16013-1 scanThe photo was taken in January of 2020 with a Pentax 67 medium format SLR equipped with a 200 mm f/4 SMC Pentax 67 lens on Ilford FP5+ film. The negative was enlarged optically with a Beseler 23CIIXL enlarger and a 100 mm f/5.6 Schneider Componon-S lens on Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Double Weight Fiber Base silver gelatin photo paper. Processing was done archivally using Kodak chemistry, with a final toning with Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner, treated with hypo clearing agent, and washed in an archival washer.

This print (1/25) was made in November, 2020 on 8” x 10” paper. All aspects of this print were handled in an authentic, pre-digital manner. Archival processing will ensure the maximum life span for this print.

This print is available for purchase for $200, mounted or unmounted. Please contact me if interested. Thank You.

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