watercolor and gouache by Elizabeth Bishop
"Everything only connected by "and" and "and."
Open the book. (The gilt rubs off the edges
of the pages and pollinates the fingertips.)
Open the heavy book."
from the poem:
"Over 2,000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance"
by Elizabeth Bishop
see more on my Fortnightly post:
The Inner World of the Dream Character
and on my Quotidian post:
Elizabeth Bishop: Painter & Poet
and in the book
Exchanging Hats: Elizabeth Bishop Paintings
edited by William Benton