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Len Lye


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THE LONG DREAM OF WAKING


Of thinking no length
I stand now in a long dream of doing
I stood then in a short dream of knowing
It was I black, sun white, sea silk with sky.
I stand now in that new day on the world
Up out of its water
Its light through my teeth,
My solid eyes dreaming
My mind steeped in sheen;
I stand now on its horizon,
My shadow its centre
In the waters of sun.

 

Len Lye


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Last updated 22 August, 2001