Wednesday, March 19, 2008

FLY by Yoko Ono

Yoko designed the Fly book with Lennon in the 70s, and in 2007, she reinstalled the book FLY.

What is going through her mind when she see the word "fly" I wonder, did she see the sky?


I HEARD a fly buzz when I died;
The stillness round my form
Was like the stillness in the air
Between the heaves of storm.
The eyes beside had wrung them dry, 5
And breaths were gathering sure
For that last onset, when the king
Be witnessed in his power.
I willed my keepsakes, signed away
What portion of me I 10
Could make assignable,—and then
There interposed a fly,
With blue, uncertain, stumbling buzz,
Between the light and me;
And then the windows failed, and then 15
I could not see to see.

-- Emily Dickinson






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