4 Martin AgnesAgnes Martin (1912–2004), Wood #4, 1964. Ink on paper, 8 15/16 x 8 15/16 in. (22.7 x 22.7 cm).

Last night
in the fields
I lay down in the darkness
to think about death,
but instead I fell asleep,
as if in a vast and sloping room
filled with those white flowers
that open all summer,
sticky and untidy
in the warm fields.

– from ‘White Flowers’ by Mary Oliver

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