Napaltjarri

A poem.

The painting is a waterhole by the sand-hills
Resembles a sun
Name’s closest definition ‘Goodness’ or ‘Life’

An oblong
Eye-lashed-eye
opened wide
winks, crooks head, takes
Flight

The viewer’s after-image
Remains radiating
Yellow-black rays, lines-upon-lines
Sketching scratched and indelible white
Extending out-and-upwards
An aura

Striking in waves
Seven concentric circles
Generating
A different knowledge
Besides infallible mathematics
Magic beyond sum
There is an unknown number
That is warmth
That is fluid

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