17 / VII / 2023

“Poetry is empty without

discipline, without piety,

he cautions somewhere,

even his lesser rhymes amount

to more than wrought praise but amplify

his poems as high prayer.”

—Major Jackson, ‘In Memory of Derek Alton Walcott’

Kern Samuel

A good rain is coming, 2022

Acrylic on sewn canvas

27 x 25 in  (68.6 x 63.5 cm)