The Eye of Day Painting by David Holcomb

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Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.

"The Eye of Day", 2014 - acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas (standard depth of .75 inches).

The title comes from "Hassan's Serenade" in James Elroy Flecker's 1922 play "The Story of Hassan of Baghdad and How he Came to Make the Golden Journey to Samarkand":

"How splendid in the morning glows
the lily; with what grace he throws
His supplication to the rose:
do roses nod the head, Yasmin?
...

The morning light is clear and cold;
I dare not in that light behold
A whiter light, a deeper gold,
a glory too far shed, Yasmin.
But when the deep red eye of day
is level with the lone highway,
And some to Mecca turn to pray,
and I toward thy bed, Yasmin,

Or when the wind beneath the moon
is drifting like a soul aswoon,
And harping planets talk love's tune
with milky wings outspread, Yasmin,
Shower down thy love, O burning bright!
for one night or the other night
Will come the Gardener in white,
and gather'd flower are dead, Yasmin!"

This painting is not framed, but it is ready to hang; signed and dated on front and back, with the title on the back.


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The Eye of Day

David Holcomb

United States

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Size: 30 W x 24 H x 0.8 in

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