Door. Dolly. Lal Kila, Delhi, India, November 2, 1995. Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose (Wyndstone vellum), from original 8×10 negative.

Dream

In a pocket of earth
I buried all the accents
of my mother tongue

there they lie
like needles of pine
assembled by ants

one day the stumbling cry
of another wanderer
may set them alight

then warm and comforted
he will hear all night
the truth as lullaby

John Berger, ‘And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos’, New York, 1991 (p. 91)

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