An abstract art

IM Emily Kame Kngwarreye


Outrageous, the flag of beauty

as day revolves to night, a sky

thick with stars that fall like snow,

snow that feints shapes and

culls sound and muffles distance –

a white shroud for realism. Faith

is made manifest in an abstract art,

the dreaming eye that trusts the world

already made and already perfect.

Get the latest essay, memoir, reportage, fiction, poetry and more.

Subscribe to Griffith Review or purchase single editions here.

Griffith Review