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The Digest (August 2016)

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Lovably — "The Digest"
Issue #002 for August 2016
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"August Morning, Upper Broadway"
Alicia Striker / 1937


As the body of the beloved is a window
through which we behold the blackness and vastness of space
pulsing with stars, and as the man

on the corner with his fruit stand is a window,
and the cherries, blackberries, raspberries
avocados and carrots are a rose window

like the one in Chartres, yes, or the one in Paris
through which light floods from the other world, the pure one
stabbing tourists with malicious abundant joy

though the man is tired in the summer heat
and reads his newspaper listlessly, without passion
and people pass his stand buying nothing

let us call this scene a window looking out
not at a paradise but as a paradise
might be, if we had eyes to see

the women in their clinging dresses, the season’s fruit
the babies in their strollers infinitely soft: clear window
after clear window

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About The Digest

We have always strived to acknowledge the amazing density of talent in the design industry, so we created The Digest, a humble online publication and email newsletter that is dedicated to honoring some of the incredible work we see from artists all throughout the world.


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