between the blank page and the poem
blank page, showing back of Orpheus Music Society (benefit) concert program
(and revealing partially masked effects of acidification from scrapbook sheet; inverted)
Kindergarten Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings / April 1887 – May 1889
by Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind
first of six, all via archive.org
includes some items in raised letters
glimpsed at top —
with great feeling and beauty of the privations of the blind and
the power of their inner sight 23
with which / the eyes of friends and lovers meet. Second 10
To be only an intermediary between the uncultivated land and the ploughed field, between the data of a problem and its solution, between the blank page and the poem, between the wretch with an empty stomach and the wretch with a full one...
False problem, and yet...
— Simone Weil, The Notebooks of. Translated by Arthur Wills (1956) : 126
(a passage on the “I”)
blank pages; blindness; intermediary; vac.