Publication April 2015
in association with De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam
80 page Paperback 200mm x 150mm
with 35 colour photographs by Andrew Smiley
A poignant meditation by Julia Blackburn on the sudden death of her husband, the sculptor Herman Makkink in 2013.
The thirty three verses are accompanied by photographs taken by Andrew Smiley of starling murmurations in the evening sky over Walberswick in Suffolk.
I am busy with death
And the fact of it
Because my husband died
Three months ago
Almost to the day,
The landscape of my altered world
Between before and after.