12 - 14 October 2018
Clumsy human admiration
that needs air and lips to say it!
Clumsier than the shy wonder
humble beasts display, you blunder
wholly in your adoration
squander in rapt adulation; --
with your passion’s savage heart
you misuse your love and slay it:
your adored unsullied art.
Excerpt from Jan van Huysum’s Flower Piece, Henrik Wergeland (1840)