Ada Verdun Howell - Early Work

Early Work

Her professional career begins with Anamorphosis where she goes beyond the exterior world of landscape and the body and she begins to explore the interior universe of love and selfhood.

The poem Unlanguid longeurs exhibits a new awareness of the world around her:

All the same, my desire had taught me
An object lesson.
He was a sceptic, I was an enthusiast.
He analysed, I synthesized.
He dealt with proofs, I with questions of faith.
He was, in short,
An historian.
I couldn't help being
A pilgrim;
But I knew now I must be
As dispassionate pilgrim
As possible.

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