Morning Prayer / Evening Prayer

Morning Prayer Evening Prayer title pages
Morning Prayer / Evening Prayer bookset in box
Handmade artist books, edition limited to 12 copies Two books, boxed as a set Each book 4.5” H x 11 1/8” W x 1/4” D 28 pages each Box 12-1/8” W x 10-1/2 H x 1 1/8” D
Price: $925.00

Morning Prayer

I arise, facing east,
I am asking toward the light:
I am asking that my day
Shall be beautiful with light,
I am asking that the place
Where my feet are shall be light,
That as far as I can see
I shall follow it aright.
I am asking for the courage
To go forward through the shadow.
I am asking toward the light!

Evening Prayer

O Great Mystery,
My heart is open
Although my mind is sleeping
And my eyes are shut.
Come, Great Mystery,
Into the secret places,
And while my mind is sleeping
My heart be teaching.
Then all day thereafter
My heart shall be remembering
What it knew at night,
And however my thought stumbles
My heart will stand upright.

Two poems written by Mary Hunter Austin, published in her 1928 book The Children Sing in the Far West. Calligraphy and watercolor paintings by Cari Ferraro, composited digitally and produced on an Epson 3880 on Arches Text Wove paper. Archival prints in hand sewn signatures. Bound on grosgrain ribbon in soft covers of painted Rives BFK, with painted endpapers of translucent vellum paper.

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