Poetry in Motion

New York

[west of rest is sleep]

Jeffrey Yang
A poster featuring art by Holly Sears depicts a surreal oil painting of floating elephants and sea creatures. The backdrop consists of muted greens and yellows. The poster includes a poem titled West of rest is sleep, written by Jeffrey Yang.

[west of rest is sleep]

west of rest is sleep
east, dream
where waters meet
north, emptiness,
south, wakefulness,
and out, rising up
to the stars, peace

From "Lyric Suite" in Vanishing-Line, by Jeffrey Yang © 2011 by the author. Reprinted with the permission of Graywolf Press. 
Holly Sears, Hudson River Explorers (2012). Tarrytown Station, Metro-North Railroad.
Commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design.