How Far

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
1834-1903
Aesthetic painter, printmaker and etcher
The White Symphony: Three Girls
46.4 x 61.6 cms | 18 1/4 x 24 1/4 ins
Oil on panel
Freer Gallery of Art
Washington | United States

It wasn’t how far I had gone
but where I was headed
the destination of all who live
had given me to my bed
asleep and at rest

let me repeat what I just said
this far and no farther
here I must stop
I stand on holy ground

~Stacy Sweeney