Artist: Robert Indiana, American (1928 - 2018)
Title: The Book of Love Poem - Wherefore the Punctuation of the Heart
Medium: Serigraph with Letterpress, Signed and numbered in pencil
Edition: 200; PP 10
Paper Size: 24 x 20 inches [60.96 x 50.8 cm]
Wherefore the punctuation of the heart
When that slim prim agape
L, O, V, E,
Encomma'd in uncertainty,
L; O; V; E;
Haltered in some Philistine design;
L: O: V: E:
Encumbered in even depper discelebration:
Staggered stumbled unrequitedly/
Shackled in measured irony -
Should not be
But most not
L. O. V. E.
Hated anagram of death.
"L" "O" "V" "E"
Not "nevermore" for "evermore"