Let the memories wash over me.

In silence, they come one by one

In pursuit of each desire,

Each old wound, each triumph,

Each passionate flame, each phantom solace.

One memory surrenders to the next.

They are all set in silver and gold

And amethyst and peridot.

Dreams of a labyrinth of mysteries

And soft gloved caresses

That reach into my soul

For secret thoughts

That are all spun

Into an intricate gossamer.

This is a rapture of murmurs

And boundless fantasies.

Don't drift away,

Don't stop believing.

I can feel it all around me

Concealed just under the veil.

Show yourself, unmask!

Discard your disguises

Glittered with our tears.

It is this serenade of solitude

That reaches into my soul

For secret thoughts

That are all spun

Into an intricate gossamer.

In this rhapsody of obscurity

The notes are melodic,

Then dissonant.

Don't draw back in fear,

Reach out instead.

Dreams of shadowy allure

And tender seductions,

All draped in silk and taffeta 

And ruffles of dew.

This is what you long for.

My senses wake with sighs

From grace and revelation

With all those secrets spun

Into an intricate gossamer.

In this mural primeval,

What truth is hiding

Within a tangled embrace

In a gauzy masquerade?

Surrender to each sensation.

Let imagination find the splendor.

Whispers lie on pillows

At rest from life.

Beauty is embellished

And all else fades.

I remember it all

in a rainbow of sapphires

Set in endless spirals

All spun into an intricate gossamer.

Gloria Pereyra

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In a texture-less world increasingly defined by the uniformity of Amazon packages, each of these individually handmade prints on handmade paper brings a sense of what is unique and precious into our lives.  Each image of the Gossamer series has been reproduced in a limited edition of five intaglio polymer photogravures.  They are printed on handmade Japanese Unryu with chine colle on Rives BFK paper with deckle edges.

The Gossamer series has been honored by both The Julia Margaret Cameron Awards 2020 and The International Photography Awards 2020.

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