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COVID19: Disappear from this earth! A poem to the world by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama

Today, with the world facing COVID-19, I feel the necessity to address it with this message.

Cover photo credit: WHEN LIFE BOUNDLESSLY FLARES UP TO THE UNIVERSE, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 194 x 582 cm, © YAYOI KUSAMA, courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner; Portrait of Kusama, courtesy the artist. Retrieved 4/16 from Victoria Miro Gallery website:

15 April 2020 A MESSAGE FROM YAYOI KUSAMA TO THE WHOLE WORLD Though it glistens just out of reach, I continue to pray for hope to shine through Its glimmer lighting our way This long awaited great cosmic glow Now that we find ourselves on the dark side of the world The gods will be there to strengthen the hope we have spread throughout the universe For those left behind, each person’s story and that of their loved ones It is time to seek a hymn of love for our souls In the midst of this historic menace, a brief burst of light points to the future Let us joyfully sing this song of a splendid future Let's go Embraced in deep love and the efforts of people all over the world Now is the time to overcome, to bring peace We gathered for love and I hope to fulfil that desire The time has come to fight and overcome our unhappiness To COVID-19 that stands in our way I say Disappear from this earth We shall fight We shall fight this terrible monster Now is the time for people all over the world to stand up My deep gratitude goes to all those who are already fighting. Revolutionist of the world by the Art From Yayoi Kusama

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