1. Fly back to me 
Spring flower
And I shall tie a string to you
Like this butterfly


I taste some of 
The drink in your
Glass that you leave
I drink to Yayoi
Now—-
I think of my princess.
Joseph Cornell wrote this poem—one of many!—for Yayoi Kusama when they knew each other in the 1960s in New York. See artifacts from their relationship as part of Kusama’s retrospective, which closes September 30. 
Installation view of Yayoi Kusama (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 12-September 30,2012). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

    Fly back to me 

    Spring flower

    And I shall tie a string to you

    Like this butterfly

    I taste some of 

    The drink in your

    Glass that you leave

    I drink to Yayoi

    Now—-

    I think of my princess.

    Joseph Cornell wrote this poem—one of many!—for Yayoi Kusama when they knew each other in the 1960s in New York. See artifacts from their relationship as part of Kusama’s retrospective, which closes September 30. 

    Installation view of Yayoi Kusama (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 12-September 30,2012). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

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