Sign of the Times
They cast their shadows in bronze
at the end of their days:
tall and thin like Giacometti's men.
We stood erect but the sun was against us.
21 July 1989
The poet and artist met in 1937 and became renowned drinking partners in Montparnasse. Beckett said of the artist: “things were insolvable [for him], but that kept him going.” According to those who knew the pair their meetings consisted of mostly “pleasant silences”. - The Telegraph, 11 January 2016