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Now that evening falls

should I turn down the sun,

and ask the twilight to bring

the shadows and the night?

Should I get a lamp… or

should we just hold hands

for a while?



Print of woman with a hat by Henri Matisse, 1905. Oil on canvas, San Francisco Museum of Art, Bequest of Elise S. Haas, ©Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.
This work was published before 1923, as it was exhibited in the Salon d’Automne, 1905.