walking the shell looking under the glimmer of full tide crouch to get the angle just right for the flash of sprat whitebait at times that come like cloud on a clear horizon just under the glimmer of surface those shapes of mystery that edge and brush at your eye
The music, performed by Jeroen van Veen, is from the opening of the second movement (Largo) of Sonatine No. 2 by Arvo Pärt. It was written during his first year as a student at Tallinn Conservatory in Estonia.
I. a wilderness of rose catches the nor’westerly over the arch. wire shrivelled amongst root. thorn hardens against the summer, evermindful the cold.
II. clouds beached upon the evening. you camp amidst the dull surround of dream – cloud-walking, fire-walking, wavelets muffled beneath your toes sea-walking dream: petal of your heart’s wild gravity. divine the dawn afresh. a remnant moon bleached coral above the west. Continue reading “birthday promise”