blessing

blessing
midnight, 24 january 2014

blessing
A Weathercat snap, the green map of season

under
the maple
under
starlight
i stood
under so
many leaves
in darkness
so much
life
in them
like water
brimming
on to
air
the air
hoarse
with
starlight

Copyright © 2016 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music accompanying the reading is taken from a performance by Italian pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli of Chopin’s ‘Andante Spianato’ that he added as a prelude to his Grande Polanaise Brillante Op.22. A blackbird stamped the approval of its own melody upon it.

violin case

violin case
october 2021
Based on events in the life of poet, thinker & writer, Gerard de Nerval 1808 – 1855.  He was reputed to have walked his ‘pet’ lobster, Thibault, in public, maintaining it made as much sense to walk a lobster as any other beast, and that lobsters were ‘peaceful, serious creatures’.
Unexpectedly I found an article on page 6 in the January 5th, 1925 edition of the ‘Star (Christchurch), ISSUE 17428 describing in brief his life & passing

lobster
In fact it’s own master, and happiest in the deep. Acknowledgements to prime.peta.org for use of this image.

were
those friends
who drank to
your mind
in its fire
the raconteur
awash in dreams
and travel,
flashing from
land to language,
were those
friends who
paid not a
penny down,
then so afeared
of charity,
the cup their
good sense
told them
must never
spill?

the wedding
you sought
was held
without
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