aquarelle

aquarelle

aquarelle
The wind’s violin danced me on and upwards…

hereabouts
it began,
the coming to
whatever was around
me, the step in of sun
through glass,
the scrawled
stick-voices of birds
in the hedge,
and scratchings of their
feet on iron roof,
the tastes bright as
formica, the touches
on leaves, a nose
into flowers,
and later,
whichever way
to school you took
a steep run uphill,
the wind’s violin
at your back dancing
you on and upward,
the land blown out
like a birthday
candle behind you,
the estuary laid out
in boat and patchwork
of glittering gust
the pieces of a
splendid board game,
the wind in your face
on the way home,
the estuary run out
on the low tide
like the edge of a
ragged aquarelle

january 2021

Copyright © 2021 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music is from the Orchestra of St. Luke’s performance of J.S Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria, in an arrangement by the conductor Bernard Labadie

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