seeing it

seeing it
           19, 20 october 2020
           riverside

seeing_it_2
dreams that barely tremble her…a Weathercat snap

waking,
dangled
handle of the
latch on the
french doors
like a moth on
the white painted
wood,
through glass
the estuary
in night,
the body
of its stillness
like the lover
you have bet
everything upon
to be within
her reach,
shore lights
holding steady
downward,
dreams that
barely tremble
her in breaking
on her sleep,
frilled
call
of the magpie
brushes
across her
throat
as she
turns
toward
you
then,
standing
into dawn,
showers
in
birdsong
drops of it
clamouring
down
her skin

Copyright © 2021 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music is from Prelude No. 6 of Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Opus 28, in a performance here by Yuja Wang at Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 2017.

4 thoughts on “seeing it”

  1. reminds me a little of those upside down, floating across the city sky paintings of Chagall. The magpie is perfectly placed here to bring that half light scene into feeling

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