purring

purring
    4 july 2021
     riverside

purring
Smoothing off the uncertain edges of things with a purr…

from on
my knee
you saw
from the
balcony
the tui
in the
top
branches
against cloud
bobbing his
frill at the
throat with
beat of
note,
a tumble
up and
down the
stairs of
song,
the man
in oilskins
crossing the
wet road
the spider
web drift of
rains along
the estuary,
a car tire
loud taking
the sharp
corner
and you
purred
through
it
all

for Big Cat AKA Wandui

Copyright ©2021 Peter Le Baige.  All Rights Reserved

The music is from the adagio movement of Hadyn’s Cello Concerto No.2 in D major, performed here by cellist  Steven Isserlis and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

2 thoughts on “purring”

  1. Succinctly describe, hear the purring cat out of gauzy rain quite loudly. the spider webs of drifting rain particularly evocative

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    1. Hi Dean, was trying to record, as I imagined, his impressions as he moved his head to the different angles from which he considered these phenomena. Thanks for that!

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