at a glance

at a glance
12 june 2021, riverside

at a glance
Image sourced from fieldguide.lewisborolandtrust.org & credited to Nick Pulcinella.

if
bird,
the swallow
over the
dew-lush
grass,
bucking in
flight
as if on a
gust of wind,
spurred and
driven
down again
on morning
sun,
ever so close
to the sparkling
ground,
i would
be

Copyright © 2021 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music for the reading is from a performance by Turkish harpist Güneş Hızlılar of Sonata for Harp in C Minor by Sophia Giustani Dussek.  According to Wikipedia ‘Sophia Giustina Dussek (née Corri, 1 May 1775 – London, ca. 1831) was a Scottish singer, pianist, harpist, and composer of Italian descent.

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