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

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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.

that ‘other side’

that ‘other side’
november 3, 2012, ahipara

that other side
My mother, her younger brother and mother and my very young cousin.

never believed
in those
meetings on
the other side
never made
sense
what are they
doing until
such time
hanging in
there somewhere
in a stellar
dust cloud
resting in clover
bedding down
in a buttercup
under a butterfly
wing?
never
believed it
but this day
find myself
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