volcano blue dreaming

volcano blue dreaming
for Keikei, a speaking of a photo
june 2022

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We contest the dream…. a Weathercat heartfelt snap

volcanic island
greened in grey
faded into rise
arpeggio to
forte peak
arpeggio
to fade
a gather on
sea dark
thin horizon,
pale sky
blue bar`
painted along
its foreground,
volcano beaching
on every compassed
shore,
volcano
blue dreaming
its morning,
a tree
picked up
that dream on
every angled
leaf, brewed
one its own,
threw a cast
of breeze,
dream freight,
toward her, that
only lifted the
hem of her
dress a little
to the side,
so this tree
dreamed its
lady of mine,
i and tree,
we contest
the lady,
i dreamed
her first while
tree slept
dreamless in
in spider
winds, bird
tangles,
my lady
kept saying
to let
the image
speak for itself,
i can’t
i can’t let
it speak out
of turn, speak
before i
have,
it has,
it has,
so won
the present
moment to
seem, while
i look in
outside the
dream

Copyright © 2022 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved.  

Click on the link above to hear a reading of the poem.  The accompanying music is from a performance by Japanese musician and composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, of his piece ‘Aqua’ (originally on his 1998 album BTTB – Back to the Basics).  For discerning listeners, at the end of the recording the sinus ‘pops’ and deep purr contributed by Little Cat may be heard.

A video recording is posted below:

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