to the minute

to the minute
july 2022
riverside & wharfside

to_the_minute
‘While the image is being unmade’… a Weathercat observational portrait

the
white
faced
heron
stands
to the
minute
among
ripples,
what that
standing
means
in the
garbled
undone
reflection,
standing
as the
image is
being
unmade,
eyeing
in filter
whatever
darts
over
mud
beneath
that
optic
din
of
sur f ace,
heron
stilled
to
an
arrow
point
to
a
clouding
point
under
sur f ace

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 the lute piece by Spanish vihuelist & composer Alonso Mudarra (c.1510 – 1580) ‘Fantasia que contrahaze la harpa en la manera de Ludovico’ (Fantasia that imitates the harp in the style of Ludovico) & taken from the album ‘Altre Follie’ recorded by Hespèrion XXI with Jordi Savall.  An in-depth article analyzing the piece & its imitative harp tone can be found at:
https://guitarteacher.com.au/education/mudarras-harp-fantasia-history-and-analysis/ 
 

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