where things rested, they now fall. wisps of cloud wash out like the coming of final secrets against the lighter cloud above. rain from the sky of cloud wakes on the evening you know an inkling ______in its cold through the leaves wonder if you can stay _______the dark. rain like a vision of _______gentleness lost against things. you stand in against _______the trunk of a tree whose branches weigh like sleep Continue reading “gravel”
corridors acropolis/sounion/delphi/aegina february 1984
perhaps they paused on the
scaffolding at the sky's bare cut
on lintel, threshold /
corridors through which the
summer swelled / the sea
hammered its metal.
saw cloud bathe the ridge of imittós
in thunderous sweat.
recognised the chaos again
their gable had severed / blocked in
the goddess's sanctuary
kiss of flame at her hem.
they passed as time's measure
left a greater ruin / an
architecture no-one dreamed
such as sky intends.
this camera of bridging stone.
Click on the link above to hear a reading of the poem. The accompanying music is from B’ (Second) Delfikos Ymnos (Organikon) from the album ‘Music of Ancient Greece’ by Christodoulos Halaris, a Greek composer and scholar in the field of the reconstruction of Byzantine and ancient Greek music.
Click on the link above to hear a reading of the poem. The accompanying music is from the second piece, ‘An Expert In Human Passions’, from the choral work ‘Choir Concerto’ by Alfred Schnittke, and performed here by the Russian State Symphonic Choir; the text is taken from the third chapter of the Book of Lamentations by the medieval Armenian theologian, poet, musician and philosopher, Grigor Narekaci (951 – 1003 AD).