no change is always changing – life’s finest trick / garden’s gabble clock grab meddles / work to do but closed / close behind eyelids / colour takes root and a certain fizz a hive’s buzz – happy undistracted menace setting about uninstructed tasks this crowd whispers memory -- cells knitting themselves into mutable me having become fine old skin I arrive at – translucence / perfect fate and all the while / in the next room a countertenor sings with himself / “Harmony” just as I do – alone / noticing that birds hesitant or fleet converse with wind / take silent direction so sitting in my chair / I smile or sleep Poem by Jo Mariner
If you want to listen to the countertenor singing Harmony here is a link. https://youtu.be/TQunj08pxLQ The song is “How sweet the moonlight” from The Merchant of Venice . Composed by Jocelyn Pook and performed by Andreas Scholl.
image with the artist’s permission: The Ballad of Two Moons – Marta Orlowska, https://martaorlowska.com/