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Bird, little bird

 

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When you learn to fly,

But you haven’t any wings

When you stand and cry —
                                       

                ( : )

                                                                                                                            

simply standing – dry,

the rain within pours and stings,

and it hurts and sings —           

                         

in a holy plight,

in battered flight, wavering

your hand – favouring

 

 

because

it’s

warm before the night.

 

 

 

 

 

 


59 syllable poem.  –   ”575 575 575 215” form | 3 haiku +  3lined strophe
                                            

 

 

poem dedicated to a little bird

 

 

 


 

 

 

An annotation to the poem:  in brackets I leave a *Key / Legend – as if in a map, for its reading.

(59 syllable form of 3 haiku + 3lined strophe | in mus. comp. terms it would be a Da capo Aria, but, in truth, more towards being a small French Overture form, where the Da capo section precedes (can precede, that is)  those that follow, that can be on there own – with the Da Capo section and independant of each other in their own ”section”, or linked between the three that follow in their present order, or, a variation if expanded to a larger structure. This description of ”structure”, is mainly for my own benefit – and as a mnemonic – for Musical Form, in case I hit the keyboard latter on (for instance, because my poor brain functions more freely as a musician, when looking at form and structure).  I shall leave, however, a punctuation mark – a full colon – to represent the Da Capo section before it, in light blue). As I also see the this somewhat as another sample of a ”fugued poem” form, as well (I have a couple), where each line of the Da Capo section can stand on its own – for the the *variations in mind,  the full (or rather, the expanded version) of this I shall leave below (also in light blue)  .

 

 

 

When you learn to fly  

The rain within pours and stings    

Your hand, favouring   

But you haven’t any wings   

In a holy plight   

Because its warm in the night  

Simply standing – dry, 

When you stand and cry,   

In battered flight, wavering      

 

 

 

And
Because
it’s warm, sing .

 

 


(variation: section 575757557 123 –   and varied off the 575 575 575 215) 

 


Finale: 
[215 557755575(or 7) –  a 59 syllab, form(or 61, if seen as a * 2nd variation*).  ]


 

 

Because
it’s
warm before the night, 

 

Your hand, favouring
in a holy plight, 
in battered flight, wavering,
But you haven’t any wings
Simply standing – dry,
And it hurts and sings,
When you stand and cry,
The rain within pours – and stings,
Because it is warm – (because it’s warm before the night) .  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Time: in a Penta-iambic Quatrain.. open couplets amidst closed (clothed) lines. | ”fugued poem”

 

Crouched in a corner,
bending bouyant blur,
sitting in a room
faster than sunlight.

 


Time is no foreigner,
no shifting  murmur
in movement, to loom
perched in endless flight.

Typecast adorner,
Chronus’s porter
transfixed, flows.  As spume,
beams full in plain sight.

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Cometh yon caboose 
– untamed, almost loose,
– anointed, jointed,
– appointed, in truce.

 

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Bending bouyant blurr
No shifting murmur
Chronus’s porter
Untamed, almost loose
Sitting in a room
Movement, anointed
To loom there, jointed
Transfixed, flowing spume
Perched in endless flight
Faster than sunlight
Appointed in truce
Beams in a corner
Crouched in plain sight.
Time
is no
adorner, typecast foreigner

 

it
Cometh intemporal
and loose.

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Faster than sunlight
Time is no foreigner
Bending bouyant blur
In movement, to loom

In movement, to loom
Chonus’s porter
Anointed, jointed,
Beams full in plain sight.

 

 

 

 

 

 
shallow focus photography of wooden clothes clip on clothes string rack

Photo by Santosh Maharjan on Pexels.com

 

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…..em tom de fuga

 

 

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Ink on paper, Guida Almeida – 03 / 2016

 

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 Two Sunflowers –  oil on canvas, Van Gogh 1887 

 

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 mixed media on paper, 33,5cm x 42cm, G. Almeida, 03 / 2016

 

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 Bloeiende pruimenboomgaard  (naar Hiroshige) – oil on canvas, Van Gogh 1887

 

1890-Vincent-Van-Gogh-Amandier-en-fleurs-Huile-sur-Toile-73x92-cm-Amsterdam-Rijksmuseum-Vincent-Van-GoghAlmond Tree Blossoms – Vincent Van Gogh,  oil on canvas,1890

 

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photo – G. Almeida
sans titre_parJeanPaulRiopelle1955

 

 (Ink & Watercolour on paper,
Jean Paul Riopelle 1955)

 

 

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Hapi’s sibling – iseetheriverbeforeme – Flowing in Prayer form : originally posted elsewhere April 2013, by G. Almeida ,
is a ”fugued ” poem  
 for better reading -please click on the image to zoom in

 

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 photo – G.Almeida

 

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(detail of photo taken by James Steakley, of)  Peacocks and Peonies I and II  – stained glass, John LaFarge  1882

 

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 Water Lilies – oil on canvas, Monet 1903

 

 1225px-Vincent_van_Gogh_-_Banks_of_the_Seine_with_the_Pont_de_Clichy_in_the_Spring_(1887)River Bank in Springtime / Banks of the Seine with the Pont de Clichy in the Spring –  oil on canvas, Van Gogh 1887 

 

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ink on paper, 42cm x 33,5cm, G.Almeida, 03 / 2016

 

 Vincent_van_Gogh_-_Sunflowers_(Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art)Two Cut Sunflowers – Van Gogh, oil on canvas, 1887

 

mixedMediaOnPaper_GuidaAlmeida_03_2016mixed media on paper, 33,5cm x 42cm, G. Almeida, 03 / 2016

 

   Bach is a four letter word, as is the word in Portuguese for fugue. As it happens, in Portuguese – fugue, has another meaning. It means ”a leak”, an escape”  or ”to run”, as well.
So, I’ll just leave this post here and make a «fuga», go ouside and smell some flowers while I can.
I hope you have a lovely Spring.

Naturally, the beginning of Spring not only makes one think of flowers (and a ”reawakening” of the planet (that in truth doesn’t sleep, though it may seem to…) as it enters the season), the equinox landing on what during Bach’s time was his birthday brings to mind a poem first written in the end of March of 2013 (I call it  a ”fugued poem” because it reads also from the bottom line up, through every other line, from the centre out, from ”out” to ”centre”, or exchanging the three groups of four lines between themselves).
The days at the end of the month bring to mind what we now call Bach’s birthday, and also other birthdays (one very dear to my heart, and also Van Vogh’s).

How could I make a Spring post and not place Bill Evan’s – ”You Must Believe in Spring”?

 

I can’t.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And as I think of the planet’s apparent  ”reawakening”, as I mention above, and the authors that come to mind (those in this post, and another, who would have also celebrated a birthday at the end of the month..) how could I not include a sample of a new recording called – Gaia ?

I can’t.

 

 

 

 

 

Wishing all a wonderful Spring
♥ Take care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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