Tagged: composition

twenty years later,

twenty years later,
we are revisiting Morton
Subotnick’s Silver
Apples of the Moon
on a
full Beaver Moon – who knew
we’d be still this geeky
.
20171103:2318
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take any nocturne

take any nocturne
into that darkness with you –
opus whatever,
number whenever –
and slowly,
dial it up
until someone
counters, or the sky
arpeggios, whichever
comes first
.
20171013:0815
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i made you say i

i made you say i
love you
so
i wouldn’t have to
guess. when i feed it
to the spectrometer
tonight, we will be
able to analyze
purity versus
pressure, measure the
intensity of each peak.
for this, the organic
chemistry lab was
worth the pretty penny
.
20170225:0108
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6:53 a.m., an early

6:53 a.m., an early
bird attempts to break up
the droning of cicadas,
poking small holes into
morning’s purposeless
play –
6:57 a.m., the school
bus roars by, picking
up the pieces –
we are awake,
listening,
unlistening
.
20160906:0709
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as if john cage himself

as if john cage himself
tapped its little
wings, the early
bird began
chirping at 4:33
this morning, nearly
an hour before
the crack of dawn
.
20160601:0659
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on this side of

on this side of
sky, the air is
crisp, windy,
and some
blues can still
use a bit
of polishing
to better reflect
your cool smile
.
20160506:0755
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for every place

for every place
where i feel like i
belong, there is
also a harmonic
uncertainty –
listen more
closely, here
comes a
repeat sign
.
20150708:0920
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on the evanescent

on the evanescent
edge of folklore
and fairytale,
between the shimmer
of legend and myth
,
we are always
practicing someone
else’s composition
of faith – perfecting
the sudden
trills, being stuck
polishing the bass.
and even when
we have achieved
the desired
articulation for
devotion,
the subtlest
stirring can fumble
the smallest
melodic gesture
.
20111225:0159
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confined to a single

confined to a single
measure, a fragment
of notes seldom
appreciate the longer
phrase they make –
an eighth note three
measures away
is always
much more
of an eighth note,
and the whole
note over there
wears his fermata
with such
generous aplomb.
as the sentiment goes,
the notes are always
achingly sweeter
on the other side
.
20110222:2018
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