Thursday, April 3, 2008

Day 4--Minor Resolution (or Stephen Isserlis Plays the Song of the Birds after the World Explodes)

Not only the small birds but the great, ungrounded
eagle, her slow curve from height, her slow curve
from depths again. I am not a believer in birds of war
but in this lark of the finger on string, in a g-minor wind become hymn.

Note: A lovely translation by Lydia Davis of the original song, along with commentary, from Poetry

1 comment:

guido said...

your end is as beautiful as the music ends...