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Prague 1968

August 5th Vaclavske Namesti Anthony Blake Reconstruction – It takes along time But it is here, now. Now there is a going forward The past is disowned – becomes crude foundations. The piles must go deep Searchingly, into what is solid. The construction – It must not be weak Liable to collapse And recrimination. It must make room enough For
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When There Is No Teacher

WHEN THERE IS NO TEACHER Perhaps it’s a kind of game, I thought. We are here pretending to be stupid, not to know; and he is there pretending to know. Put together, we support each other in this performance. When we get out of the room, out of the place, it’s another show. I’m on my own amongst the rabble
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At the Festival

At the Festival Boyd Scheer I have a friend that is mad. His is a gentle madness, the kind that smiles mischievously at 5:00 a.m. and says, “Shall I sing really loud and wake everyone?” and since his childlike madness is contagious, you nod and smile, as he does it. I love him so. One day we were at a
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the path taken

Spem in Alium (hope in any other)

Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis was composed around 1570. There have been many attempts to stage it – for example, as in a circle. Here is one version Below a comment. On “The Forty Part Motet” at the Cloisters, November 2, 2013 I think that I have never seen One hundred people all convened In rapt attention and in awe,
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Yugoslavian Proverb

Love After Love

DEREK WALCOTT Love After Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the
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Rock me on the Water

from Jackson Browne, Rock Me On The Water:– Oh people, look around you The signs are everywhere You’ve left it for somebody other than you To be the one to care You’re lost inside your houses There’s no time to find you now Your walls are burning and your towers are turning I’m going to leave you here and try
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sustained incoherence