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December 31, 2012 § 6 Comments

the song of
the nuthatch is
one of those compositions
that holds up to
repeated listenings

timeless, really –
a piece not often
nuanced by the performer, true,

but on occasion the artist allows
himself a bit
of freedom as far as style is concerned

during this mornings finale
there was a certain
inflection on the last note
a drop in tone
a slow tapering off at the end
until it was lost
in the rustling of the leaves
he sang from

almost as if he was
asking me about
something I could never answer

and all I could do
was look up as he watched
me from behind his
mask, and think

what an
absolutely amazing
question it was

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