Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Violin Partita No. 3 in E major; Shunske Sato (violin), live, Netherlands (Haarlem), published 11/28/19
yesterday morning, Oak Park, Ill.
how your heart beats inside me.
—Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012, MCOTD Hall of Fame), from “Could Have,” translated from Polish by Stanislav Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh
“I Try” (M. Gray, J. Ruzumna, J. Lim, D. Wilder)
J Dilla (1974-2006), remix, 2006
Macy Gray, 1999
by Rachel Hadas (1948-, Questions in the Vestibule)
The in-between is queasy,
but all is in between.
Midsummer green? Monotonous
when everything is green.
The sea? A glittering question
if everything is sea.
This vestibule? Unsettling.
I teeter first one way
and then the other. In
or out? I am a fool
to be so caught off balance.
All is vestibule.
sounds to get lost in
Jessica Pavone String Ensemble (JP, viola, composition; Joanna Matrey, viola; Erica Dicker, violin; Angela Morris, violin), “Hurtle and Flow,” published 9/4/19
yesterday morning, I-80 rest stop, Iowa (near Grinnell)
big rainbig mooncicada in the pine
—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue
If I could move like this, I’d never stand still.
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards (1976-), live, Stockholm, 2013
other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)
Topography displays no favorites; North’s as near as West.
—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), from “The Map”
Last night I bumped into these tracks, by a duo based in Beirut, on the radio (Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan [WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio Stream]). One-word review: Wow!
Two or the Dragon, “Prelude for the Triumphant Man,” 2017