Saturday, August 21st
Valentin Silvestrov (1937-, piano, compositions), Bagatelles – VIII (2018)
other day, Oak Park, Ill.
Think how they must look now, the mangrove keys
lying out there unresponsive to the lightning
in dark, coarse-fibred families,
where occasionally a heron may undo his head,
shake up his feathers, make an uncertain comment
when the surrounding water shines.
—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), from “Little Exercise”