Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor; Shunske Sato (violin), live, Netherlands (Haarlem), published 10/31/19
along the mountain road
somehow it tugs at my heart—
a wild violet
—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Makoto Ueda
Tenor saxophone and drums—another take.
Ken Vandermark (tenor saxophone), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums), live, Netherlands (Haarlem), 2014
There came a Wind like a Bugle —
It quivered through the Grass
And a Green Chill upon the Heat
So ominous did pass
We barred the Windows and the Doors
As from an Emerald Ghost —
The Doom’s electric Moccasin
That very instant passed —
On a strange Mob of panting Trees
And Fences fled away
And Rivers where the Houses ran
Those looked that lived — that Day —
The Bell within the steeple wild
The flying tidings told —
How much can come
And much can go,
And yet abide the World!
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 1618 (Franklin)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 1 in G major; Lucia Swarts (cello), live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 2014
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 6 in D major; Sergey Malov (violoncello de spalla), live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 2016
from the hole
in the moneybox . . .
—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)
only rock ‘n’ roll
The Ex, “Soon All Cities,” 2018
Each moment is an open door.