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Mitsuko Uchida (piano), live, London, 12/16/20: Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Piano Sonatas in C major (“Reliquie,” 3:40-) and G major (“Fantasy,” 42:00-)
yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)
sometimes—in another—you can hear
the sound of a hermit, sighing
as he climbs a mountain trail to reach
or a Buddhist nun reciting prayers
while moonlight falls through the window
onto an old clay floor,
and once in a while, a child
rolling a hoop through the alleyways of Tokyo,
or a farmer pausing in a rice field to watch
the thoughts on his lips he doesn’t think to say.
—Dick Allen (1939-2017), “Listening Deeply”