Thursday, June 19, 2014
Halfway to never
the Delphi Oracle dispersed.
StaRs drop over, then rise through;
understandIng remains challenged.
Zero-sum balances skew,
while Obliques views approach
Nothing and beyond ...
Today I was reading and came upon the word horizon. How many times have I used this word, how many times have I looked off from the shore, a mountain ridge, or a plane and contemplated the seen and the unseen. Today was the first time I reflected on horizon from my black leather reclining chair. What would horizon sound like on a guitar? Wondering and wandering with this thought I heard nothing and drifted off to sleep. Waking thoughts still revolved about horizon, and as I went to the basement to put the clothes in the dryer, I heard something; then something else...
Sipping my coffee the above poem came out. Could these words guide my hearing? Unlock a musical response from within and without? Halfway to never arrived in a musical phrase inmy mind composed of major & minor seconds! We were underway. In a little over an hour a rough sketch had arrived. The final outcome not as important as the process of listening, probing and allowing the notes to arrive.