Lento con agitato, for 10 minutes
to to to
tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow
After the stroke
Aunt Edie struggled with tomorrow
and words. We performed patience
with wrapped chrysanthemums
for twenty minutes
She lay tied up in tubes.
In much printed Western music, there are performance instructions in the top left-hand corner. These instructions guide character and tempo. The poem above adopts this idea.
If you enjoyed “Stuck,” have a glance at my first published volume – SHINING IN BRIGHTNESS.
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