Notes on panic Shall I regard the dark knowing it is past? Enmeshed in the ‘once was’ certain– scored, a stampede carrying thunder into my corridors, chambers, a knife– Revistant Pass!
In the dark I feel, dark edges pressed-down ridged— tight-laced-seals Soul is unquiet – its speaking voice is the sea— Rain, rain falls on all things— awaiting dawn’s song, her joy glosses |joy glosses| this inundation with light, pearls beads— whitelit, Green—
Small bird voice Pipette piccolo in a tall, the tallest tree How high it climbs How tall the vault – small-bodied-bird small-voice-vessel La sua voce! his silver notes at pitch tip-tail-trill He weaves his threads round, He reaches the loftiest branches wren-warbler carrying his small song garden-wide.
Copyright Chris Murray 2021
First published Revista Itaca, Vol 35, September 2021
…excepting the poem small bird voice, first published Gold Friend (Turas Press, 2020)