Sunday, December 16, 2007

Variations




He had pianist hands.

She had night hair,
a woman's ivory back.

Their nocturne spelled the nightingales.

And made the cardinal blush.





[Glenn Gould/Bach video courtesy of kanfoosj]


14 comments:

Abhinav said...

Looks like you are deep into simple poetry that makes one take a bow (nothing less). :-)

Scott said...

Hey, I got that last line! Very clever.

Beth said...

Clever, indeed. You have great repoire with the written word.

jason evans said...

Aching beautiful words set to the quiet notes. It's amazing when the poetry of the Baroque pieces rises above the structure and precision.

Chopin would be proud of this rich little nocturne.

moonrat said...

awesome.

Sarah Hina said...

Abhinav, it's funny, because I wrestled with a piece last night that was fairly substantial, and just happened to have Glenn Gould playing in the background.

Finally, in disgust, I abandoned that story, and wrote this in five minutes. Strange how that works sometimes.

Scott, thank you! It gave me a giggle. :)

Beth, that is a lovely thing to say. I appreciate it.

Jason, the Goldberg variations are all about transcending the "structure and precision." I love their delicate flight. And Glenn Gould plays Bach better than any other.

Thank you, again, for your insight and for the compliment.

Thanks, moonrat! :)

easywriter said...

Mmmm...mmm...mmm...Delicious. Sarah you are a consumate writer.

Ello said...

sigh...

Church Lady said...

Lovely.

Sarah Hina said...

Easywriter, Ello, and CL: Thank you!

This was just a little interlude, but I love that music so.

:)

Aine said...

I'm with Ello: sigh....

I love multimedia posts. I suppose I'm just sensory-needy that way. ;)

Sarah Hina said...

I like them too, Aine. They can really put you somewhere that words alone cannot. I think I'll experiment with them more in the future.

Thank you! :)

Wayne said...

Phew! ... (sweat on brow) ... Clear the view to the west.

Shameless said...

Very dreamy. Thank you. And I ADORE GOULD, especially for his humming.