Brian Lavelle | Scottish writer & sound artist

Poem in D minor (for guitar)

the guitar as focus
of time, a landscape

river valley of tumbled granite
under skies
cemented in rainflowfall

shouts of abandon
strings and things that break
down and battle-endings
at the creases and margins of us all

ring out for certainty
ring out for hope
ring out for every last morsel of the very last
and then

as the river
stops its strumming
past the fence

chime in contrast
and start to play
the opening and
the closing note

Score for solo guitarist at dusk; duration indeterminate.

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