We're dealing in quarters a quarter from me and half from you
my friend told me to try the three-quarter that I might just be returned a full
one day you flashed me a ear-to-ear and I suddenly felt whole
17 October 2010
Let us toast to songs with no easily identifiable hook that doesn't announce itself but just plod, so gently, steadfastly along meandering, negotiating easily between parts where the voice falls and the guitar/violin/drum so readily picks up
Let us write love letters to songs we can listen to a few hundred times over and still be touched by every single time
16 October 2010
How is it possible that this couple can leave me so awed and gutted, both at the same time?
I lean my head slowly to the side, reflect on the camellia on the moss
of the temple, reflect on a cup of tea, while outside the wind is rustling
the foliage, the forward rush of life is crystallised in a brilliant jewel
of a moment that knows neither plans nor future, human destiny is rescued
from the pale succession of days, glows with light at last and, surpassing
time, warms my tranquil heart.