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Across the Fields to Barkingside
The Earlier Train
Percy & Joe
All LostAt Sea
The Holy Book of The Invisible Friend
Short Stories;Fleeting Lives
Passage To E-Utopia
Composer: Ed HookeDate of Composition: April - September 2015Date of Recording/Copyright:
CommentaryInspired primarily by a photograph taken in 2015 by Manali Bonde.
“Finger fizz” refers to the sense of electricity passing between 2 people’s finger(tip)s
when they touch for the first time after much anticipation.
Nightfall, day’s end’s truism reminderLightfall, finds its view in the viewfinder.
Elsewhere, ‘neath heaven’s spangled splendourHell’s fare, self-stamped ‘return to
sender’Skies here, unscathed escape light pollutionYet demise here, is one sorrowful
soul’s sole solution
Fleeting lives. Short stories.
A barren branchbarbed bare bereft of leavesBlurred insect wingsthrong thin as thievesSpider’s
spin- skeletal scaffoldingWeb weaver’s where?They’re missing.
Flap flood fliesflirt with the fluorescent flowoblivious to trap belowFlummox eyesflighty
flock, flicker, flitfor life is shortand this is it.
Jagged web,stuttering state perhaps just startedor ragged,decaying debris, designer
Statue-stifffrom clifftop contemplate rugged rocks far belowThen rag-doll divedeep
descent, desperate- a fleeting life’s final throw.
So save me sunbeams.Rescue me a rainbow.Capture me her caress.Relive lost laughter.Freeze
frame on finger fizz.Draw the drop of her dress.
Statue-stiffon clifftop contemplation of rugged rocks far belowThen rag-doll divedescent
of desperation- a fleeting life’s final throw.
Review “(The singer) has the worst voice ever.”
[Kerry - Johannesberg]