‘Another Story for Virgins’

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The following poem is dedicated to Warren Benson. It was composed after hearing a performance of Warren’s “Danzon” for wind ensemble.

 

 

Another Story for Virgins (Warren’s DANZON)

 

marimba [?] . . . blossoms into . . .

ubiquitous NOW

awash in a swirl of amorphous sound

virgin ears spread to beckon

a penetration of the soul

through gentle mastery

 

ygckbcasdgcfqgehfvbcaaocuqgelbccu horn …jhqdhjabshjn

jhzgdfjhvxc flute…cvliyglhvbljhgviagvbabvaqfdfoecbewrr

rwc trumpet ..ufynntrcogouygybfocnryfvbgfovnkjhdgfevb

txuvcbtwefnirfcqnbq8egfqvfyagksdcbzgufbvazhdvccblwyt

is that sound having sax with me?..wboqgnmzvhgmkb

xcgxdygzrereqewxkhgfoqd clarinet …bcgfygecaa tuba..si

gdvbzvevdboiflgkjxbyxsduvhviu postage stamp…tgfikgk

ear drums dance in a space the size of a postage stamp

…urefvtfsistr NOW…tyzfsdrgfznbdf slow danzing…fxcnbqp

cbxvciyfsefvyxbgeyyetouzfhgvfzdfkzgdkayegrmngdffgmzg

jmbdvuafjbzvfv synapses tango..kjzgfbhyrfmnzgwnvitgfsk

what is this touch?..mzgbncnhçxg gentle mystery

…kzyfzgfzbgdxzegdczhctxmßxdknbckdyddrcvbaeixun

vc trombone …mnbxgdtzbcgsoyfgzxgeiuyfganxbagzvdmz

xdhg is that a chime?…mxgrytfxdytrhserygffufygzhernmrw

lnzhguefnhgxflfhzrflzucchztzgdfrizuydmjcgflugzhgzdnfzlulhn

gdflzglifgbz.xdvczgfiznbflgkzhgfkjjhkjzjhdkjgufdnmytxhslpwkf

gh  chiming time?  h j  g  p  f    z      r      d        k         NOW

 

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