Player and Played

Found Mercies:
A Recital

-for Nathan and Marika

Above a widespread terrain
wait hovering hands,
then fingers flit
across white prairie and black hills
which yield, when struck,
their hidden voices.

Sound radiates
through savannas and outcrops
of the mind,
through player and played,
negotiating between them
a peace
touching all present
in this darkened hall
where inanimate object
and animal merge,
dissolve to spirit
and the universe applauds.

Found Mercies:

A Recital

-for Nathan and Marika

Above a widespread terrain

wait hovering hands,

then fingers flit

across white prairie and black hills

which yield, when struck,

their hidden voices.

Sound radiates

through savannas and outcrops

of the mind,

through player and played,

negotiating between them

a peace

touching all present

in this darkened hall

where inanimate object

and animal merge,

dissolve to spirit

and the universe applauds.

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4 thoughts on “Player and Played

    • It’s about a musician feeling like he or she has merged with the piano, with the music being played, and that being a spiritual experience. The audience also is swept along by the music and becomes part of the experience.

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