Music often carries me away like a sea! Toward my pale star, Beneath a ceiling of mist or in a vast sky, I cast anchor;
My chest a bowsprit and lungs billowing Like sails, I scale the back of waves gathering As night drops its veil;
I feel all the passions of a stricken Vessel vibrating inside me; The fair wind, the tempest and its convulsions
Upon the immense gulf rock me. At other times, becalmed, great mirror Of my despair! John Kinsella, after Charles Baudelaire from his collection 'The Jaguar's Dream' published by Herla
__________________________________________________________________ This song is one of a collection of chamber works under the title Kingfisher, Songs for Halcyon. The songs were gifts from the composers to celebrate 15 years of music-making by Australia’s leading ensemble for vocal chamber music. The complete Kingfisher CD is available at http://tallpoppies.net/
Kingfisher - Songs for Halcyon TP 236 Recorded at Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney in May-July 2014. Engineered and mixed by Daniel Brown. Mastered by Christo Curtis, Utopia Audio.
Cover photograph: Lorenzo Cortelletti Cover design: Elizabeth Duck-Chong