@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 3 sequences from THE HOUSE OF THE GOLDEN WINDOWS by THEODORE ENSLIN @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ ABENDMUSIK 1 Eyes in memory turquoise and amber evoke still sound shot give over quiet house she said mine is not poor woman delivering what she had to this quiet house an outside quiet taken as turn in remove exultant unto gaiety quiet black tree jewel dumb cold wake froth glistering still sound shot give over an outside quiet delivering what she had poor woman to this house wake froth glistering mine is not turquoise and amber evoke eyes in memory taken as turn in remove give over exultant unto gaiety quiet dumb cold black tree jewel mine is not in remove quiet mine is not in remove is not mine evoke and amber evoke home to this quiet shot sound still give over delivering what she had poor woman glistering wake froth black tree jewel turquoise amber remove is quiet quiet house she said outside is not mine turn remove quiet eyes evoke meaning quiet give over delivering what she had in memory evoke quiet exultant unto gaiety mine is not she said quiet glistering wake froth jewel black tree taken as turn an outside quiet dumb cold she had turquoise and amber in remove mine is not quiet house still sound shot exultant unto gaiety in memory poor woman what she had 2 To some height climbing from down from up the air around appearing cloud length of day for movement night concealed reminiscence still creak and latch fit to imply safe journey mountain's distance appearing air the cloud around length for movement day appearing night concealed still safe journey distance up from down reminiscence creak and latch imply some height climbing appearing length for climbing concealed still creak latch fit safe journey distance mountain's appearing air to imply the length of day still distance cloud concealed appearing some height around climbing up to imply distances creak fit length latch safe distance concealed appearing cloud distance still mountain reminiscence journey length around down from air around mountain distance journey still for movement to some height climbing from down to up 3 Eisenach to Lubeck Bach to Buxtehude space of benevolence that walk as history not necessary should be/should not be the anecdote or music this at evensong level walking that both were there respect among colleagues Buxtehude to Bach the anecdote space of benevolence the daughter in marriage politely refused Lubeck to Eisenach walk benevolence a history should be the anecdote respect among colleagues both were there at evensong refused politely the daughter in marriage to Eisenach that walk as history colleagues in respect the anecdote should be/should not be this at evensong level walking or music the music of both men elder as arbiter struck dumb as history the anecdote stayed three months beyond his leave as recorded colleagues in respect at evensong married the `stranger maiden' an own cousin elder as arbiter stands dumb colleagues in respect the anecdote walking as history should not be three months beyond his leave married the `stranger maiden' as recorded as history not necessary should not be history space of benevolence that anecdote Eisenach to Lubeck to Eisenach level walking should be respect among colleagues refused the daughter in marriage married the `stranger maiden' an own cousin struck dumb colleagues in respect both were there at evensong 4 Before dark make landfall that the sightings take account of reef current sweeping past estuary abrupt turn into the land light set to guide those of land and sea that home is reached in shadow paid chain anchored before dark that warmth come over sleep folowing paid chain anchored make landfall before dark take account of reef estuary abrupt turn into the land set to guide those of land and sea light that home is reached sleep following the warmth make landfall paid chain anchored in shadow lieu of land and sea the lee out of wind current sweeping past estuary take account of reef abrupt turn into land light set that home is reached paid chain anchored out of wind before dark that warmth come over the lee out of wind to guide those of land and sea in shadow reached before dark following make landfall estuary reef abrupt turn into land paid chain in lieu of land and sea following out the wind sweeping past turn into the land abrupt reef light that home is reached set to guide those of land and sea before dark the warmth following sleep landfall paid chain sightings take account of reef sleep before dark 5 Curve implied taken from chorus at inception af delight want as being dear talk costs dear or bursts a song a curve and touch the nerve in blood ah lair the lay the test of love salt bite and fluid blood high no more are lost let loose let dust as curve the rounds away then night is laid curve chorus at inception lair ah the lay from chorus opposite to mingle lay high blood the test of love salt fluid bite caught up and turned ah men destroyers not the men who moved away as love loosed them lost bite inception's chorus burst dear talk costs dear the night inlaid curve rounds away no more are lost let dust the test of love burst love loosed a song a curve and touch implied ah want as being ah the lay the test of love dear talk costs dear the nerve as lair ah chorus want as being curve the rounds away in delight ah mingle ah men the night inlaid inception: June 1987 February 2 - 6, 1988 @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ MORE THAN SMOKE THIS WATER plumed evidence substantial drop level as Herne's Oak lately discovered in alien country hart's head in tree bound to oak leathern leaf winter place evidence water elsewhere shafted dross flotsam upward against branch shoreward ice flake fretted twig plume drift against oak Herne's leaf bound waters shift drop evidence in level alien country past oak hart's shoreward plume twig ice flake alien lately discovered substantial drop level as Herne's Oak lately discovered leathern leaf elsewhere shafted dross winter place shift flotsam against branch in tree bound waters shift leaf bound drift past Herne's Oak as lately discovered leathern elsewhere dross shafted upward against branch fretted plume ice flake shoreward evidence water waters shift bound in alien country plumed lately discovered alien flotsam in tree as hart's head shift drift level leaf bound * as ice flake Herne's Oak shoreward leaf bound flotsam against branch elsewhere waters shift upward drift past oak drop substantial evidence alien in tree leathern leaf twig plume dross hart's head winter shafted fretted oak lately shoreward * past past leaf past past water past past shift past oak past leathern leaf * Herne's Oak lately discovered bound to winter plume evidence water elsewhere winter place level evidence in alien country hart's head in tree against branch leathern leaf twig plume fretted shafted ice flake elsewhere drift shoreward substantial country lately alien shafted leaf as Herne's Oak lately discovered in alien country * elsewhere water dross elsewhere elsewhere flotsam drop against branch elsewhere ice flake plume shafted plumed leaf leathern bound to winter twig against branch upward flotsam ice flake shoreward flotsam dross shafted as water plume alien drift past substantial place oak branch shoreward shift * leaf bound branch water country twig place place fretted place alien leaf * against evidence against hart's head against tree against winter against country against alien against * bound to drift past water winter oak twig branch plumed shift leaf evidence elsewhere ice flake alien shoreward hart's head drop level lately against fretted plume substantial water lately alien shafted twig as leathern winter * discovered in oak discovered hart's head bound discovered alien tree discovered discovered water discovered elsewhere * ice drop ice level ice shoreward upward ice drift ice past water evidence ice place flake drift past oak ice * oak past place drift shoreward branch shafted twig place country discovered in alien water leatern leaf bound evidence as Herne's Oak water substantial elsewhere place * plume water place plumed branch place plume oak branch twig leaf plume hart's head tree plume Herne's Oak place alien country place bound elsewhere water plume place plume in tree * smoke inception: December 19, 1988 January 12 - 18, 1989 Bowling Green, Ohio @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ SMALL PASTORAL DISPLACED 1 Introit Our gold not common gold as light in noble frame the window gold it catches from the east the window's light is in the west at morning from the west the evening light is east. We see it as an eye's catch not to possess we cannot further than the rainbow foot that holds the span an arch our gold is common to the elements not common gold as rain in fire in earth in air and water Symbol Sulfur and elixir . 2 Idyll Iris moon eye netted breathless pace quiet pour deflected light sound far off compass only stir 3 Intermezzo So rarely rain these years with the sound's percussive fall the seethe a water stopped along the eves a quiet house try evening the measure that the house is glad it might be as the presence in the house is of its measure gladness. So rarely these years the light's reflection gild of panes the morning and the evening were the same of the same day clearing of storm clouds's interference lessens washed a gold not common goodwill upsprung the deed the word impressive so rare fire to seethe the room's uncommon gold 4 Scherz Set the branch say out no way no saying turn about drip water over fall an even swaying let it be a dancer legs at scissor bend how the branch might fall come uppance clear to be the shadow still no way. 5 Just as the oars lie hushed above the water so the water quitted below the lapstrake hull where shadow flattens wave along the drift not always memory the surge is on slips oil the trace a little closer wake that stirs a hand in tending balanced that the oars are ready should a wind arise and break this dream the landfall shore is raised a bit to ride the sea and all outriders rigged the news a bird's cry following on doom of bell the steadied buoy above the shoal and sun to rise again the gilded windows island homestead stead the house to follow there the drifting. 6 Recitative Suffer an elixir that the gild is common oh uncommon gold the window is the best as seen at distance house of the golden windows wind's eye open to a sweep of air that dries what is not past the water eye will lighten it 7 Air Like a bell a bell its own likeness tuned the metal felt the stop the wave long stopping ursprach upsprung the gold in lightness how a bell is like it fastens on the dome of air down and farther down 8 Leading Tones elixir common is uncommon gild the window at a distance pane of east or of west sea mew calling over island once said unspoken raise to horizon time ripened the bell at angle follows wake in furrow a loneliness that sound of doing light essence gold or sulfur 9 Resolution Let it not impersonal flare of lightness not common gold as light the noble frame of window gold caught east and west morning and evening of the day the same percussive wavelength lap of bell washed a gold not common rainbow arch an arch as rain in fire earth in water symbol elixir gold and sulfur eye caught iris moon silence hull and drift steadied buoy to shore hush of water drip Let it not impersonal let it not impersonal light from window unto window gild a day another as another day. inception: January 14, 1989 January 25 - 30, 1989 @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@from The House Of Golden Windows. Copyright 1994 by Theodore Enslin.
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