Still Water Prose Poems

Copyright @ 1989 by Arthur Garfunkel
ISBN 0-525-24795-5
Used by persmission of Author - All Rights Reserved

60

Three days of singing in Montserrat have passed.
Eighty percent of my work has been done. Under a
butternut tree, Ralph Vaughan Williams is playing. I
am a plumb bar swaying, yielding to inclination
of the wind. Free to rotate, out on a limb, in a
hammock shaped like a sideways "J" and hung from
a single cord, I lean toward autobiography...
When the wind decides, it blows through the theme
by Thomas Tallis at the base of the tree and changes
the stereo on me.

Montserrat, British West IndiesAugust 1985