Still Water Prose Poems

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

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Now the side walls are going up.
Piano, harp and vibraphone in repeating
arpeggios are as masonry -- a field of articulated lines.
Apertures left for a trumpet decree, a
cor anglais --
Strings and woodwinds finish the stone.
Through the clerestory, children's voices
descend upon David's City.
Around the base -- a donkey motif like a
tom-tom frieze in low relief.
Stained glass windows, angel-drawn,
arrive at the site;
Echo and I are the colored light.

Montserrat, British West IndiesOctober 1985