Text by Sandra Marchetti
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Droplets. Clumping molecules.
on the backs of cars
that only through water were—
and then were only ever
a neon peridot.
The pollen falls around,
sifts in lashes,
lands in beds
We pull our eyelids
at their sheeted corners,
as if to press the eye all the more
toward the bloom,
the dusty after-center of nature's
Performed by Aliro Voices, directed by Kurt Hattenberger
Intuitive canonic lines build into lush harmonies, making this piece accessible to intermediate choirs while sounding harmonically advanced. The poem is by contemporary Chicago-based poet Sandra Marchetti, who you can read about here and here.
Premiered by Magpies & Ravens, directed by Curtis Kettler
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis MN, March 12 2016