Black horses trotting below a slow turning galaxy

Uploaded on Jun 3, 2016

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Duration 1:51
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Part names Piano
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In reply to by Stefanokud

Thank you. It was inspired by the same poem you saw on the youtube film read by the late poet Tsjêbbe Hettinga. It's a long and complicated poem, but let me try to translate the particular lines:

The spokes in the wheel of a pregnant black lacquered
summer night are whirling around gradually
backwards in the light of the time splintering stars. And
father horse and Venus ride ride through the night of
the present, because once once it was spring forever, forever.

Father horse refers to a particular well build black Friesian horse with a refined gait. In the quoted lines everything takes place on a cosmic scale, and everything is present in the here and now. And the black horses and the black summer night are also inseparable. It's so exuberant and visionary, it reminds me somewhat of A Winter's Tale by Dylan Thomas. And yet it uses the images of farm land, horses, stables, black lacquered carriages, in short the world I can see on the photographs of my grand parents. I like my music as an illustration of the words, but I'm aware that it doesn't match the cosmic grandeur.

In reply to by Hans Jacobi

I'm afraid I've only read one Dylan Thomas poem. It wasn't a Winter's Tale. That poetry you quoted is un-usual, though I suppose poets need to be unusual to be noticed, like musicians. Was Tsjêbbe late because the alarm clock wasn't set? I think it is easier to understand the music than the poetry. I've read two books of poetry: Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, and The Bamboo Flute, I think. I like to write Haiku sometimes, without the limited syllabic requirement. I focus on the elements of nature, deliberately excluding man made elements. Sort of like a snapshot. A triangulation of meaning.