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Monday, 8 June 2009

Colston Road Cave Text

Big bluebottles skim my head,
speeding like noisy motorbikes
through hot residential streets

100 children scream, shout, laugh, chatter, fight, play, run, clap
500 yards away

red knees, blue shiny shorts and rubber pads jog along the shadow

a cabbage white changes direction
1, 2, 3 times

sticky leaves shimmer and wiggle

a pink scooter, no brakes and bunches

yellow mustard, bright, vivid, hot

Elderflowers nod and wink - a glimmer of gold

breeze blocks and barbed wire

a rucksack full of garden tools

silhouettes of trees move like water on the battleship grey tarmac
dry flattened grass lies motionless at the edge of the path - its shape mirroring the tidal pattern of eroded soil

Leaves and Wind continue to perform their well rehearsed collaboration, a lifetime long creative partnership -
an infinite improvisation - the soundscape composed for here
I realise my breath now matches the calm rhythm of this composition.