|Vannuzzu, 4 days before his final transition|
These two original poetic reflections, Just Man and Luce Magra, were written during the latter weeks of my father's final sickness in 2008. They offer a personal reflection on the ineffability of fully encompassing the depth of experience carried in the life of another, the sense of helplessness often experienced in the face of progressive mental and physical dissolution, and a tentative poetic exploration of the more transcendent meanings carried in human embodiment.
This post is offered as a 4th anniversary remembrance of old Vannuzzu, a warrior in temperament and spirit who knew fully the degradations of war, and who only sought thereafter the small satisfactions of a peaceful life. He died a few days before his 91st birthday.
The music that accompanies both pieces was composed and performed by Coastal Slipstream (David Capon and Peter Popko)
Just Man can be streamed using the media player above. A CD quality mp3 file is available for download here.
Luce Magra (Thin Light) can be streamed using the media player above. A CD quality mp3 file is available for download here.
|William Blake. Death's Door|
My father was fearless.
Luce Magra (Thin Light)
Cos'e questa vita
|William Blake. The Grave|