Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthday Wish

For birthday -
my mate told me -
I'd like to take
a ride on the
before we are too old

So gladly we went
for a ride on the
going round and a-round
joyfully reversing necessity
if only for a while
going back as we went forward
going forward as we went back
just going a-round

getting slightly dizzy
trying to keep our balance
holding on tight
enjoying this circling
endless ambiguity
a light breeze on our face
feeling like being free
everything demanding decision
as if suspended for the time being

Happy to be going a-round
for one more ride
on the merry-go-round
before we are too old
to go for a ride
on the merry-go-round

Imagem: Janet Kruskamp, Merry Go Round

Paula Modersohn-Becker, Schützenfest mit Karussell I, ca 1904

Otto Modersohn, Schützenfest in Worpswede, 1904

Friday, April 1, 2011

Saber adquirido - Duct significa conduta, canal, tubo. Para mim, significa passagem. Como a ponte. Também como na música de jazz (terceira fase, B, em AABA). Como na banda sonora do filme Brazil, da autoria de Michael Kamen:

"Hi there! I want to talk to you about ducts. The old ducts seemed old-fashioned, out of date? Central Services's new duct designs are now available in hundreds of different colours to suit your individual taste. Hurry now while stocks last - your nearest Central Services's show - design the colours to suit your demanding taste."

In: Linha de Fuga - Flightline - Fluchtlinie. Projecto para filme-cantata a várias vozes (1996)