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From Notes to Poem 2

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 13:58:04

How to begin?  With, I think, the image I remember best: a pond sculpture which comprised lily-like fountains which swayed when one walked past. They also looked like up-lighting lamps. They seem to bow, to make obeisance - is that too flowery? 

What lily-lamps are these, bowing as we pass?

And the other pond, from which music - oddly hypnotic eastern music, like the gamelan orchestras of Indonesia and Malaysia - seemed to issue:

What hypnotic Malay music draws us on?

I seem to be asking questions. It might be a way to give the poem shape.

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