Sunday, July 27, 2008


"Don't put off your shower anymore
listening to Chopin.
Take the Preludes personally;
he's telling you that he can describe a progression
that you yourself have been unable to see,
shapely, broad light at one-thirty,
evening travelling up a road,
and overcast day as gentle as bones.
Don't remember the music; remember it as something obvious
that you are compelled, doomed, to obscure
and complicate."
-Adra Collins, from "Not for Chopin"