Suite: Night/Dance in the Horizon
a poem in six parts
This poem was conceived as a dance of words, and its format follows from the format used by J.S. Bach when composing his "Suites for Unaccompanied Cello," specifically the Fifth Suite in C-minor. Each movement of the suite attempts to recollect the rhythms of different Baroque dances popular during Bach's time.
The images accompanying each piece are from a painting by Salvador Dali entitled "Musical Tempest." The poster of this work hangs above my bed, and I've tried to create a story from these images that recalls both the music and the philosophy that inspired me to write this poem.
19 February 1993 -- 6 August 1993