Fragments are what the Yew Tree Saw

from by Patchwork Rattlebag

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Recorded at Eastham Ferry (Eastham Locks), St Mary's Church (Eastham), New Moss Wood (Cadishead), Wythenshawe Park Riding Stables.


At Eastham where reins lash the cyclical tide
Steered back to the stable from the gate it can't jump
Locked and secured from the ditch by a door
The routine untamed crossed novel ambition unbridled

Looking back to the east and thinking of roots
Chronology wavers. Engraved back-to-front
In all that I read I saw only the background
But the yew at St. Mary's must have witnessed the truth

It could be said that I, in my time have seen much
More than the sum of you all, in a way, and yet
With the restriction that delimits and defines my sight
That stems from my form, to the earth adjoined
Forever fettered to the provisional, designed to the partial
I discern only fragments and so do we all

So from here my task is to collect the fragments
That befall me disordered and occasion by chance
To present as symbols in serendipitous patterns
That prescribe the odds of receiving
The meaning advanced


from Fragments of the Ship Canal Project, released January 9, 2017
The plainchant samples appear courtesy of David Jones and the Altèri Chamber Choir.



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