Against all odds, this episode comes a little out of time! Events have conspired resulting in a slightly truncated episode recorded in the afternoon!! Nevertheless, duck chatter and babies (with a little help from John Moriarty) help us to find a path through the tangled thickets that many of us are possibly facing.
“10th November, Wednesday
A light mist, like smoke, has begun to sweep down the hill turning fields and woods to smudgy greys. Scattered across the gentle curve of the hills blurred sheep graze, like clumsily erased pencilled mistakes.
Dry leaves rattle.
This morning, Penny and I walked beneath a cave of stars
and now I see the sun.”
I also read several passages from John Moriarty’s (2007) What the Curlew Said: Nostos continued published by Lilliput Press.
In the intro and the outro, Saint-Saen's The Swan is performed by Karr and Bernstein (1961) and available on CC at archive.org.
Two-stroke narrowboat engine recorded by 'James2nd' on the River Weaver, Cheshire. Uploaded to Freesound.org on 23rd June 2018. Creative Commons Licence.
Piano interludes composed and performed by Helen Ingram.
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