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Enthauptung

13. Enthauptung 2012 encaustic monotype collage 12" X 17 1/2"

Beheading

bass clarinet in Bflat, viola, cello, piano

The moon, a glistening scimitar.
Set on a black and silken cushion,
Unearthly huge, it threatens downward
Through sorrow-stricken night..

Pierrot wanders so restlessly,
Lifts up his eyes in deathly fright,
To the moon, a glistening scimitar,
Set on a black and silken cushion.

His knees are shaking with fright
Fainting, he suddenly collapses.
He thinks that on his sinful neck
Comes whistling down with brutal force
The moon, a glistening scimitar.


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DieKreuze
14. Die Kreuze 2012 encaustic on panel. 16" X 13"

The Crosses

bass clarinet in Bflat, cello, piano

Holy crosses are the verses
On which poets, mute, are bleeding.
Blindly beaten by the vultures'
Fluttering swarms of ghostly phantoms.

In their bodies daggers revelled,
blazoned in the blood of scarlet!
Holy crosses are the verses
On which poets, mute, are bleeding.

Reft of life - the head, rigid -
Lo, the rabble's noise is fading,
Slowly sinks the sun in glory,
Like a crimson Emporer's crown.
Holy crosses are the verses.

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PART THREE

Heimweh

15. Heimweh 2012 encaustic on panel 16" X 13"

Homesickness

flute, clarinet in A, violin, cello, piano

Sweetly plaintive - a crystal sighing
From the old Italian pantomime
Rings across time: how Pierrot's grown awkward
In such sentimental modern fashion.

And it sounds all throught the wastes of his heart,
Echoes softly through his senses also,
Sweetly plaintive - a crystal sighing
From the old Italian pantomime.

Now Pierrot forgets his somber mein.
Through the silvery fireglow of moonlight,
Through the flooding waves of light, his yearning
Soars on high to native skies so distant -
Sweetly plaintive - a crystal sighing.