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Serenade
19. Serenade 2012 pastel on monotype 30 " X 22"

Serenade

flute, clarinet in A, violin, cello, piano

With a bow grotesque and monstrous
Pierrot scrapes away at his viola;
Like a stork on only one leg
Sadly plucks a pizzicato

Pop, out comes Cassander,
Raging at the nightly virtuoso
With a bow grotesque and monstrous
Pierrot scrapes away at his viola.

Now he throws down his viola:
With his delicate left hand
he grabs the baldpate by the collar-
Dreamily plays upon his tonsure
With a bow grotesque and monstrous


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Heimfahrt
20. Heimfahrt 2012 encaustic on panel. 13" X 16"

Homeward Bound

flute, clarinet in A, violin, cello, piano

A moonbeam for the rudder
Water-lily for a boat
So Pierrot travels southward
With fresh prevailing wind.

The stream hums deep cadenzas
And rocks the little skiff;
A moonbeam for the rudder,
Water-lily for a boat.

To Bergamo, the homeland,
Now Pierrot returns;
Faint glows the gree horizon
With dawning in the east-
A moonbeam for the rudder.

 

OAlterDuft
21. O alter Duft 2012 encaustic monotype collage. 11 5/8" X 19 3/4"

O Fragrance Old

piccolo, flute, clarinet in A, bass clarinet in Bflat, violin, viola, cello, piano

O fragrance old from days of yore,
Once more intoxicate my senses!
A prankish troop of rogueries
Is swirling through bouyant air.

A cheerful longing makes me hope
For joys which I had long despised;
O fragrance old from days of yore,
Once more intoxicate me!

I have abandoned all my gloom;
And from my window framed in sunlight,
I freely gaze on the dear world,
And dream beyond in boudnless transport-
O fragrance old - from days of yore!
(translation by Carl Beier)