Friday, June 26, 2009
We are alone, by Dorothy Livesay
W. A. Mozart - Sull'aria, Le Nozze di Figaro
with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa & Ileana Cotrubas
We are alone, who strove to be
Together in the high sun's weather.
We are bereft, as broods a tree
Whose leaves the river sucks forever.
We are as clouds, which merge and vanish
Leaving breathless the dead horizon-
We are as comrades, whose handshake only
Comes rare as leap-year and mistletoe morning.
Each one ploughing a one-man clearing
Neither one alive to see
In wider boundaries of daring
What the recompense might be.
from Re:Generations: Canadian Women Poets in Conversation (Black Moss Press, 2005)