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Constellations of Thought

Constellations of Thought

Two new poems on display from Alessio Zanelli. They provoke much thought (as does all good poetry), with sound and sense aligning like the stars. The music of the spheres, etc.. Pythagoras, Kepler, Spinoza, Bach, Gorecki, Arvo Pärt . . . Are words on the page similar to those stars? In that, they mean nothing as individual letters, but only mean something when linked to other letters, other forms of language, other models, things, images we attach to those words….

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Alessio Zanelli: Two new poems

Alessio Zanelli: Two new poems

On Listening To A Piece By Bach   The Triple Concerto does not lie. Beauty is truth. Flute, violin, harpsichord, strings and continuo I had heard before, but genius was not there— truth and lie I could not tell apart. His was the faultless time– Bach’s, not mine. I now comprehend, I now discern when the music is a liar. Adagio ma non tanto e dolce. And sweet is to suddenly realize whatever truth at it, to know my own…

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