Autumn Light, Stanley Park (VIII)

Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada. 8 November 2015. (Photo: Hendrik Slegtenhorst)

Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada. 8 November 2015. (Photo: Hendrik Slegtenhorst)

Well, frankly, no matter. Better the shining,
Argentine lustre of golden days to best conduct
All that electricity, heating the philosopher’s stone
That attracts all things that tend to perfection.
I’m skipping through—putting the noble alloy back together—
A burning stone, darting across the moonlit water.

From “Transmutation,” Caravaggio’s Dagger

Annotation, borrowed from Max Bruch, Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola (1911)

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