Liszt – Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (c. 1846)

Petrarch/Liszt, sonnet 104. “The effect of the abbaabba octave is truly remarkable. It is actually a blend of 3 brace-rhyme quatrains, since the middle 4 verses whose sounds overlap the others and echo their patterns, impress the reader with a similar sound pattern, thus, abBAABba.”(Alex Preminger, ed., Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics) Canzone CIV…

The Moral Worth of Riches – The Cantatas of J.S Bach – BWV 75, 20, and 39, at Trinity I

Bach begins each of his five cantata cycles at the start of the second half of the Lutheran liturgical year, the 27 Sundays after Trinity, which deals with faith doctrine, whereas the first half deals with the life of Christ, from Advent to Trinity, which is the Sunday after Pentecost. Cantata 75 (1723), Die Elenden sollen…

Ten minutes later, Beaver Lake, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada. 29 November 2015. (Photo: Hendrik Slegtenhorst)

New Literary Work in Triadæ (Madrid & Toulouse)

Triadæ no. 5 is out, with three of my poems in the original English and in Spanish translation by Eva Gallud, who has translated my work before. Pp. 18-19. I happened to read her earlier translation yesterday afternoon at the weekly Poetic Justice event of the Royal City Literary Arts Society in New Westminster, BC. Coincidentally, one…

The Stanley Park marinas at Coal Harbour, and the downtown of the city, Vancouver, Canada. 9 November 2015. (Photo: Hendrik Slegtenhorst)

Autumn Light, Stanley Park (XII)

. Vancouver Vancouver, BC – Edmonton, AB, 2-26 February 2015 . In the accent-heavy emigrant’s taxicab We bridge the Fraser River, at the point Where the drive train sheared, nine years ago; The electric mentality of overwhelm Preamble to this reconfiguration. . Place of loss and flight of welcome. . Here at the sea the…