little buddas dance : living with maud

little buddhas dance on yellow table tops
colours of the punkers clash with pool ball
poor boy sounds poor boy poor boy sounds
and soula’s washing after eating mouse for dinner
it ain’t oatmeal but it’s bonny bonny bonny it’s her bonny
and who is barbara joe? is she older than the mother?
did shakespeare play a trickster and become sir francis bacon?
who saw the eagles in the field of dreams? fields of dreams

living with maud alone on the island
lytoceras sacya spiralling by bear skin bay in skidegate inlet
living with maud alone on the island
haploceras cumshwaensa from cumshewa inlet
spiralling to sigulet lake and olcostephanus loganianus

in the room we come and go talking of now and long ago
in the room we come and go talking of emily emily emily 1

living with maud alone ? on the island
with all their spiralling in our mists in our myths in our mists
in our myths living with them aah! alone on maud island
fossilizing to the centre of our time like we who spiral forever
hoplites yakounensis hoplites yakounensis hoplites yakounensis

and little buddhas dance on yellow table tops
world goes round and round with poor clare poor claire sounds
pure clear purr clear sounds poor clear sounds and
little buddhas dance little buddhas dance little buddhas dance

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spiral shells and places are found in coastal bc canada
1 reference to ts eliot’s the love song of j alfred prufrock . . .
“in the room the women come and go talking of michael angelo”
wb yeats loves maud gonne, emily carr paints on maud island
the baconian theory: an hypothesis that shakespeare retired
and wrote moral essays under the pseudonym, sir francis bacon
poor clares – sisters of the order of st clare / st francis of assisi

© sylvi & see through publishing 10.18.-11.6.95 & 1.96

on Voices & Wheels CD (2000)

Little Buddhas Dance : Living with Maud (5:50) 1997
words, music, voice, guitar: sylvi macCormac;
violin, viola & drum: Blaine Dunaway
recordings & engineering: Blaine Dunaway
@ Alpha Whizz Studios, Roberts Creek, Sechelt BC, February 1998

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