Advent XXI

Advent XXI

Simon’s Waiting

by Conrad Martin
He fumbles at your Soul
As Players at the Keys
Before they drop full Music on—
He stuns you by degrees—

Emily Dickinson

The beautiful St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh, North Carolina has a superb organ.

In this church, the Choir of Clare College once sang three ancient hymn texts to contemporary chorale music (complex, dissonance-rich, odd) composed by Jonathan Harvey. Continue reading . . . “Advent XXI”

Advent XVII

Advent XVII

by Lynn Michael Martin
an excerpt from a longer poem that I wrote in the character of Anglo-Saxon verse

Now hear me hail the heavens above,
where in fires fermented, a foam of the sky
distills in stars to be stirred by comets.
It fills the cosmos, and floats the planets, Continue reading . . . “Advent XVII”