Lay for the Day 22nd
1846: the Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax was granted patents for
his latest creation, a family of single-reed brass instruments called
Coxhill is as good a soprano saxophonist as you are ever likely to hear.
Extruded citric arrangements
cantilevered over against the overtones
Something stirred on the heap of memory.
Esemplastic corrosive displacements
skirting themselves with overtones
Cockcrow on the mound of memory.
sardonically figured with baroque undertones
Glint of metal on the pile of memory.
An old-fashioned tunes
assemble like ghosts in the overtones
Spike of grass on the brow of memory.
Splay of clownish inarticulate
poignant buffoon with harlequin undertones
This was mine on the ash-tip of memory.
Elliptical double-edged tones
Underdog truth comes over like the sun
on the nightly rise of memory.
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