mvt. 11  from “The Lost Words”

by Marie-Claire Saindon

featuring Elektra Women’s Choir with chamber instruments: director – Morna Edmundson
accompaniment options – piano only or with piccolo and cello


Kingfisher: the colour-giver, fire-bringer, flame-flicker,
  river’s quiver.
Ink-black bill, orange throat, and a quick blue
  back-gleaming feather-stream.
Neat and still it sits on the snag of a stick, until with . . .
Gold-flare, wing-fan, whipcrack the kingfisher –
  zingfisher, singfisher! –
Flashes down too fast to follow, quick and quicker
  carves its hollow
In the water, slings its arrow superswift to swallow
Stickleback or shrimp or minnow.
Halcyon is its other name – also ripple-calmer,
Evening angler, weather-teller, rainbringer and
Rainbow bird – that sets the stream alight with burn
zingfisher, singfisher! –
by Robert Macfarlane
Kingfisher” image by Jackie Morris




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LINKS to any of the 20 MOVEMENTS

1) Acorn

2) Adder
5) Conker
7) Fern
9) Heron
10) Ivy
12) Lark
13) Magpie
14) Newt
15) Otter
16) Raven
18) Weasel
19) Willow
20) Wren