mvt.15  from “The Lost Words”

by Monica Pearce


featuring Elektra Women’s Choir with chamber instruments: director – Morna Edmundson
accompaniment options – piano only or bass clarinet and log drum



Otter enters river without falter – what a

  supple slider out of holt and into water!
This shape-shifter’s a sheer breath-taker, a
  sure heart-stopper – but you’ll only ever spot
  a shadow-flutter, bubble-skein, and never
  (almost never) actual otter.
This swift swimmer’s a silver-miner – with
  trout its ore it bores each black pool deep
  and deeper, delves up-current steep and
  steeper, turns the water inside-out, then
Ever dreamed of being otter? That
  utter underwater thunderbolter, that
  shimmering twister?
Run to the riverbank, otter-dreamer, slip
  your skin and change your matter, pour
  your outer being into otter – and enter
  now as otter without falter into water.
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