mvt. 2  from “The Lost Words”

by Rodney Sharman


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


A hank of rope in the late hot sun; a curl
  of bark; a six, an eight:
    For adder is as adder basks.
Deep in heather, coiled in gorse, sunk among
  the winter stones:
    For adder is as adder hides.
Darts, diamond sides, sine-wave swerves,
  live-wire curves of force:
    For adder is as adder glides.
Echo of snake, self-escape, a left-behind ghost:
    For adder is as adder sheds.
Rustle of grass, sudden susurrus, what
  the eye misses:
    For adder is as adder hisses.
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