Feathers of Faith

from Feathers of Faith by Steve 'Manifold' Anderson

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A lament about future generations


Feathers of Faith

There is no wax in these wings
Yellowing song under moon-scythe brings
A Deity
In sheep's cloth
Lambing, an optional ingredient in life-broth

Not so the wing-maker, winging in the stands
A pair for every day
Grown to fit
For they will come out and be spread
Like clouds buttering the horizon
Till beating, pinions scoop clear the sky

Oh, that these wings were made of wax and flight delayed
Till lambs had lambed
And I with them had played


from Feathers of Faith, released April 6, 2019
Steve Anderson - Poetry
Andy Wood - Piano


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Seeds of this collaboration were sown in 2010. Andy and Steve were bumping into each other’s performances at venues in Hebden Bridge. The acquaintance developed over some years and began to find a peculiar shared perspective.
Tentatively, playing together developed into the current work. A charity event; 'Poetry and Prostate’ created by Steve and Andy has been performed twice to date.
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