Forgotten Fathers (Sympathetic strings)

from Feathers of Faith by Steve 'Manifold' Anderson

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Fathers crowd the town
The yard is bare
Save... for a crown
Of flowers
Birth and death
Once recalled
No longer drawing ardour

This lifelessness
Death incarnate pulls together
Over beer
Resolving disingenuous cheer
And laughter almost true
Sits loose upon unsteady stone
Events will surely rock and strew

Man to man
This listless man
This man un-woman
This man un-known to temple
Un-known to life of order
Ordinary man no longer known to God
Surges onto life
Where no-one
Man or other
Will sing....
Or craft....
or even plod
God's patience played too long
'Man's Rights'
Served for the wrong


from Feathers of Faith, released April 6, 2019
Steve Anderson - poetry reading
Andy Wood - damper pedal on Bluthner grand 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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