Knowing More I Would Have Liked To Know

from Feathers of Faith by Steve 'Manifold' Anderson

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For Bardy 28th May 2017


The crow tears bark from the fallen bough
To nest Easter and young
The poet tears words from the flesh of now
To wrest creature unsung

Hearing, hearing, willow wind flailing
Wherever we are, we are
Gentle a soul open to threshing
Readies the way with care

Return of those that were taught to fly
Now learn to fledge again
Not ill-prepared such babes will cry
With joy in bearing pain

Treasure from such tender loss
Settles on who remain
Well lived secures the path across
Good life... good death in train


from Feathers of Faith, released April 6, 2019
Steve Anderson - Poetry reading
Andy Wood - piano improvisation


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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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