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shadow moment (video remix)

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Video remix of shadow moment by Nic Sebastion. This remix is also viewable on The Poetry Storehouse site. Other spoken word versions: still shadow (crissxross) + some simple shadow (babel)

download: shadow moment mp4 (4.33MB)

still shadow

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

unchanging and erect one day
you made the sun reign
a perfect thing
the shadow in its place

was it all for one instant?
some simple touch
to trace your breath
and feel the marks

then in one heavy moment
stopped and made stone again

hold still the shadow
return to watch it all
donÂ’t stop

we try
to hold

from: some simple shadow + shadow moment [ for year’s end ]

some simple shadow

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

touch one perfect moment
and hold still in the sun
an unchanging thing

rain stopped and made
erect for one instant
a heavy stone

was it some simple shadow
all again?

return one day and hold your breath
then trace it into place
watch the shadows you made

don’t we try to feel the mark
and stop it?

from shadow moment [ for year’s end ]

shadow moment

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

was it all for one instant stopped and made
and don’t we try to stop it all again

hold still for one perfect moment
touch some simple unchanging thing

rein the sun and erect a heavy stone
then trace its shadow into place

return one day and hold your breath
watch the shadow fill the marks you made

Recorded and engineered in Edmonton (15 Dec 2008) by Ray Buxton, freelance CBC sound engineer. Keyboards by Dennis Meneely of Tacoy Ryde. Text and voice by runran.