Amphibia

Amphibia is a dynamic music and spoken word project between french virtuoso percussionist Stephane Roul*,  Fine Artist and Designer Joao Trindade and myself.  Our aim has been to move performance poetry toward the theatrical though capturing the energy of Jazz, Blues and Rock infused with the comic and the tragic. We truly are an event you have to experience.

 

 

spoonfuls

two teaspoons of honey hanging from the clouds

I don’t know how

but there’s two teaspoons of honey hanging from the clouds

the first dipped from a jar sealed tuesday night

burst from the buzzing and soon a blossom, freedom bright

the second still dripping from it’s comb, snapped by the keepers hand

glistened under the mid-morn sun, shimmering like desert sand

I’ve no cups, nor bowls to hold it while it falls

at any moment at any moment at any moment now

two teaspoons of honey hanging from the clouds

I don’t know how

but there’s two teaspoons of honey hanging from the clouds

I can understand the majesty and mercy of clouds

holding on to these silvery things so sweet

I can even comprehend the magic, the misshape, the muse of such a feat

but from the miles of cord and strangling noose

I can’t quite fathom that despite a tongue that hasn’t developed such exquisite taste

why would anyone condone such spillage, such stain, such weight, such waste

two teaspoons of honey hanging from the clouds

I don’t know how

but there’s two teaspoons of honey hanging from the clouds

Note: written about the image of two young Iranian men reportedly hung for the crime of homosexuality.

 

 

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*Drummer-percussionist Stephane Roul creates ‘cleverly woven musical tapestry’ with a vast background in classical and jazz. He was the music writer, producer and performer for the Channel 4 program Shadows in the Dark. Besides performing with Amphibia Stephane has also formed a drum/guitar duo for recording and performances as well as recording a solo drums album due 2010.

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