eggshells & darker nights

a slip of flame wags like a red-tailed fox
o’er candlewick sill in the moonlight box
sets ghost birds aflight in lucent flocks
o’er vespertine forest and druidic rocks

the road yonder runs thither throughout the ages
its footprints tell the story of hatchling sages
from trees bedangled with their birthing cages
open, in spirals, zig-zagging in stages

no questions, no answers, just a mystery play
of knotted roots, weaved wood and branching splay
and the thin, shrill cry of a sleepless jay
from dusk covered verdure and vertebrae

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2021

14 thoughts on “eggshells & darker nights

    • Oh, there are so many! Her earlier stuff is a lot more poppy ( ‘Debut’; ‘Post’).

      My personal fave is ‘Medulla’. There are no instruments- just voice. But those voices ( she gets lots of guest vocalists/ beatboxers etc on) really sound like instruments most of the time. ( Mike Patton makes a contribution to it, too, which is exciting for me 🙂 ).

      But ‘Vespertine’ is gorgeous. ‘Homogenic’ is a fave, too. Anyway, I could go on and on, lol. I hope you find some tracks that you really dig!

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