Here, far away.
One could feel the earth vibrate.
Moon, changing shape and shade.
As we all do under its gaze.
(Yellow Moon by Pearl Jam)
On Friday 11th July 2014 I attended a Pearl Jam concert at the Milton Keynes Bowl. The following piece is inspired by this experience as the photograph of the lamp triggered a memory of the lights used on the stage.
Green orbs oscillating-in keeping with the initial call to the faithful.
Four strings standing true and strong.
Feet planted like the roots of a canopy long ago felled.
In black and white holding the thousands strong in the palm of a hand.
They in turn carry the message in their hearts.
Honoured guest-silver from afar.
Red marks the spot where two voices become one.
The earth vibrates as the drum beats a path to the moon.
A silver gong proclaiming the passing of time.
Thousands of strangers respond as one.
Bound by a shared passion and energy-differences forgotten.
Green orbs extinguished-a moonlit field where the grass sighs.