Copyright © 2017 Anna K. Larson

Solstice

Poem by Kathleen Kraft

Music by Maria Finkelmeier

Double it tour in Sweden, 2014

Premiered at Naturhuset in Sikhall, Dalsland Sweden

 

Solstice

Light rail tracks disappear into the distance— sapling, cross street,

strip of river,

car with one headlight in the blackening heat.

We end our Sunday cooling down the heat,

tuck ourselves away into sleep-filled distance.

Each of us turning, rippling toward our own river.

I dream of swimming with the current downriver as the light lazes to afternoon heat,

city memory muddy in the distance.

Come, find me in my distant river, rising in the afternoon heat.

 

Quartet Kalos perfoming at Upperud 9:9

in Dalsland, Sweden