Filmed on 2 October 2014; published on 4 October 2014
- VIDEO BY ALICE
- SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
- Deliverance, a Poem by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words
- Postlude: Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes from Pastorius Reservoir
People ask me what this poem is about … Really, it is about the interpretation you bring to it, not the interpretation I give it. See what you think.
There is an edited Summary after the video …
VIDEO BY ALICE
SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.
I have another poem for you, from years ago. It is called “Deliverance.” I wrote this poem on Santa Monica Beach. It was close to sunset, and I was watching a sailboat, far off on the horizon, going off towards the setting sun. Here is the poem …
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
On a grey day by a grey sea
As the tide flees this steady shore,
Two children —
altogether mindless of Monday
and the grim anguish of their parents,
Greet white-capped waves with ecstasy
And far away, a three-sailed bark,
Poised on the edge of sky and sea
Slips silent into mystery.
Who stands before the mast?
Is it the shadow of the man?
Or does this brim-full heart,
holding his hand,
Chart a sure course by some forgotten star
To bring him home again?
Postlude: Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes from Pastorius Reservoir
[The Postlude features the poignant “Prelude No. 2” from the album “Preludes” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0, and videoclips of Pastorius Reservoir.]
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