The 11th Blue Moon

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The 11th Blue Moon

Poem

  • Blue Moon
  • by Richard Leach
    and recited / sung (in 12 edo / JI) by Christiane Offenbar
    and 11 edo vocoder / 11 edo synthesis by Chris Vaisvil

    Christiane’s art installation of this work

  • Not the one that appears every two or three years –
    the one that appears once in forty-four years.

    Not the one that is full for a single night –
    the one that is full every night it is in the sky.

    Not the one on which to see a man or a rabbit –
    the one on which there are branches and leaves in silhouette.

    Not the one that is drowned out by a glowing city –
    the one that is as bright above a city as it is where the sky is darkest.

    Not the one by which you might read a newspaper headline –
    the one by which you can read what had been invisible.

    Not the one whose name is part of a figure of speech –
    the one that asks us to say something new.

    Not the one that rhymes with hue and shoe and June and spoon –
    the one that rhymes with night and weight and hold and hope.

    Blue Moon, Blue Moon, Blue Moon
    And hope Blue Moon, Blue Moon, Blue Moon

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