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SKYTONES (Section X)
Poem by Pablo Neruda

I invite you to topaz,
to the yellow
hive in the stone,
the bees,
and the lump of honey
in the topaz
to the gold day
and the familial
drone of tranquility:
here is a minimal
church, built in a flower
as the bee builds, as
the planes of the sun or the leaf
in autumn’s yellowest profundity,
a tree, incandescently
rising, beam over beam, a sunburst corolla,
insect and honey and autumn, all
transformed by the salts of the sun:
essence of honey, the tremulous world
and the wheat of the sky
that labored to accomplish
this sun-change, at rest in the pallor of topaz.

Painting: “Wheatfield with Reaper (1889) by Vincent van Gogh

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SKYTONES (Section X)
Poem by Pablo Neruda

I invite you to topaz,
to the yellow
hive in the stone,
the bees,
and the lump of honey
in the topaz
to the gold day
and the familial
drone of tranquility:
here is a minimal
church, built in a flower
as the bee builds, as
the planes of the sun or the leaf
in autumn’s yellowest profundity,
a tree, incandescently
rising, beam over beam, a sunburst corolla,
insect and honey and autumn, all
transformed by the salts of the sun:
essence of honey, the tremulous world
and the wheat of the sky
that labored to accomplish
this sun-change, at rest in the pallor of topaz.

Painting: “Wheatfield with Reaper (1889) by Vincent van Gogh

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SKYTONES (Section X)

Poem by Pablo Neruda

I invite you to topaz,

to the yellow

hive in the stone,

the bees,

and the lump of honey

in the topaz

to the gold day

and the familial

drone of tranquility:

here is a minimal

church, built in a flower

as the bee builds, as

the planes of the sun or the leaf

in autumn’s yellowest profundity,

a tree, incandescently

rising, beam over beam, a sunburst corolla,

insect and honey and autumn, all

transformed by the salts of the sun:

essence of honey, the tremulous world

and the wheat of the sky

that labored to accomplish

this sun-change, at rest in the pallor of topaz.

Painting:Wheatfield with Reaper (1889) by Vincent van Gogh

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Roll Over Beethoven 

lyrics by Chuck Berry (excerpt)

…Well, early in the mornin’ I’m a-givin’ you a warnin’

don’t you step on my blue suede shoes.

Hey diddle diddle, I’m playin’ my fiddle,

ain’t got nothin’ to lose.

Roll over Beethoven and tell Tschaikovsky the news.

Feel the joy here. (Where’s Ringo? Sick with tonsillitis. Jimmie Nicol sits in for him.) Gotta love the crazy dancin’ audience members (all men!) in this Dutch TV show the Beatles recorded on June 5, 1964.

Art: Todd Hanson, Haight Street, San Francisco (detail)