Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Love at first hearing

Svetlana sucks lemons across from me,
And I am progressing abominably.
And I do not know my own way to the sea
But the saltiest sea knows its own way to me.
The city that turns, turns protracted and slow
And I find myself toeing th’Embarcadero
And I find myself knowing
The things that I knew
Which is all that you can know
On this side of the blue.



-Joanna Newsom, "This Side of the Blue" from The Milk-Eyed Mender

3 comments:

guan said...

Glad to see the Joanna Newsom love - her second album Ys is even better.

DanielS said...

She'd be worth seeing at the Sydney Festival with the Sydney Symph - if I hadn't blown my ticket budget on Bjork!

/Karen/ said...

Did you know she's in Sydney in January as part of the Sydney Festival? http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/. She's playing at the Opera House with the Sydney Symphony.