The Low Sky

The Low Sky is an odd little lyric of four somber triplets, with all but the first ending in dark vowels: tomb, tomb, ground. Though simple, it is an effective tone-setter, reminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe. But this is more than music. The stifling yet pacifying “low-lidded soft sky” is a compelling image, whether haunting or calming.

The mind dissolves without a sound,
The flesh drops into the ground.[1]

Incredibly, The Low Sky has not yet been included in any anthology.

 

[1] CP 2:111

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