7 monologues for the SONGBIRD ORATORIO    
BY NELSON GRAY

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FOUNDING DIRECTORS' BIOS

 

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Arms – Wings
Eyes – Words
Fingertip –wingtips
Initial the air
Fingers are beaks – feathers clothes
Claws toenails – pinions bones
Perch, balance - Balance, stand
Mate – migrate
Locate – return . . .
Earth - sky
Sky – ground
Earth – place
birth – voice.
Bird - voice – woman
man
And you turn and turn until you return
To a place so bright you can barely remember
And wet and sticky you can only be
The light looking out and the light looking in
And the sounds sounding inside and sounding out
And you cannot speak neither beauty nor fear
And you have no words for the singing you hear
And you squirm in a dream of touch and tremble . . .
And none of this is not strange.