If you only have a few seconds, look at Patrick White’s song #5.
It is bizarre and tragic all at once.
“I wonder if any of you ever recognized this Pole . . . “
This reaches out across countries and ages to a desperate man, so abused by war and displacement.
(I’ll get the audio up very soon now.)
Patrick White gave me permission to do as I wished with these poems, so here they are.
Six Urban Songs: the Patrick White Song Cycle for Soprano and Orchestra
BY MOYA HENDERSON, 1983