Sound and Structure
"Sound leads to structure." Schönberg.
On this dry prepared path walk heavy feet.
This is not "dinner music." This is a power structure.
heavy as eyelids.
Beams are laid. The master cuts music for the future.
Sound lays the structure. Sound leaks into the future.
From Miniatures. Copyright © 2002 by Barbara Guest. Courtesy of Wesleyan University Press
The author of numerous collections of poetry, Barbara Guest was predominantly a writer of the New York School.
Date Published: 2002-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/sound-and-structure