The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

July 8, 2018


empty guardians

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http://www.alansondheim.org/sonnet2.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/sonnet.mp3

our fortresses are strong but our music is even stronger
with music we shall conquer the world
warriors hearing our music will collapse in ecstasy
great wealth will be distributed to all the musicians
the musicians will distribute wealth to all the dancers
the dancers and musicians will distribute wealth to everyone
the music will continue and dancers will be accompanied
some dancers will dance without accompaniment
it's really up to the dancers what they do
it's up to the dancers who they do it with

sometimes a great notion comes to me, a musician
my banner flies high and some way it was "raised"
who will raise a banner for the dancers?
i will raise a banner for the dancers
who will raise a banner for the for the guardians?
i will raise a banner for the guardians

of course i won't raise a banner for the guardians
they have deserted their post
they have abandoned their weapons and uniforms
they have become many musicians and dancers

i have deserted my post
i have abandoned my weapons and uniforms
i have become a musician!
i have become a dancer too!

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