St Remy

The organ notes pour over us.
St. Michael considers us seriously.
Quietly now, soft chains of sound,
The tracker action clicks behind.

Then moreómoreómore
The organ surrounds us,
Waves of sound sweep over us
Wipe out our earthly thoughts.

Insistent, higher, higheró
Then moving to resolve
In trial steps approach the close
There, now, c'est fini.


Lari Smith

France '93 Under St. Michael's Gaze at St. Remy-de-Provence