It’s the Women’s World Cup of Classical Music! And it’s the semi finals. After 120 pieces of music just 4 countries remain:
Here’s the second semi-final, Republic of Ireland vs England
or via the link: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCXUbmBaA9OqXAyfSjGcHdhcIAPACGBUA (23 mins total listen)
Make sure you play the other semi-final too, USA vs Spain
Voting is open until late on 18 August.
Some of the poetry by Fukuda Chiyo-ni which served as an inspiration for Linda Buckley
cool clear water
and fireflies that vanish
that is all there is.
only in the river
of hidden things
Poem by Dora Maar which inspired Charlotte Bray:
I rested in the arms of my arms
I no longer slept
It was night in the summer,
winter in the day
An eternal shivering of thoughts
Fear love fear love
Close the window open the window
You’ll see you’ll see
The hummingbird motionless as a star.
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