From the recording Hanging loose

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James describes dancer Karen Kain as she dances Swanlake, the Russian ballet about Odette and Odile...


Odette, Odile, and Karen Kain
(for karen)

Somehow the silence
hangs perfect around her,
like a wordless hue that fabrics
her discretion, her desire,
or a mating of chance and summer
that seems forever as it dies,
yet a silence more deafening than sound
and echoes crazy laughter in her eyes.