Ancient and Now

Debut performance in Athens of the the setting for cello and voice by Greek composer, Kostas Rekleitis, of the title poem of my collection ‘Ancient and Now’. The performance was part of a concert in the summer of 2015 with Yannis Filias. The collection was originally published in 2010 by Red Squirrel Press.

Here is a piano version of the same, sung by soprano Stella Markou.

The setting had its Scottish debut as part of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a concert at St Mary’s Cathedral on 17 August.

Ancient and now

the new and the now
are ancient
and the only constancy
the light

is now
is new
is ancient

to see for the first time merely
merely to be born
and to die
as impossible as death

the only constancy

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Words © Colin Donati. All Rights Reserved.