I’m piggybacking some cafe wifi to let you know that, due to popular demand after I mentioned it in the blog, and thanks to the tireless efforts of Jacob E. Buckton, there is now a link to the insanely catchy and hauntingly beautiful Staves song Winter Trees, in a cover version by Jacob and the Chisholm Sisters. It’s been going around my head for days as I cycle along, and I still haven’t tired of it.
Here’s the link:
Winter Trees (The Staves) cover version
And another thing…. Stewart, you mentioned over supper on Tuesday a poem you knew of the same name by William Carlos Williams, and I was delighted to find it last night. It’s the very start of summer and I’m surrounded by countless thousands (millions?) of evergreen trees, but this hits the spot:
By William Carlos Williams 1883-1963
All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.