Listening to Satie
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Listening to Satie

The poem Listening to Satie by Bet Briggs celebrates the calming power of the Gymnopédies, piano pieces by French composer Erik Satie.

"Music with a still centre."

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Listening to Satie
[ From Evenings of Music]

— Bet Briggs


limpid tones fall
like raindrops,
each a small jewel
of sound
in the still pool
of midnight.

Music with a still
centre abides;
such calm is a pearl
set deep
in the troubled pool
of the mind.

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