Saturday, February 09, 2008

Swimming with a "porpoise"

Reminds me of Aquarium from The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Saint-Saëns originally composed Carnival for private performance only. Because many of the movements are "musical jokes", jabbing at critics, he felt he wouldn’t be taken seriously as a composer if it was made public. So, it was performed once during his life for a small group of friends. But he made provisions for Carnival to be published and performed publicly after his death. And now, it’s his most popular work...

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No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.
- Lewis Carroll

One man's fish is another man's "poisson".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"slip me a fin" gangster palaver
of the 50s, meaning
lend me $5 - forgotten now,
so four words swimmingly
float through years
emerging in your photo as
fish fins swimming through
vision, so electrons
flutter, then in a unified field
the only school that