Bowl

Maria Alejandra Velasquez Restrepo – voice

Lisa Jensen – oboe

Holly Bryan – horn

Nina Horvath – keys

Buff Allen – drums

Trevor Tunnacliffe – bass

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Bowl

(Delver)

Amanda greets the world with graceful style.

She calmly chats with shoppers in the store.

The neighbour she encounters in the aisle,

Enveloped in her charm, feels intimate

Why has no suitor fallen for her smile?

(Amanda)

There, Delver fidgets, countenance intense,

Incessant curiosity at work

Unfolding mysteries with common sense.

When greeted, he responds with courtesy,

While quirky thoughts are withheld in defense.

 

Chorus:

Between us, the connection’s taut;

Pulled surface of a brim full bowl

Poised upon continent’s divide.

 

 

(Amanda)

What qualm is clutching at my speech today?

Before, it would be easy to converse.

His thoughts erupt in breathtaking array

When teased or sparked, his posture turned averse,

While eyes and gestures, keen interest betray.

(Delver)

Despite sparse history, I know her well

The way she hones in on her line of thought,

Instinctively pursues, then slows to dwell

In soft silence, as though cradling a egg

Then sudden laughs with new-hatched thoughts to tell.

 

Chorus:

Between us, the connection’s taut;

Pulled surface of a brim full bowl

Poised upon continent’s divide.

 

Each fraught word shivers on its skin:

Hatched ripples mesh, let trickles slip

Consequently, balance totters, shifts

 

(Delver)

Amanda, now your garden’s looking fine,

Inspired. You set to work for no reward,

Reintroduced the ancestral design

Convincingly. It thrives, and so restored,

It breathes the spirit of an ancient time.

(Amanda)

And Delver, have you had your work breakthrough?

I see your brow is less furrowed of late

When you return to shore, and cycle through

The streets, it seems you’re burdened with less weight.

You’ve worked so hard, success is overdue.

 

Chorus:

Between us, the connection’s taut;

Pulled surface of a brim full bowl

Poised upon continent’s divide.

 

Each fraught word shivers on its skin:

Hatched ripples mesh, let trickles slip

Consequently, balance totters, shifts

 

Launching us irrevocably

To cascade down a lifelong course

Boundaries between ourselves dissolved