the night rider
homage to Frances-Marie Uitti
Hands tight on the reins, eyes steady forward, astride
her living wooden horse, she tears ahead.
There are others, at the side, holding searchlights to catch
her as she goes. Iannis Xenakis sees her spectacular dexterity.
John Cage smiles at her humour. Giacinto Scelsi welcomes
her gravity and intensity. Jonathan Harvey hails her wild
imagination. Gyorgy Kurtag observes her true power.
She looks neither to right nor to left. Hands tight, eyes
steady, astride, she tears on.