Music and visual art remain closely intertwined — music inspires art, art inspires music.
For our music issue, we asked a few of our favorite art galleries to hit the high notes on this creative, harmonious connection.
During the Pandemic, I Ask Questions in the Dark
Are we angels with only one wing who can only fly embracing?
Or are we dandelions that can dance wholly or in pieces,
alone or with others, but not without the music of the wind?
Does the bright inner cinema of the mind come only from the gray
mush of the brain of trailing wonder from afar?
Are the track marks tiny sandpipers make haiku waiting to be read?
Are the cries of gulls riddles or answers?
When will the throngs return to the beaches
And flower sands and minds with colors?
Does the sea prefer the golden laughter of the sun
or the moon’s silver tears? What will grow
from all the mulching of so many lost dreams and broken hearts?
What do mirrors think about in the dark?
Can any signal-jamming magic hunched in the heart
of this rainy night stop the message transmitting
from the red winking eye of the distant radio tower?
Are you lonely? Are you lonely?
Are you lonely tonight?
— Michael Bassett
Make it? We’ll take it!
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