#38 Qorah (Maqam Nahawand)
Maqam - a set of notes, with traditions that define the relationship between them, their patterns and expression. A musical mode. The Maqamat (plural) are patient, inwardly drawn, they are roomy enough for poetry. We worked the concept of the give-and-take between poetry and music.
You Have Taken Too Much Upon
You have taken too much upon yourself
everyone is holy --
Later You-Know-Who-Knows [YKWK]
gave me my words back
It’s enough for you
I wanted more
as if what I had was not
It’s never enough
there is never enough to fill a need
that isn’t physical
I give you back what you already have
remind you what you know.