ravens & radishes: sheep's clothing

from george heathco: ravens & radishes by George Heathco & Misha Penton

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Little Red Hood, lost in the forest, is relentlessly stalked by a She-Wolf...

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a vein of yarn leads a passage
over forest floor branches, a-tangle
a last leaf hangs iced in orangebrownredblack
cracksnap!
an inky ash
slippery slate path peeks through midwinter snows
all the better to step upon –
all the better to –
children wait
growing like greenwood fiddlehead ferns unfolding
scent of curls and chocolates
laced skirts and frock shirts swirl past:
a blur of ball-toss and hide-and-seek
their shout in the night nightmares
catch on breeze and briar
all the better to –
all the better to stalk –
forepaws, hind paws, tail
my breath along the trail
fang and claw, expectant
— Misha Penton

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from george heathco: ravens & radishes, released April 27, 2014
George Heathco, music
Misha Penton, lyrics and concept

Misha Penton, soprano
George Heathco, electric guitar
Daniel Saenz, cello

Produced by Misha Penton and George Heathco
Recording engineered by Todd Hulslander and George Heathco
Mastered by Paul Connolly of brightbluebeetle

Recorded at The Geary Performance Studio Houston Public Radio
Design and Photo by Misha Penton

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Misha Penton Houston, Texas

Misha Penton is a contemporary opera singer, composer, director, and filmmaker based in Houston, Texas. Her projects blossom in many forms: live performance, audio projects, video works, site specific / installation performances, visual art works, and writings. ... more

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