Kevin Crossley-Holland in Whiteleaf, near Princes Risborough - between in the middle of the 1940's and at the end of the 1940's

from The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, page 11:

While I lay between waking and sleeping, my father sometimes sat down at his piano.  I used to think the wide, strong, rising chords he began with (as a way of flexing his fingers and as an alternative to scales, maybe) were like stanchions or the feet of a great bridge straddling dangerous, dark water: 

at nights I heard
you play – while you charmed babeldom I slept*

 

*Kevin Crossley-Holland, Selected Poems: from ‘Sounds’.

cite as

Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood (London, 2009), p. 11. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546622457211 accessed: 12 April, 2024

location of experience: Whiteleaf, near Princes Risborough

Listeners

Kevin Crossley-Holland
children's author, Novelist, Poet, translator
1941-

Listening to

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rising chords played on the piano performed by Peter Crossley-Holland

Experience Information

Date/Time between in the middle of the 1940's and at the end of the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:20:57 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:07:27 +0100