READ THIS VERSION – formatting messed up on wp. PLAY 110
The large wall, a portion of bricks extended from play 109…
Sounds of birds.
DAFFODIL & CROCUS CHORUS enter –dressed in very bright shades of yellow & purple.
CROCUS CHORUS start drawing purple flowers on the wall.
Some of the CROCUS CHORUS start to dismantle the extension of the wall.
DAFFODIL CHORUS swirl around in front of the wall – some draw bright yellow flowers on the ground, the wall, themselves, in chalk.
DAFFODIL CHORUS & CROCUS CHORUS speak or sing simultaneously.
Spring Shake off
We salute you Spring.
joy in the air where are there seasons?
like pollen how do we divide this time?
yoke-yellow wet and dry
bursting toward the sky rainy
and there must be not
under such skies there’s a subjectivity to spring
surely Spring means different things
especially as climate changes
this is the dawn and though there are problems
the beginning in the language of spring
flower-power action comes at dawn as at dusk
a freshness to the world this could be the beginning
possibility like pollen of change
everywhere in the air this Spring could be something
even if it’s autumn elsewhere
even if the where has no Spring
possibilities like pollen
flowers like fire.
THE CROCUS CHORUS have broken down the additional wall.
They get to work on dismantling the rest of the wall.
DAFFODIL CHORUS CROCUS CHORUS
and isn’t is something Spring can’t be denied
that breath of blue for better
the growth of grass worse
meadows there’s a certain iconography
isn’t there something about there’s something about
and flower-power is not at least they’re a space to absorb
to be denied. vomit.
there is power here
walls can crumble before weeds
when we think of change
of the kind of change necessary
to stop the capitalist cataclysm
then isn’t the spring
a useful symbol?
isn’t Spring doesn’t the spring
something to be saved? with all its contained energy
how can we do wrong all its potential to explode
when such happiness is to be had? show us ways to be?
CROCUS CHORUS start to spring about the stage, down low, then high jumps.
DAFFODIL CHORUS swirl around.
The wall is broken down.