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Leaves Painted In A Darker Blue

by Blanket Swimming

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Blue Rose 13:08
Garden Psalm 30:35


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The Spectacle (for): The Rains Began

there’s something smooth
I hummed to voice the
trailing hum suspended,
if possible
that divisive truth––
a landscape
what's inside
must be floating a line
all light
hear a poem here ask to listen
remembered, worth the rain
a memory

palmed –– flat of my head
the flat secret of discovery
hum the railing
murmur what becomes ––
upwards balance the sky‘
sink ours, the singular spotlight–– to persist

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Not Now, (for): Blue Rose

mist kept
too much
Tell me
tell back
place the messages
meant to be again
the clearing
a separate depth
scaffold the day’s
obscured –– projected
frames people made
voices it disappears:
tallgrass and fences
travel as voice ––
whir between spaces
we find outlines
diffuse clear–––it's there
a folded sky

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Left (Blink) (for): Leaves Painted In A Darker Blue

buckets of water
the garden
if my grandmother played notes
something subtle her ––hands ours feel dust
condensed the well hidden in the yard, a gesture
pinned or
pins or

To wake up in the garden
eyeing tremors slip to ask–– of occasion threadvoice
alone, if the well gesture
leaves or
left or
perennial ––green-blue

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A Visit (for): Garden Psalm
something far off––
lost in the way
wind hid itself
acts of ‘all experiences
thought: water, hill, the parts require meaning’
know the disfigured parts
of distances
real as helpless
lost we refract
re-remember as most real
whatever the senses bring
drape them in wind–– to keep the simple
draped feeling
a fiber
toward us:
always toward it

floating points
fragments parallel
notes from museum ‘Common’

(Accompanying poems authored by Cole Beaune, 2021)


released October 14, 2021

Music by Nicholas Maloney, March-June 2021
Original photography by: Whitson Ramsey
Accompanying poems authored by Cole Beaune, 2021
Published by: ROHS! RECORDS - Lᴏɴᴛᴀɴᴏ Series


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Blanket Swimming Portland, Oregon

Since 2015, sound artist Nicholas Maloney has produced music under the moniker Blanket Swimming, focusing on spontaneity, fluidity, texture, and presence.

For sound art and field recording works, see: nicholasmaloney.bandcamp.com

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