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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Tetragrammaton : For Jan Sedivka
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Notes

  • Jennifer Strauss in Boundary Conditions (1992) explains that the sequence of four poems were: "written in 1987 as part of the 70th birthday celebrations of the violinist and noted teacher Jan Sedivka. The poems with the Four Movements for Violin and Piano composed by Larry Sitsky, form a 'Tetragrammaton' of symbolic values based on the letters of the name of Jehovah. 'Yod' is the active principal, the beginning, first cause, motion, energy; 'He' is the passive element, inertia, quietude, 'not I'; 'Vau' is the balance of opposites, 'form'; the final 'He' is the result , latent energy." (p.52)

Includes

Yod i "Springtime, a birthday, a beginning hour", Gwen Harwood , 1995 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Present Tense 1995; (p. 128-129) Boundary Conditions : The Poetry of Gwen Harwood 1996; (p. 180)
He i "Beyond all words, beyond all names", Gwen Harwood , 1992 single work poetry
— Appears in: Night Thoughts 1992; (p. [10-11]) The Present Tense 1995; (p. 130) Boundary Conditions : The Poetry of Gwen Harwood 1996; (p. 181)
Vau i "Prague, Paris, London: names that keep", Gwen Harwood , 1992 single work poetry
— Appears in: Night Thoughts 1992; (p. [14-16]) The Present Tense 1995; (p. 131-132) Boundary Conditions : The Poetry of Gwen Harwood 1996; (p. 181-182)
He i "Things fall. Fire burns. The world", Gwen Harwood , 1992 single work poetry
— Appears in: Night Thoughts 1992; (p. [8-9]) The Present Tense 1995; (p. 133) Boundary Conditions : The Poetry of Gwen Harwood 1996; (p. 182-183)

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