This evening Astrid wrote a poem on 'night' and I wrote some music. Took about an hour. The first piece is the music I wrote independently of the words... Then put the words to it (second piece). The poem follows...
I wish I would sleep better at night.
A blue and golden bridge to oblivion.
At night I am alone.
Once in a while I am not.
I am not alone. I am awake. Small thoughts
enveloped, systematically softened in cosmic vaults.
I close my eyes again.
Small thoughts become luminaries, witness to toil
Aeonic fixtures, never forgotten.
And I thank you that nights are longer than days.