We go out into darkness; we speak but in memoriesN. Lincoln Hanks - N. Lincoln Hanks
This piece takes its inspiration from John Gould Fletcher's poem, "Memory: The Walk on the Beach." The poem contains elegant and poignant images of love, loss and nostalgia. Rhetorical elements in Fletcher's poem (e.g. thematic returns, thematic elaboration and abbreviation, etc.) are mimicked using similar devices in the music composition so that the response by the listener might be similar to that of the reader of the poem.