Standing in a Cloud
Standing In A Cloud is for the connoisseur of fine poetry. It has Sir Walter Scott’s epic sweep, Arthur Schopenhauer’s Wille zum Leben, and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s fluidity of movement, among other qualities, all distilled with Dennis Thomas’ characteristic aplomb. We are taken by Dennis to a sacred place, high up: it could be where Jesus prayed; the Tibetan spiritual masters practise; or, as we feel the sometimes sensuous texture of that cloud, even higher, to where the human consciousness merges with the void. Flowing on from Edgar Allan Poe, we are in a dream within manifold dreams, but the existential despair of Poe becomes the meditative calm of Dennis Thomas.