Photograph by Terry Clarke
Sleevenotes for The Sound of the Moon
Martinique writer Patrick Chamoiseau says of his book
Strange Words, in which he re-tells Creole folk tales,
that they are to be read only at night because he wrote
them with the moon as his sole companion.
Strange Words Patrick Chamoiseau
Granta Publications London 1998
WMWV Mount Washington New Hampshire
Some of these songs were written early in the morning
with the winter moon still in the sky.
Some were written late at night with the moon so bright it dazzles.
Sometimes it was hidden behind the big, heavy, English rain clouds
but always there.
Torch songs, blue jazz, country laments …
all can cast a spell with little sister neon.
O but with a beautiful moon are narcotic.
Moonflower Austin Texas
Essential Moon Music
Moon Mist Duke Ellington
Cornbread Moon Joe Ely
Moon River Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
Moon Country Hoagy Carmichael
Moondreams Buddy Holly
Prisoner of the Moon Butch Hancock
The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress Jimmy Webb
Honky Tonk Moon Rosie Flores
Moonlight in Vermont Willie Nelson
How High the Moon Les Paul & Mary Ford
Mr Moonlight The Beatles
Blue Moon Elvis Presley
New Moon Daughter Cassandra Wilson
Havana Moon Chuck Berry
Swingin' On A Star Conway New Hampshire
All Photographs by Terry Clarke
Terry Clarke Reading Berkshire 1999