Requiem

Requiem

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Written in memory of her mother, who died of motor neurone disease in 2012, the poems of Requiem roughly cover the timespan of an illness, death, and burial. The formal structure is based on the Catholic Requiem Mass as it has been set as a choral piece by Giuseppe Verdi, Gabriel Faur‚, Maurice Durufl‚, and many others. The poems quote from other classical and folk works about the underworld and the passage into death, juxtaposing the engagement with the old text with modern references. 2. Kyrie Lord have mercy upon her Christ have mercy upon her Day have mercy upon her Night have mercy upon her Bed have mercy upon her Hoist have mercy upon her Catheter have mercy upon her Needle have mercy upon her Gastrostomy have mercy upon her Citalopram have mercy upon her Riluzole have mercy upon her Morphine have mercy upon her [...]