Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back features many extraordinary moments, but for my money no others are equal to the couple of minutes when the song ‘Get Back’ appears as if from nowhere as Paul strums on his guitar.
November verse 14: When Paul starts strumming Who could know when Paul starts strumming that a song will soon emerge? Ringo knows, he holds his drumming, servant to the demiurge. Did Michelangelo see David wait in stone to be created, pupae locked in their cocoons whisper softly 'Soon, soon'? When I start a 14-liner, does some dark part of my brain see that, while it seems in vain I seek coherence like a miner seeking gold in solid stone, the last line is already known?
And that’s my last November verse for the year. Normal transmission will resume shortly.