Mystery Sound #108

Outside my window
I hear mysteriously
a small chirp-like sound
repetitive and device-like.
My first thought is danger!
(These are fraught times.)
Is it a gas leak? Or a tree branch cracking off?
Or an electrical transformer
on the pole across the street
about to explode?
So I open the blinds
cautiously and… nothing.
The scene outside is placid.
The tree quietly intact.
The transformer hangs, solid.
The air, clear, smells like fall.
Across the sky I see
different kinds of birds
flying in various directions,
or landing, or merely
hopping about pecking the ground.
I see bees buzz
bouncing among the blossoms…
The sound is gone.
But the mystery seems to have expanded
beyond me and even my environment,
expanded to the point
of no point.

 

Hey It’s a New Dawn

MDR Sunrise Photo by Willi BrownHowdy! This is Willi Brown checking back in with the world wide webs. It’s a wonder that this kooky experiment in technical connectedness has survived despite the best efforts of the Soviets and the Chinese and the NSA to wreck it for everyone else! I know that I’m probably going to take a lot of flak for that comment… but it’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt.

Anyway, just kicking down a road again…

Bandcamp Hoh!

ScenicRoute_CD_Cover_Redux_700x700My record, “Scenic Route”, is now available as my first offering on Bandcamp! Still sounding fresh and funky and like I might’ve once been a few kinds of drugstore cowboy, this collection of a dozen SONGS is sure to please your inner hustler!

Sporting a new cover image – includes lyrics and a little snarky note about each track. Scenic Route Hoh!

big bang

OM – the ancient howl
thunder beat – heat
clang and dumb, the time sound
hot persistent beneath
the tiny murmurs of secret heads
shuffling past with small concern
of the immediate preceding
succeeding
moments
yes, the little now
so stack them up
yes, pause and rise up
and consider all this
smallness multiplied
and you can’t, can you?
it’ll overwhelm you, won’t it?
the immense hope and regret
expanding ever outward…
is the big bang

april 2003
Las Vegas probably poolside…