Leo — fun poem! Since I started paying closer attention to poetry I’ve been amazed at how often birds show up.
The bird name that always makes we twitter a bit is “Bushtit,” poor things.
Leo, I shared your poem w a birding friend, who responds thus: “Haha very good. Though not to snipe or grouse about the poet’s Hudsonian godwit, but when it comes to birds that sound like diseases, the Zitting Cisticola would like to have a word…”
Róbert, enjoyed your post on Westerns today, and the connection to the films you look at in your book.
DRO&I: looks like the supply chain of consciousness alighted on us both today. Great post.
Xicano: until the spools fall off.
Yeah, something triggered us.
I really had nothing. As Xicano says, I was hoping for something of significance and got hit with the metric system thing and our want for complexity beyond out capabilities. I’ve always been wary of our situation of comfort in a fragile capitalistic society that is set to explode. It’s why I left LA 13 years ago… water.
Imagine being in LA when the water gets cut off for some reason. When Arnold was governor he warned that all it will take is a moderate earthquake and the water stops flowing in California’s also fragile water distribution system. I wouldn’t want to be there when it happens. And it will happen.
Thanks for going deeper, and pointing out more of the irony of our culture. Yes, if you want to sell a cure, first sell the disease, the suffering.
JVC: Very good post today, sir. Enjoyed it. Your pages always look great too, no matter which machine you use. Looks like your Olympia Splendid might have the same 11 pitch as my SM9.
Linda in DC, I loved your post. The Great Northern paper too. But especially your post.
@Linda: I meant the Northern Pacific paper. Been a long day. Stay safe, OK.
Profbulman & H@M: I’m working on a longer version: Bushtit, Zitting Cisticola…I thought that was a fizzy drink? And I’m trying to sell a film idea to that young wannabe, Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfeather…
Just realised The Godfeather was done already by the Simpsons. Damn!
The Simpsons beat everyone to everything!