June 20th, 2008
Another installation of this game I play where I open iTunes, enable Shuffle, listen to the first song that comes up, and write whatever comes to mind about it.
This time I was served up a song from The Knife, off their record “Silent Shout”, called “The Captain”. I love this song — it always settles & unsettles me with its cold vistas & brittle expanse.
First, the song:
And here, a poem I wrote for it:
Spray of marbles skipping along vast mesa of chrome. Slow fanning wingspan of hungry metal owls sweeping over stone. A long thunder, away. Measured avalanche of straw, sand & aluminum upon meadows of magenta blossom. Old indigo geysers, dusted with crimson flakes. Gray coral spiking up from pink ponds. The distant throaty lowing of beasts.
C. Way/ SnailCrow.com © 2008
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