Welcome, listener! Here is a 50-second recording of my own poem in my own voice.
POEM BY TEE ZEEHAN
To see the text of this poem, and to learn more about its composition, read the first comment to this “Convoy” blog post.
TEXT OF POEM by TEE ZEEHAN
a pair of immaculate titan
white wings destined
turbines rising fifty
……………..each prone, long
as its flat bed
truck peeling down the mountain
nets nor tarps to veil
porpoise-slick rims parting
the currents of
…………………..as if bound
the ankle of a goddess
carved by Bartholdi
POET’S STATEMENT — I composed this poem after watching huge wind turbine wings being transported on trucks along Interstate 90 — the first time I’ve ever seen such a convoy. Three wings were being moved, but in this poem I focus on only two for the sake of the “ankle” imagery. What fact did I leave out of this poem? The fact that the convoy was being chaperoned by police cars and other vehicles. The “goddess / carved by Bartholdi” evokes The Statue of Liberty — maybe as tall as a wind turbine — whether or not that statue is made of marble, or has wings on her ankles.
Such grace and grandeur! First the link to the flawless recording and then the fitting comparison to the statue of liberty! I even warm to the cool gray background color of the site. And feel completely at home on I90 and its various visions! Thank you.
Beautiful, Therese! Perfectly captures the experience of the artifact and its mode of transportation. Such grace!
Very nice poem.
a voice can do as much as the moon
curtains wave before the moon
your voice passes by
Thanks, Alan Casline 10/30/2012
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