Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Japanese Beetles and Zen (audio)
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Japanese Beetles and Zen
It is a place of solitude.
I, alone in after-shower contemplation,
find stillness in swirls of steam.
This is where the window is
through which I watch the clustered horde create.
They're oblivious of me, audience of one
enthralled with the beauty of metallic backs
bowed over the work of making lace
from the leaves of my lilies.
From here I see their final products:
and the art of hunger.
I had to record this about 8 times, I kept getting tongue-tied and giggling. Once, I screwed up and said, "crap!" and from that point forward all I could do is start over, giggle, start over, giggle...
Eventually I called again and I was still on the verge of giggling, so I ended up reading too fast, trying to get it all out before I started laughing again. So. This still isn't really quite how I wanted it to sound. Maybe I'll rerecord it later.