Thursday, August 10, 2006

MAD SONG/WINDY DAY

One afternoon I was sitting in the hills outside Santa
Fe with three or four dogs. It was very hot, very
still, and the dogs were sacked out.

At one moment, and almost as one, the dogs sat up,
perked their ears, and started moving their heads
around. A few seconds later I heard a sound like surf
moving in the distance; and then, after a few more
seconds watched the pinon and juniper catch a breeze
as a wind swept over and past us. The dogs barked
after the wind and chased its tail but couldn't catch
it; and then, once again, it was very hot, very still.

The dogs settled down, but I was hyper-alert, and felt
like a multitude of spirits had just stampeded past.

Here's what came of those moments...

MAD SONG/WINDY DAY

Hushhhh…….

Whatever message wind might carry

do not listen
do not listen

Wind can make you crazy
make you crazy
make you crazy

hee hee hee hee hee hee hee
hee hee hee hee hee

Samiel
Chinook
Sirocco

ho ho ho
ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho

Crazy flower in the garden
Crazy tree in the yard
Crazy girl in the meadow
eyes of diamond, listened closely, heard the secret

hee hee hee
hee hee

follow me…follow me

Harmittan
Khamsen
Tramatane

wind came
brought the rain
knows your name

insane…insane

Mistral
Bise
Monsoon

make you swoon
make you swoon

Crazy koyot in the mountains
Crazy cows in the barn
Crazy owls in the desert
Crazy chickens on the farm

listened closely, heard the secret, run in circles

follow me…

hee hee hee
hee hee
hee hee hee hee
hee hee hee

Hushhhhhh……

Samiel
Simoon
Harmittan
Khamsen
Chinoook
Monsoon
Mistral
Bise
Tramatane
Levanter
Sirocco

ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee

listen…listen…listen…listen…listen…listen

Crazy children in the playroom
make you crazy
make you crazy

Crazy grown-ups in their cars
follow me
follow me

Crazy women in the kitchen
do not listen
do not listen

Crazy men in the bars
follow me follow me
follow me follow me

Whatever message wind might carry...

Hush……

listen.

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