Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry

Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry
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Friday, August 1, 2008

Here Comes the Sun


AH SUNFLOWER!

Moved by
Heliotropism,
confined
within the pulvinus,
only a change
in turgor pressure.

Or is it
Consciousness
that frees the sunflower
to turn its head
and follow
the daily path of the sun?

How many
turgors
trigger ions
to make a hand withdraw from fire,
or a heart crave love,
or a spirit strive?

Our lives in the flux of
earth's teeming consciousness -
What is the beat of the sunflower's dance?
What is the mode of the mountain's song?
Where do our cadences begin?
How far off are they felt?