Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry

Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

W.A.A. Award

I'm pleased to announce that in the recent juried show at the Washington Art Association, my photograph, "Made in America" won 2nd place and a cash prize. Information about the show can be found at:



Upstream Music


They fall, 
gather in puddles, over
flow into rills 
and creeks, 
runnels and freshets,
minnows and frogs,
beetles and waterbugs,
scarabs and butterflies, 

they tumble down cataracts, 
cascade along brooks and bubbling 
streams that wind through woods and meadows before 
becoming rivers surging white in spring rains, racing, spilling over 
where they pause.

In deep pools where trout lurk
they carry on the fugal singing
ever downstream
or along the gulf stream
or upswept
in an airstream 
in fogs and clouds and drops of rain
born at thirty-two feet per second per second.

As they fall they gain momentum
surge and coarse through
the industries of our kind
and whirling gusts 
in the maelstrom of
whatever's next.
We are their children
and long to honor them
as we desecrate their shores.