November 4, 2009

Sound Poem No.1 - On the Kindness of New Yorkers

I might not have noticed the Honey Locust seed pods dangling above the sidewalk if an elegantly clad New Yorker toting a Saks Fifth Avenue bag had not reached up to pluck one off a branch.

As I shook a limb to capture the seed pods rattling, a stranger stepped up and offered to take over, enabling me to concentrate on my video making. The man's actions expressed not only kindness, but a willingness to participate in my unexplained venture.

©2009 John Nordell


David Frazier said...

Anonymous said...

Yes, we loved it. Sound, color, light, and rhythm. Rod and Joan

Benjy Swett said...

I like the way it shakes and rattles.