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The Time Signature of Night

Sep 30, 2018

CricketThe crickets sing their evening chord

the levels of their throats

what note

is that?

High pitched hum

lovely thrum,

the lovely sound of night.

 

I don’t want to lay among them in the grass,

among their bulging eyes

and bony legs

and sawing jaws.

But the sound of all that rubbing

and throating

gives me pause.

 

Different pitches, different paces,

up in trees or different places

calms me from my window.

 

Sending up their song from dewy grass

from tree trunks

and flower petals like painted glass

 

Staghorn sumac and sunflower face

is this where the Tuvans’ throat

singing learned its place?

 

Photo of cricket by Naveen Mathew
Wikimedia Commons, (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Kimmy Sophia BrownKimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.

She writes the column "From the Back Porch" as well as reviews of music in her column "MusicViews". Her goal in her music reviews is to introduce music she loves to people who may not have heard that particular artist or CD. For information about how to submit a CD for review, click here.

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