Ohio
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I grew up in Ohio, and really enjoyed this look back. Although I don't really remember much detail from my formative years, I did hang around the Ohio river sometimes, and this all seems to fit.



(04-26-2020, 01:00 AM)Miley Wrote:  Recall what's folded in this river valley:
honeysuckle, salt factories, glaciers
somewhere, the tallest tree, elsewhere, the smallest.
What slow sound folds within the trees: I might not use the word "fold" here, because then fold would be used only to describe the river valley, until the last mention of fold within sounds
capillary action, water, turning 
heartwood, call and response.


What's folded in this river valley:
chest beating personas, boys and girls seeking ways out
and ways indoors or windows
snake skins languishing silver on muddy banks,
a choir singing: steamboats, locomotives, 
crickets, and lawnmowers.  


Recall recall recall
what's folded in this river valley:
forgotten memorials, dead languages 
suspended on signpost in public parks, 
words like, Ohiyo, Miami, or Shawnee.


Recall glaciers splitting the heads of mountainsglaciers suicide-diving to the sea. 
Recall cars driving through Route 50, Bridgetown, Dogtrot,  Zion.


What's folded in this river valley:
honeysuckle, salt factories, glaciers
somewhere, the largest sound, elsewhere, the smallest.
And folded within a sound: the channels, the sediment,  here the word fold introduced for "sounds" for the first time might have more punch at describing layers within layers ... but I'm not an expert
the taste, and the runoff. 
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Messages In This Thread
Ohio - by Miley - 04-26-2020, 01:00 AM
RE: Ohio - by Todd - 04-26-2020, 05:41 AM
RE: Ohio - by Wjames - 05-07-2020, 12:57 PM
RE: Ohio - by JaggedEdge - 05-12-2020, 12:57 PM
RE: Ohio - by ComposerMike - 05-14-2020, 10:27 AM



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