Friday, November 6, 2015

Turbine Rhyme

propeller blades                                                  
Wind farm along California freeway.
go round and round
air cartwheels
stuck in the ground

whirligigs twirl
in desert heat
turn, rotate, spin
repeat,
            repeat,
                          repeat



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16 comments:

Linda B said...

Love the 'air cartwheels'. These are everywhere, & I hope they are helping our energy problems! My daughter works at our Museum of Contemporary Art, & one artist at the museum a few years ago did a retrospective on the impact of wind farms, photographs, some three dimensional art and sound (repeat, repeat, repeat). It brought much to consider. Thanks Bridget, your poems always make me celebrate the many, many topics to write about.

Unknown said...

Thanks for opening my eyes, in photo and poem, to wind farm dynamics. Your words bring alive what the static photo hides. First PF poem I've said aloud, enjoying the vocal apparatus gymnastics that were involved... whirligigs did me in...God bless you! Thanks again.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

You really manage to capture a sense of these air gymnasts, Bridget. Nice job!

jama said...

What a cool thing to write about. Love the air cartwheels, and isn't whirligig the best word? :)

Liz Steinglass said...

I love this! What a great topic. Air cartwheels is perfect!

Mary Lee said...

This is a fascinating 5 minute watch -- lots of these have gone up in the area around my hometown in eastern Colorado (a place rich in wide open spaces and an abundance of wind). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84BeVq2Jm88

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Linda! I find wind farms fascinating, but I know they have mixed reviews on their effectiveness. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, CB! What an honor that my poem was heard in your home! =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Michelle! I was a gymnast all through my childhood and into college...I know the dynamics of cartwheels even if my inner ear won't allow me to do them any more. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jama! Yes, whirligig is a great word - I try to work it into my everyday conversations: "That cup of coffee caused quite a whirligig in my belly." OK, maybe not so effectively... =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Liz! Sometimes driving down the freeway inspiration for a poem hits... which is much better than a car accident. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Wow, cool video Mary Lee! 3 weeks start to finish is amazing! Those crane operators are most impressive... =)

Sally Murphy said...

Love this! We need to celebrate renewable energy bexause it's the way of the future if we want to make a better world. I love 'whirligigs'.

Author Amok said...

The phrase "air cartwheels" caught my eye. We have some of these windmills near us, but none as large as the one in your photo.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Sally! Yes, renewable energy is so important and fun to describe with words like whirligig! =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Laura! The picture is of just one "farm" on one side of the freeway. They go on for miles. =)

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