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What Must the Hummingbird See?

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When a Hummingbird looks in our kitchen window

lyrics

Part one:

I WAS LOOKING DOWN
AND I SENSED YOU
IN THE PERIPHERY
AND I DARED TO LOOK UP
AND I SAW YOU
SHIMMERING

WINGS MOVE IMPOSSIBLY FAST
BEAK LONG THIN & MOTIONLESS
BODY GREEN THEN BLUE THE GREEN AGAIN
UNDULATING LIKE THE SEA

I’M CORRALED BY NEON
PIXILATED RAINBOWS
A DOWNLOADED WILDERNESS

I WAS LOOKING DOWN
AND I SENSED YOU
IN THE PERIPHERY
AND I DARED TO LOOK UP
AND I SAW YOU
SHIMMERING

ABOVE YOUR CHEST
A BURST OF RED
SMALL AS THE TIP OF MY THUMB
SHINES AS BRIGHT AS THE SUN

ABOVE YOUR CHEST
A BURST OF RED
SMALL AS THE TIP OF MY THUMB
SHINES AS BRIGHT AS
BRIGHT AS THE SUN
BRIGHT AS THE SUN
BRIGHT AS THE SUN
BRIGHT AS THE SUN

Part two:

We
we put
we put a feeder up
so we could watch

a week goes by amidst the stand of bamboo I see one fluttering then a few days later
just 2 feet from the feeder one hovers then darts away

“He,
he sees,
he sees us”
my husband says

What must the hummingbird see but a boat bound to land that lights up at night
and beings tall, thin and grey who move
slowly
always
putting round containers over constant blue flames

what must the hummingbird see?

credits

from My Skin Craves Soil, released February 21, 2015
written and performed by Weba Garretson & Ralph Gorodetsky.
www.garretson-gorodetsky.com

Illustration by Joe Baiza. Live animations created by Frances Garretson Recorded and mixed by Mark Wheaton at
Catasonic Studios, Echo Park California.
video by Mark Wheaton
http:www.catasonic.com

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Garretson & Gorodetsky Los Angeles, California

The process for the creation of My Skin Craves Soil, a musical theater piece about experiencing nature within the confines of the city, was fairly simple; co-creators Ralph Gorodetsky and Weba Garretson simply ventured out into Garretson’s back yard in Echo Park, observed things, and then transformed those observations into music….more www.garretson-gorodetsky.com?page_id=50 ... more

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