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DIPPER FALLS, Artemisia Place, Eagle Cap Wildernesspoem NORWEGIAN SPRUCE http://bit.ly/X9zpk2 LISTEN to Norwegian Spruce, a long-line sonnet, a piece about the trees that give us the wood for the soft, resonant, tops of violins […] So we listen. We Experiment. We send rockets into the depths of space with Recordings of Bach etched in gold. Is there anyone out there  might know? Might know this spirit of a sound that ripens Slowly, deep roots in rock, that holds the stars, of 10,000 nights? mp3 http://bit.ly/PO7RPurrecorded w/ the natural acoustics of high winterin the Eagle Caps, w/ coyote a chorus in background…[NOTE: Norwegian spruce (Picea abies) is the signature species of the High Alps. Since the time of Stradivari & Vivaldi (c. 1720), spruce has been used to the tops of instruments. There is a beautiful complementarity—of vowel and consonant, feminine and masculine, yin and yang—composed right into the wood of the instrumentwith soft spruce front, and hard maple back.

DIPPER FALLS, Artemisia Place,
Eagle Cap Wilderness
poem NORWEGIAN SPRUCE
http://bit.ly/X9zpk2


LISTEN to Norwegian Spruce, a long-line sonnet,
a piece about the trees that give us the wood
for the soft, resonant, tops of violins

[…] So we listen. We Experiment.
We send rockets into the depths of space with
Recordings of Bach etched in gold. Is there anyone out there
might know? Might know this spirit of a sound that ripens
Slowly, deep roots in rock, that holds the stars, of 10,000 nights?

mp3 http://bit.ly/PO7RPur
recorded w/ the natural acoustics of high winter
in the Eagle Caps, w/ coyote a chorus in background…

[NOTE: Norwegian spruce (Picea abies) is the signature species
of the High Alps. Since the time of Stradivari & Vivaldi (c. 1720),
spruce has been used to the tops of instruments. There is a beautiful complementarity—of vowel and consonant, feminine and masculine,
yin and yang—composed right into the wood of the instrument
with soft spruce front, and hard maple back.