Robert Hayden carefully intertwines the visual and sonic senses in his poetry, setting striking images to meticulously crafted poetic music.
We value a musician's completed compositions, technical virtuosity, or the ability of a performer to express emotion. But what about the value of listening?
I've always fixated on sounds, isolating them, meditating to the gurgling rush of the heater, the wetness of feet unsticking from the floor, the mingling of exhales . . .
If the ideas presented within a song relate to the form of the song itself, how would the meaning or interpretation of the song change if it was recycled into a new media?
"My time in Normandy was engulfed in sound, and I constantly found myself comparing our loud, boisterous American voices to the low hum of French."
"Observation . . . enable[s] the city-dweller to be curious about the world and see urban space in a new light."