Lay for the Day 21st
Thomas Edison announced his invention of a phonograph or talking
machine on this day in 1877.
the book of Praises:
Take the heavy base of the
squeezed from a long-gone-underground jungle,
simmer, mix and cool it, mould and brand it
with the fine labyrinthine groove that goes
through darkness to silence, counter-clockwise.
Find an old man banging his
music-box with a dying fall, and kids
shouting to shake their elders approval
down like peaches, who would be studs and kings.
Make a million of a few moments,
winding notched spirals through our memory;
build monuments of breath from a short-lived
addict emptying his lungs and spirit
into tintinnabulating alloy.
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