Porpoises

Porpoises by Wm Baldwin June 24, 2011
Porpoises want what we have:
Breathing on demand,
The ability to stand on land,
Clap five fingered hands
And sing
Here fishie, fishie, fishie,
That and access to tide charts
And sun tan creams
Plus the means
To buy and sell
Both land and sea.
There may be more.
Who can say with certainty.
In all things wild
There is a less than human inscrutability
You know as well as me,
It’s hard to judge them by their smiles.

First Recording Session

Here are some pictures from the first recording session for the Unpainted South CD. Rutledge Leland on the mandolin and accoustical guitar. Mindy Burgin vocals and accoustical guitar. Songs by me and Mindy, Arrangements by Rut. Photo

The CD accompanies the new Poetry book being published by the Evening Post Press, The Unpainted South with Bud Hill and me out on Aug 15.