Daily Archives: August 22, 2014

Wider

Originally posted 2/26/2011.  

Most experiences make you deeper.  This one makes you wider.  — from the original liner notes of “Are You Experienced?”

The world broke
into songs
of falling pieces

played loud, tuned
to fragmentation
and eventual reassembly.

“This one makes
you wider,”
said the liner notes.

There still hasn’t been
enough Hendrix
in the air.

We still
lie on our floors,
listening,

certain the next time 
it’ll happen.
This isn’t nostalgia

but re-creation, a second chance
at getting it right
the first time.

Maybe only his world
expanded?  We’re going
to have to listen again

to his boundaries
and our memories
to decide if maybe

we can hear there
a new dawn
rising.