by Annie Zylstra
Crickets is a three part lullaby inspired by the opening Gary Snyder poem in David Abram's book Spell of the Sensuous. It's a song-form reminder that we live in an animate world of living sentient beings who are not just there to be experienced by us, but that actually feel and experience us as well. What would a world look like that remembered and cultivated that relationship?
As the crickets soft autumn hum is to us,
so are we to the trees,
as are they to the rocks and hills.