the planetary gearset
gears slotted for input, output, or stationary
a solar system of teeth
their orbits or stilled motion
a reverberation of circles
A car idles. A car idles in the distance, this air both fresh and burned.
The main jet operates in the same simple float-bowl, passes through
When the vacuum creates a low bleed well past an idle air,
When the emulsified idle transfer, a separate passage connected
When the lean-best is introduced into the upstream.
The tailor below, the easiest one.
How rich or lean the idle circuit, open slightly.
The smaller idle air bleed, a larger air bleed,
The bottom of the idle well.
The primary source.
These two pieces are excerpts from a longer work-in-progress, "Atlas Peripatetic (song for a morning walk)." Inspired by a soundwalk along the route of my morning commute, each chapter corresponds to a segment of the walk and takes as its starting point one, or several, of over 1200 sounds logged during a six-month period.
For my research I'm looking at watershed aesthetics, Gary Snyder, Rebecca Solnit, Lucy Lippard, Lawrence Buell, Guy Debord, Richard Long, various histories of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and more. I also use maps and diagrams quite a bit.