Radio Notebook

As the cold recedes farther north, thunderstorms return with all its associated electronic noises – the bane of radio enthusiasts everywhere. Visual Impact offers some consolation:


"In northen Ontario, distanced
from overwhelming city
transmissions, in the
calm of the night,
softly DXing the dial,
I can hear many voices
  from many far off cities…

Nevermind Radio Netherlands
the AM band opens like
a tattered box of junk
dusty with static
and hidden voices calling
from the…
  South-west to Toronto,
  South-east to Montreal
    and far south to Georgia…

When sounds fade to the bird-chirp dawn,
all that remains
are some notes."

Poem and photo by Visual Imapct on FLICKR
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