Happenstance Observation rag-pickings Sounds of Spaces and Places

Sound of the Moon


sound of the moon

silent water


Firth of Forth 31.08.17.

Now playing: Christina Vantzou – ‘Moon Drone’ from No. 3

Happenstance Observation Poetry Signs and Signifiers

The Moon Whispers



Almost fully formed, a singing light filling the sky. The temptation to climb up a ladder, over the chimneys and walk through the clouds. Like a moth, drawn towards the light.




On nights such as this, we all stop to gaze at the moon.

But the moon returns our gaze. Whispers softly to us:


In the dark, I see

a small blue planet.

Care for her well.*

The moon photographed over Fife on 27th August, 2015.

*a contribution to Ai Weiwei & Olafur Eliasson’s interactive Moon project.

Now playing: Terry Riley and Don Cherry – ‘Descending Moonshine Dervishes’ from Live Köln 1975