Friday, June 3, 2011


Adolfas Mekas, Filmmaker

September 30, 1925 – May 31, 2011

Adolfas Mekas, Hallelujah the Hills, 1963 (excerpt) from RE:VOIR on Vimeo.

photograph: ©Syd M Johnson



the great state of Vermont
with a population of 630 thousand and change
has the second smallest population next to Wyoming
in the U.S.A.
the state bird is the hermit thrush, which shows up
majestically in the poetry of both Whitman & Eliot
which isn't bad for a tropical bird found in the northern woods
of its current leadership we kick a hardcore group:
Bernie Sanders, Patrick Leahy, Peter Welch & Gov. Peter Shumlin
an added ingredient, Barack Obama as President,
and even with all that, creeps and business suits run the country
oh, by the way, Hawkeye Pierce, the Alan Alda character
from M*A*S*H, came from Vermont

*Crabapple Cove, Maine : Some interesting facts about Crabapple Cove: It doesn't exist in 'real life'! Though throughout most of the series (and the book) Crabapple Cove is mentioned as Hawkeye's hometown, in a few instances his place of origin has varied. In the year one episode 'Dear Dad', Hawkeye calls Vermont his homestate, while in the episode 'The Late Captain Pierce', Hawkeye claims that the family only has a 'summer cottage' in Crabapple Cove.