Typewriter Rodeo: Wind

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Jodi EgertonOctober 20, 2017 9:30 am,

In which we praise alternative energy sources. And alternative alternative energy sources.


The mighty turbines wave in the distance

Picking up the tiniest hint of a breeze

Spinning, all torque and tension

Constant motion unless the airflows cease

Energy, corralled, converted, contained

The dance of cloud and sky

Jet streams weave through Texas nights

Storm caps hold pressure on high

We use the wind to power our homes

To flood our streets with light

The winds of west Texas bring energy to the Gulf

And help keep us partying at night

But on, if the turbines aren’t spinning enough

If the skies are so calm and clean

Well, I know how to power our homes with homemade methane

Yes, the winds power created…from beans.