Stephen Houpt

Caruth Park

Stephen Houpt and Chirag Gokani
Stephen Houpt


I wrote the lyrics as part of a series of urban landscape poems done on location in Dallas.  This is a scene I witnessed at a local park.  I also wrote the music.  I play a 1927 Weissenborn and sing.  Chirag Gokani plays a Fender Precision bass.


Clusters of new leaves

filter sunlight like families

of translucent children

while mothers sit like

the long curved trunks

of the circle of trees