Foreseeing the change we cause to be in the world.
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Hoover Dam

The mere transcription of a postpoem sent on 29 July 2017 in the form of a poem  written directly on a vintage postcard with an image of the Hoover Dam. The poetry was composed onthe 37th birthday of its author, Elizabeth Aamot. The artifact is a recording of the performance of the poem in the postpoet's conscious attention and transmits transparent gravity to its recipient, a fellow participant in the August Poetry Postcard Festival.

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

29 July 2016

We can hold back so much.

Mitigate raw power, regulate natural flow.

For whose benefit do we

build walls that will outlast us all?

Did we ever ask the river’s consent?

It trickles now, reroutes. Avoids

our turbines, floats over as clouds.

In Las Vegas, the lights will still

shine for a while. Atop the mass

of concrete, an eternal code:

a map of stars.

                                              ~Elizabeth Aamot, postpoet

HOOVER DAM  (Highest Dam in the World)

Constructed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. Located on the Colorado River at the Nevada-

Arizona Boundary.

Dimensions of Dam:

Height..............727 Feet

Crest................1180 Feet Long

Crest................45 Feet Thick

Base................650 Feet Thick

Intakes...........395 Feet High