Kurt Philip Behm

Ames — 1967 (+1)

The country was turbulent on TV,

but not in Iowa


The ‘Times Were A Changing’ for most to see,

but not in Iowa


There was more to sound than snippets or bites,

back then in Iowa


Each voice was heard when spoken and free,

back then in Iowa


The kindling burned in most other states,

but not in Iowa


Ideals were being traded, their price was blood,

but not in Iowa


The generations still talked and listened together,

back then in Iowa


The world made more sense away from the madness

—back then in Iowa


(Dennison Iowa: June, 1980)



Liner Note


Whisking away tomorrow in a velvety breath

—to write once more


(Dreamsleep: April, 2020) 



Nearer Than Far



treading water

—the sound of the falls


(Dreamsleep: April, 2020)




  • FredPeyer

    After reading 'Ames' I wondered what the people of 1967 Ames would think of today's world.

    • Kurt Philip Behm

      Even with pictures, they would never have believed it.

      Thanks Fred.

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