Over the two years after the Gitter album, JA wrote another two dozen songs. These were all to go on the Sonic Paint album, but squeezing that many songs onto a single album had it's problems. The solution was to collate the softer and more lyric oriented songs onto a second but related album called Sonic Poetry. The covers of these paired albums feature the wing of a monarch butterfly who hatched within the JA household family room. You'll see it's soon-to-hatch cocoon on the CD labels. It was a tender family moment as our butterfly took off toward the south first flying high into the sky. Would a bird quickly gobble it up? Not likely. Monarch catepillars feed on milkweed, which make them, by design, taste horrible. Ah, better living through chemistry.