The Gurdon Light appears along the railroad tracks, five miles outside Gurdon, Arkansas. According to the oral history, the light represents the lantern of a headless railwayman, hunting for his head. In the doorways of perception, one can see round, colorful lights, hovering in mid-air, above the tracks, on clear nights. In the realm of metaphor,
one wanders the lonely railway, looking for illumination.
If you’d like to know more, read this:
I have seen the light, and find it liberating.
A version of this song without Zikweb’s wonderful beats, titled “Gurdon Light” is located at: