A Self Portrait in Sound

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Original image via Fe Ilya.
This month, I will be (sporadically) participating in Blogtember with Jenni. The prompt for today was a self portrait. This is a poem I wrote back in 2005, and recently reworked/updated. I hope you enjoy.


A Self Portrait in Sound

I am a symphony,
a harmonic cacophony –

the sound of laughter
of pages rustling, turning
of a camera shutter
and typing keys

the sound of a pen whirring over the lines
and ink scraped across a screen
a piano tinkling
coffee dripping

the sound of a tear slipping down a cheek
of the muscles stretching into a smile

the sound of the ocean

the sound of the wind

the sound of flight

the sound of miles passing as the tires turn
a door opening
chocolates unwrapped
a dog snoring

the sound of differences accepted
of things unspoken
my mother’s joys
my lover’s sighs –

I am every note.


What would be some of the sounds in your self portrait?

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I know, I know. That’s a bit of a broad topic for a favorite, but bear with me. I did a study abroad there for 6 months during college, and recently a friend made on that trip was in town and it got me thinking and reminiscing and looking through photos. It’s hard to express just how much I LOVED my time over there. Suffice to say I was seriously considering not coming back to the States (obviously, I did). I have never connected so much with a place. Don’t get me wrong, the people are great, too, and laid […]

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