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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