On Writing

Poem 84 – Oh, but the voice!

Oh, but the voice!

“I said it out loud again, and even though it disappeared, I knew what I said had become a sound in the world.” pg. 104, Edge of the World, from How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

the body
a shape held in a shade of skin
things soft & hard
moving & still inside – tangible
a vessel in the world

Oh, but the voice!
a soul transmission
vibrational grand jete
divine reception of waves

clinging to bark
tickling elbows
seeping into skin & psyche

Oh but the voice!
your sound in the world
alive & thundering

Thank you, Erinn, for introducing me to ‘How to Pronounce Knife’ by Souvankham Thammavongsa. This is a collection of short stories that is blowing my mind. Perhaps you’ll read it too? What are you reading?

One thought on “Poem 84 – Oh, but the voice!

  1. Great Vanessa! Indeed, it’s the poet’s voice that matters! And your voice is amazing!

    Sent from my iPad



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