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Tom
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 Let It Be Spoken

Post by Tom » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:11 am

 Let It Be Spoken

Post to this thread audio readings of your own poems!  

Let us hear what you sound like!! We’re dying to hear you, and you know you want to.

MP3, links to SoundCloud, or whatever other platform, embed it, link it, whatever - this is an audio thread only. Lets make it work!  So dust off your reading voice, chappies!

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Re:  Let It Be Spoken

Post by Mark » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:50 pm

I'll have a go. Soundcloud sucks - the poem is followed by utter crap music but anyway -

https://soundcloud.com/user-324037476/b ... -and-chaos
 

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Re:  Let It Be Spoken

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:50 pm

Mark -- that is incredible.  I was expecting your wonderful poetry voice and was still blown away.  I wasn't expecting the depth of this piece, its power.  I also wasn't expecting the duet, which works perfectly, even grander, I might say.  Kudos to you and the mystery woman for an incredible piece of art.

Bravo!

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Re:  Let It Be Spoken

Post by Colm Roe » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:55 am

Very impressive Mark. 

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Re:  Let It Be Spoken

Post by Mark » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:31 pm

Thanks guys, very kind. The mystery woman is Keri, of course. ;) I did record a bunch of stuff a whiles back which I'll use for participation here. The work wheel is spinning up again, I have three overlapping projects coming on stream so time will be minimal. For interest, here's the written version.

Butterflies and chaos

 For my black year of blistered days
 and rage, the clouds paused                
 and trickled sand dunes
 slowly in glass hours.

  Shift
  In her secret moon-shadow shack  
  I paid the wise woman with love
  and potatoes to splay the cards
  and touch stardust to my eyes.
      
   The death factor as a vector of fate
   in the draconic sky-wheeled zodiac
   indicated a cynical shepherd’s sly
   gambit at the north node’s gate.

    'I don’t really understand, Charmaigne.'  
    'This is what God wants you to do.'
    'And what is that?'
    'Be a healer.'
  
     What me, with some minor mojo chance
     talent, cavorting as a counterfeit shaman?
     Because my imprinted woman abandoned
     me, falling to the pain of God’s stab-hand?
          
      Cast adrift to consider the cosmic sea
      amidst ghost-faces lifted to breathe,
      riding on waves of mortal silence
      echoing from an abstract portal.

       Tears alone are a tide that swims upstream
       and time is but a wheel of passing seasons.
       On a crack-flash night of lightning strikes
       I stood outside and offered God my deal.

        Motion
        Resigned, to ride a muddy red motorcycle
        down vintage lanes, with amethyst, oil and
        wine, and other props and things of healing
        slung across my back in an army patrol bag.

         By misty yellow streetlight, paper numbers
         manifest a wooden door. Percussive knuckles
         send sound waves. Causality spreads, rippling
         vibrations no less swift than a chance reflection. 

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Re:  Let It Be Spoken

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:43 pm

I suspected Keri, but who knows about the Cha's  :D

Thanks for posting the poem -- I was going to ask, but know that it is your call what part of the art you chose to share.

After reading it, after hearing it, I strongly advise you submit it in the MSPF Poet Laureate thread.  It very much belongs there.  With whatever other poem you deem appropriate.  Again -- time is short for that posting, so get to it.  :D

Sorry real life is interfering for you, but we understand. Thanks for being in thus far, and as frequently as you can pop back in, great.

Cheers, Mark.

T


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Re:  Let It Be Spoken

Post by Colm Roe » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:05 am

Wow Tim, that's nice.
It's amazing how inflection pulls a two dimensional (on paper) poem into four dimensions.
 

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Re:  Let It Be Spoken

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Re:  Let It Be Spoken

Post by Colm Roe » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:31 am

Love this Mark.
Its demotion to Dwarf Planet pissed me off, I can see their point...but I think they could have made an exception in Pluto's case. 
'Baby cakes'  :lol:  

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