a sound

a sound

A Poem by Lydia


photo by ellie cashman



there is a sound loss makes
one that only a few can hear
it cuts through the air like a a knife through butter
a medley of might-have-beens
with a crescendo played on rusted piano keys
operatic voices try, but can not sing the words
if indeed they were even written

sotto voce to most....just out of earshot
and yet to me it is pulsating, thumping, vibrating
a forte bellowing into my very soul
a rush of air
deflating my balloon of hope
blowing petals into the wind
yes i have heard the sound loss makes

© 2019 Lydia


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It's been 5 months since I lost my best friend, and I'm still tethered to the day he died. The sound of his loss resonates through my life like a clock ticking...pulsating with the very beat of my heart. He surges through me, like the wind...yes, I have heard the sound loss makes.

Compelling and most beautiful. Thank you, Lydi!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Months Ago

((((Kelly))))) so sorry for your loss. Those who have loved have felt loss. Unfortunately we are l.. read more



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I experience loss most every day... as I miss the warmth of
a sunny day... but then when it comes to the loss of a friend
or loved one... it never goes away and I become melancholy
as life slips through portals of enlightenment... I can only pray.
"deflating my balloon of hope... blowing petals into the wind".
Beautiful poetry... listening to the sound loss makes. Softly, Pat


Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Months Ago

"Portals of enlightenment"....what a great phrase, Pat. I appreciate your lovely review. Thank you.. read more
Beautifully written, excellent job.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much. Lydi*
Oh, those sounds! For me, it's usually music, what was playing when I received the phone call or a message of a lost loved one. And, those songs never sound the same, whether piano, guitar, horn or something else. There's a cutting note in each line here, and the sound resonates for all who know loss.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Months Ago

Thanks so much for your empathetic review. Lydi*
i have heard it several times...and it is the loudest silence ever....and each has his or her own muted words to sing.
beautifully sad...
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Jacob. Lydi**
Loss is tangible to the hearts like sound to the ears. They both resonate through and through. I love how you connect both to that concept. Air and wind carry those blown petals and memories echo to the last breath. Marvelous Lydia....

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Lydia

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Sami. Lydi**
Sami Khalil

4 Months Ago

You are welcome Lydi.
Loss is an echo that resonates with the soul, and it's a sound that we know too well and far too often.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Months Ago

Indeed. Thank you, Linda. Lydi**
Photo and words. Amazing. The words were soft/easy and they hold great meaning. Thank you dear Lydia for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Lydia

4 Months Ago

John, thank you very much for the lovely review. Lydi**
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Lydia.
It's been 5 months since I lost my best friend, and I'm still tethered to the day he died. The sound of his loss resonates through my life like a clock ticking...pulsating with the very beat of my heart. He surges through me, like the wind...yes, I have heard the sound loss makes.

Compelling and most beautiful. Thank you, Lydi!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Months Ago

((((Kelly))))) so sorry for your loss. Those who have loved have felt loss. Unfortunately we are l.. read more

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