A Self Portrait in Sound
by Amanda J Cobb
I am a symphony,
a harmonic cacophony -
the sound of laughter
of pages rustling, turning
of a camera shutter
of typing keys
the sound of a pen whirring over the lines
a piano concerto
an audience's applause
a curtain falling
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
a cat purring
the sound of differences accepted
of things unspoken
my sisters' joys
my mother's sighs -
I am every note.
Author's Note: A self portrait in words, not charcoal. Written for a booklet I have to do for my graphic design class.
Posted on 01/18/2005
Copyright © 2020 Amanda J Cobb
|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 01/18/05 at 04:13 AM|
Beautiful piece of work, truly inspiring Amanda. Nice to read you again. :o)
|Posted by Charles E Minshall on 01/20/05 at 12:08 AM|
Good reading Amanda....Charlie
|Posted by Max Bouillet on 01/20/05 at 07:47 PM|
...and aren't we all bittersweet songs that are made up of notes we find and have been given us. Great concept expertly executed. Thanks for sharing.
|Posted by Vimal Rony on 07/27/05 at 07:23 PM|
Very refreshing and highly unique.Visualising sounds and making sound visual and relating them to things is a highly creative stuff.Kudos to you.I like imaginations which are highly creative and this certainly is one of my fav poems here.
|Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 10/23/06 at 07:18 PM|
Hi Amanda. Happy Birthday....and happy potd!!
|Posted by Joy Sy on 10/24/06 at 02:34 AM|
Love how each line evoke images and sounds of life.
|Posted by Timothy Burns on 09/24/09 at 06:45 PM|
Very visual and lovely! I am so glad that I read this today!