Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sonnet 7

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There is no single pitch, no single sound.
Everything we hear is atomic.
Sound as we know it is overtone.
Atoms playing pool in the inner ear.
All sound is like the sound of ocean waves.
All sound comes to us in concert.
I never understood how waves make sound --
the ocean mass, the rush of waves
across wind, the dull, loud multi-pitched
throb of the living ocean below,
screams torn from their throats,
trampling each other.
They were beautiful.
They were waiting in line for someone to say so.

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