that is the sound.

1.20.2015


Tears caught in your throat
and a catch in your voice
that is the sound of breathing.

A phony falsetto
with a giggle bubbling underneath
that is the sound of singing.

A stirring in your heart
and a fluttering of weak wings
that is the sound of freedom.

The bleating of newborn lambs

and the squirting of cold milk
into your wide-open mouth
that is the sound of childhood.

Tank tops air-drying on the terrace
the sun sweeping its rays down low
and back up again
that is the sound of summer.

The taste of words on your lips
strains of their lifeless and half-formed melody
that is the song of imagination.


I neither have a preface nor an epilogue for this one. I think I'll just leave it at this.

38 comments :

  1. Aw, how beautiful!
    -Lauren <3

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  2. This. Is. Perfect. What a beautiful poem!!!

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  3. Eeeee, how is this so beautiful, Arushee!?!?! <3 I love it so much.

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  4. wow, arushee! this is
    just soooo good <3

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  5. I absolutely positively love this ♥♥

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  6. You should totally publish this!!!!! <3

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  7. So uplifting. Light words, deep meaning!

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Thank you, Morning! I'm glad you liked it :)

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  8. Nice poem! I always appreciate poets, because I am certainly NOT one:) Great image for inspiration as well!

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  9. I love poems so much and this one was a really great read :)

    SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE ALICE.

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  10. Melancholy but beautiful, Arushee. You have a way with words, m'dear.

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    1. Oh, that is so sweet of you! Thank you so much

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  11. Beautiful! You are talented with words. :)

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  12. Really good poem! Love your blog too, looks really cute and girly. :)
    http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com Isabella x

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  13. Stop being so perfect, Arushee!

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  14. You really know how to stir up some emotion! <3 Keep up the amazing work!

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