Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Poem a Day for November - Day 14: When Sounds Fail

Two weeks in! Yay! Today's poem is part of dVerse Poets Pub's American Sentence challenge. Basically an American Sentence (coined by Allen Ginsberg) is kinda like a haiku, in that it has 17 syllables, but are not broken down into 3 lines, instead they are one continuous line. At the begining of November I got Laryngitis so I could not talk, just observe & write. So that was kind of this inspiration of this poem. I hope you like it! Let me know what you think! :-)




When Sounds Fail

Although I could write a novel for you, I stutter when you’re around.

Oceans between us, phones won’t work, but I’ll send you a letter instead.

Incapable of uttering a single sound, will I write to you.


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33 comments:

  1. hey i would take a letter...not too many letters flying these days, sadly...i like the smell that comes with them too...smiles. and the personal touch of the missive in our own handwriting...

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    1. I'm right there with you. Typed and hand-written words can very, very different indeed! :-)

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad! & thanks for all of your support! :-)

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  3. Although I write haiku I don't think I can write these. Very good job Katie

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    1. I didn't think I would be able to either, it took a little bit of time for sure! I'm sure you'd do an awesome job! Thanks!! :-)

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  4. These are very touching....and really VERY loving.

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  5. Katie - really wonderful - loved the stutter in the first - very nice. What part of SW MO? I live on Table Rock near Reeds Spring and Cape Fair. K

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    1. Thank You!! :-) We don't live far at all, I'm in Springfield.

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  6. Really well done - I love them all ~ Congrats on your writing ~

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  7. I understand this. Writing is easier for me too - much rather write a letter than speak on the phone when circumstances are difficult...
    Anna :o]

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    1. I'm right there with you! Definitively more of a writer than a talker. :-)

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  8. I love how the last sentence is a statement rather than a question. So well done.

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  9. That must have been an awful state to be in.

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    1. It was kinda tough, but interesting for sure. :-)

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  10. I too prefer to writer, rather than expressing myself in spoken word. Well-penned. I loved the innocence of first statement. :-)
    -HA

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    1. Very much so, writing is usually always my preference. Thank you! :-)

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  11. ccccan't stutter in a letter, or cccan I?
    These "sound-failure" solutions are marvelous.

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    1. Oh, you can indeed!! Thank you! :-)

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  12. How intriguing - how we love our written word and you have placed yours beautifully. Gggood Jjjjjob Katie ;-)

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  13. awww nice...esp. loved the first one....could write a novel but stuttering when he's around...oh i know this feel so very very well...smiles

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  14. I would say these constitute "The Sounds of Silence" - there are a lot of people who find talking painful. I have a friend who likes to have company but converses by email. She just finds the intimacy of conversation too disturbing and invasive but she's fine writing down her thoughts and ideas. I think you capture all these things brilliantly!

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  15. Writing is not too bad, but a frustrating state to be in. Love the oceans

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  16. Great sentences about longing and feelings....that paint a picture for us

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  17. The last one is my favorite. Hope you got your voice back :)

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  18. Like the progression on writing! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  19. I so know the feeling of being able to write a novel for someone but find it hard saying the words......these are great!

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  20. I like the first one very much. It has that active twist, a contrast of ways to communicate, to get you thinking.

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