Voice

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – July 23, 2016. Candy has given us an example of a poem by Billy Collins to inspire us to create a Shadorma:

Carry

I want to carry you
and for you to carry me
the way voices are said to carry over water.

Just this morning on the shore,
I could hear two people talking quietly
in a row boat on the far side of the lake.

They were talking about fishing,
then one changed the subject,
and, I swear, they began talking about you.

© Billy Collins

 It made me think about the visit to my mother last Sunday.

 

Voice

Talk to me

in your special voice

maternal

soft comfort

wrapping me up like water –

please don’t drift away.

 

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

 

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