ABSTRACT: 'The Audioverses' is a dark collection of poetry which I wrote during my time between lyric writing for two bands I had performed in as vocalist. At liberty with the creation of poems in collision with growing up into my late teenage years, I decided to turn my developing philosophy into a series of struggles and illustrations through the written word, wishing to be vocal with them as what had previously driven me through performing. 'The Audioverses' are poems of one that wishes to profess in a world becoming less willing to listen, to the point of isolation.
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Take me to the river that carries your promises,
so healthy with living dreams keeping ebb and flow,
and we can know the skin’s desire.
Walk me down the banks to soak the sediments,
under the weight of the world, mere dust between toes,
are now the dreams we knew prior.
Shed me like the dying songs, strung on broken strings.
Flaking to the ground our skin entwines with silt and sand,
a love of birthing the brightest fire.
Root me with the soil then, to sprout promises to the sky,
of green-glowing open-arms, kept with scented reminisce of my light,
to fill me, when back from the world’s spire.
It’s not so mysterious it seems.
Although poems are pieces of art with dimensions reaching out visually and mentally, the rawest power it comes in is the audio medium; whether read out loud, or in the voice within your head, at your perceived pace, with your perceived tone, and so on. ‘The Audioverses’ reflects that raw power language has.
To me, the real value comes from the personality put into the writing, through the way one alone reads it, with respect to Barthes’ concept of ‘The Death of the Author’.
So, if I record one of my poems on an audio, perhaps video, track for you to hear to get an idea of how my personality purports through, which one do you think I should choose and why?
Or even, would you like to read one and show me how you read it?