erased tapes

(a perceptive approach)


timbral pal
……-ette and harm
-ony not
our rock(y)
background was
a full-length contemp(t)

-orary dance, a tentative
step into sound
………………….(off track).

i was a self-taught painist,
you had an affection for the
but not the song.

the scale of lumiere
was ex
………..-p a n s i v e;

and a few years of solo
…………pieces followed.




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4 Responses to erased tapes

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    My Shawna gives me cool word lists, from which to pull poems.
    This list was:
    Sara Lov Romagna, Italy self-taught pianist dedicated orchestral imprint
    timbral palette and harmony the scale of lumiere is expansive
    a tentative step into soundtrack choreographer full-length contemporary dance
    rock background Bella Union dream pop outfit Devics
    perceptive approach synaesthesia anniversary gala Italian farmhouse
    solo pieces affection for the instrument erased tapes Adam Wiltzie
    respective musical histories

  2. Well, I like the idea of “painist” better – in that the narrator put up with a lot of pain in this relationship.
    You had affection for the instrument but not the song – now that’s a real problem. I can see why this went solo!

  3. ihatepoetry says:

    I love the cacophony brewed up here.

  4. Opal Onyx says:

    First off, before I read the poem, I see this variation in the title: I think whatever she’s trying to erase keeps taping itself to her (as in sticky tape). She’s trying to get rid of something (or someone), and it’s just impossible. Now, to read the poem …

    Yup. I was right. 😉 I adore the way you split words apart and turn them into new words AND make perfect sense. You are such a gifted poet.

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