Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water,
and nobody knows what that is.

–D. H. Lawrence



Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tide of Voices




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Water must flood

the mind, as in certain diseases, the walls
between the cells of memory dissolve, blur
into a single stream of voices and faces. 
I don’t know any more about this river or if

it can be cleaned of its tender and broken histories—
a tide of voices.

And this is how the dead
rise to us, transformed: wet and singing,
the tide of voices pearling in our hands.

 

Lynda Hull


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