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


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


image via deja vu




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