Four Meditative Sonnets: Sound, Voice, Paper, Breath

For Peter Elbow

1.
multitudes
of whisperings
Platonic kisses
transcend
themselves
outlines
of sound
voices
traces
shaping
air
rising
disappear
nothingness

2.
nature
knowing
begins
in breath
there is
something
inside
breath
there is
something
outside
breath
there is
nothing

3.
teeth
lips
semblance
seeming
distilled
in these
high
vanishing
sounds
these
wisps
hints
of other
existences

4.
rhythmic beings
aural planes
where ghosts
mystical lisps
might live
other lives
presences
speech
these rustlings
so much
like rippling
thought
gathering
air

 

Steven B. Katz

About Steven B. Katz

In addition to scholarly books and articles, and a chapbook of poetry “Nana!”, Steven B. Katz has published poems in Pembroke Magazine, South Carolina Review, Southern Poetry Review, College Composition and Communication, Pre/Text, Postmodern Culture, European Judaism (London) Obsidian
III: Black Literature in Review, The Raleigh News and Observer, Free Verse, Continental Drift, Archives of Family (AMA), Voices: Journal of the American Academy of Psychotherapy, Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Star*Line: Magazine of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and Jacar Press 
volumes, as well as in Elohi Gadugi. Steve is the R. Roy and Marnie Pearce Professor of Professional Communication, as well as a Fellow of the Rutland Institute for Ethics, at Clemson 
University.
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