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Jose Padua: On the Revolutionary Properties of Sound and Speech

Silence is the edge of everything that makes sound;
the slicing tone of the violin is preceded
by a pushing back of the border
of everything that is not that tone.
The saxophone’s squeal punches holes
in the numb hush of space
while the banging of drums builds
a cloud of rhythm that stillness
can never enter.
When they come at us
with the blunt flash of their bullets
and other flying death machines
let us not suffer in silence
nor lay down our instruments and be meek.
Let every stark tower tremble
from the force of our sounds
and other forms of sharp speech.
Let us speak of impractical things.

Copyright 2016 Jose Padua

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Photograph by Jose Padua

One comment on “Jose Padua: On the Revolutionary Properties of Sound and Speech

  1. triciaknoll
    December 5, 2016

    Lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

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