Is it Lost in Translation? The Writer asks the Reader.

lostintranslation

 

I hear my voice
when I read
when I write
words traipsing slowly
across my tongue
and settling in my mind
and I wonder – can you hear it
or is it lost in translation?
Can you hear the drawl
or the stilted expression
the gasp of breath
at the beginning
the slow exhale
at the end of the phrase
do you understand
the language of my heart?
Does the pen carry it along
suspended mid-air
and you reach, as if to touch –
and I wonder – can you hear it?
the sound of my voice –
or is it all lost in translation?
For no matter when
the words may flow
I hear them all the same
before, during, and after
they are written
I hear my voice
I hear my voice
and I don’t know why,
but I wonder – can you hear it
or is it all lost in translation?

 

(c) Sumyanna 2016

Submitted for The Daily Post Prompt: translate

Gorgeous image courtesy of Pixabay.com

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Stunning poem, Sumyanna. Lots of deep meaning.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much Robbie 🙂

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