The Group Pneuma Has Set One of My Poems to Music for Their Upcoming Album

I am excited! The musical group Pneuma has set one of my poem to music for their upcoming album, which will be called Who Has Seen The Wind. The album has not yet been officially released, but you can listen to the setting of my poem if you go to their homepage, and click on the second track, “Trembling/Light.” They don’t have the lyrics up on their website, so here is the poem. It’s from my first book, The Silence of Men:

Light

In the dream, my life was smoke: I couldn’t breathe.
So I ran, unwrapping myself down the beach
till your skin, the ocean, lapped at my knees.
I dove in. Your voice was a current,
a melody gathering words to itself
for us to sing, and we sang them,
and they swirled around us, iridescent fish
bringing light to the world you were for me;

and then I was water, a river
washing the night from your flesh,
and I cradled your body rising in me
till you were clean, glowing,
and when you surfaced, glistening,
there was not an inch of you I didn’t cling to.

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2 Responses to The Group Pneuma Has Set One of My Poems to Music for Their Upcoming Album

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    sharon cullars says:

    Congrats!

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