Infusing… (Spoken Word Poetry)

Hello my friends.  I thought I would try posting an audio track for you, in this case, “Infusing,” a previously released poem.  Perhaps doing so will give you a better understanding of the flow of the words as they formed in my mind.

Please let me know if this is helpful or not.  And if helpful, let me know if there are other posts that you’d like me to read.

All my best,

Bill

 

 

Twilight descending,
Shadows now growing,
Dim light, our bedroom,
Your beauty, soft glow.

My breathing, just slowing,
I gaze at you, deeply,
Your bareness, your back,
Consumed by my eyes.

Folds of white cotton,
Draping, just covering,
Your hips as you lay there,
Evocative, still.

Curve of your waist,
Descending from bedclothes,
Then rising again,
Meeting waves of your mane.

Your skin muted shimmer,
Your head on your pillow,
Sweetness of passion,
Moist mist in the air.

So close I can feel you,
Inches, yet separate,
Chemistry binding us,
Spanning the dark.

Your heat, deep within you,
Emanating, slowly,
Quietly creeping,
Caressing me still.

Long after touching,
Your presence, so perfect,
Flooding my senses,
Infusing my soul.

© 2019 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

93 thoughts on “Infusing… (Spoken Word Poetry)

  1. Whoa!! I got to hear the foil hat wearer’s voice!!! Lol. This was amazing and there’s definitely a better flow to the poem with your voice going with it. It’s as if you are sitting in bed, or in a chair by a window, watching your lover and reflecting on what you see as she sleeps. You can hear that deep reflection as you speak the words and it’s like you are just taking in and admiring the view. Love the clarity of the audio. Your voice was magnificent and I’m sure all your lady followers’ ears are glued to their computer speakers listening intently to you, my friend! Lol. Great job!

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    1. So many thanks, and smiles, Brandi. That is very, very kind of you. And, I’m glad my reading it brought a little clarity to things. I do worry that my non-conforming free verse might leave readers confused. Your image of being in bed and just gazing, observing is exactly the picture in my mind’s eye. And, the slowness of the words, and phrases was intended to emphasize the depth of the gaze…if that makes sense.

      Doing the recording was a big step for me….but, it’s one I’ve been wanting to take.

      I really appreciate your kindness and encouragement my friend…so very nice of you.

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      1. You did a fantastic job, both with the poem itself and the recording of it. I understand what you mean about your fears of coming out of your comfort zone when it comes to writing. You want to change things up and challenge yourself, yet you don’t want to lose your voice and confuse readers. But with experimentation comes the process of finding out what works and what doesn’t. As long as you feel good about what you put out, that’s all that matters. People will have their opinions about what you share, but poetry (or any art form really) is all about the expression of one’s soul and who better to know what’s in your heart and soul than YOU? You have to stay true to yourself. You know how you want to say something and I say go for it, whether people get it, or not. It doesn’t have to be conventional. Some of the most famous artists, writers, etc. broke the chains and defied the norms. I think your spoken word is just proof that you are evolving as a poet, my friend. And I am proud of you for taking that leap into the unknown and daring to see where this road will lead. 🙂

        You are very welcome, Bill. You know you always have my support and a big fan over here. Keep up the good work.

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      2. Brandi, I agree with…and so deeply appreciate…every word you wrote. So many thanks. You’ve been such a constant encouragement and vivacious friend….and I deeply appreciate, and will forever be grateful for that.

        So what I’m hearing you say….is that we need to keep being who we are.

        Just don’t laugh at me when I don my tin foil hat.

        Promise?

        🙂

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      3. LOL! Since I was the one that created that atrocious thing, I will not laugh at you when you don that foil hat, Bill. It would not be nice of me to do that… since I am your friend and all (sneaks a little laugh in)… I would NEVER do that. LOL. Promise.

        Always be who you are, my friend. Never change. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I will…your wish is my command. 🙂

      As I recall, your comment on my 02 Jan post (“Where My Softness Hides”), was one of those defining moments that really urged me to explore the spoken word. I’ve done many poetry “open mic” nights in my town…and really enjoy it. But doing so on WP is another big step.

      So, with your concurrence, I’ll record “Where My Softness Hides,” and I’ll post that as spoken poetry Wednesday.

      But only if you deem that worthy. 🙂

      Thank you so much my friend!

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    1. That is so very kind and uplifting Mamen! Thank you. I just wish that I could read it to you in Spanish!

      Sigh…

      Perhaps I could write something, learn your words, practice the proper enunciation…and give it a go.

      That would be fun!

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      1. I will give it a try Mamen! Might take me a little time to sort it out. Maybe you could double check my translation of a phrase or two before I post. Don’t want to make a mistake! 😊

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      2. Thank you! I would probably just want to embed just a few select phrases that I could master with reasonable assurance of getting it right.

        I’ll let you know when I’m ready to give it a try.

        Really appreciate it!

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  2. like rain after the drought, your spoken word refreshes the tired soul, the words do take on a new depth from your inflection. this poem was perfect choice for your first reading and our listening pleasure. i will have to go through your archives to select another…but now i listen again, now that my heart has stopped racing! thank you for this.

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  3. Wow!! You did a great job with narrating your poem, it sounded great !! You had a nice flow in your words..

    You have a nice voice.

    Excellent work ! 😊

    My moms been wanting me to go to a writing work shop at FSU. But I’m afraid to stand and speak in front of people. Especially reading, I would be all tongue tied lol ! 😄

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    1. Thank you so much Jamie!!! That is so kind of you!!!

      I think you would do a wonderful job with public speaking! I very much enjoy it and have read my poetry at “open mic” night here in my town at a indy book store. In my opinion, it’s all about practice, aloud, alone so it steels your courage. Then, in front of an audience, it’s about conveying that confidence, with personal, direct eye contact. That, my friend, “seals the deal.”

      Your audience will be yours, totally.

      Go for it!!

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      1. My pleasure!! I thought it was great !!

        That is so cool !! I bet that is really fun. Plus you get feedback on your work.

        Thank you! I will have to practice reading my poems aloud. And then try reading them in front of an audience. I’m sure it is very helpful and a great experience.

        Great advice, thanks !!! 😊

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  4. Great accomplishment, Bill! You do have a beautiful voice apart from your natural gift for poetical expression. The pace of reading is perfect, not too slow, not too fast, which leaves enough time for the listener to linger in the spoken word and savor all its nuances.

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    1. So many thanks Marta! I will be including some spoken word poetry in my ebook, so just wanted to see how it would go. I’m going to try another tomorrow!

      Have a great day my friend!

      😊

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  5. Really well read Bill – great stuff! What did you use to capture the audio? Do you have a free WordPress account and if so did it embed ok? Thanks for sharing! I am a Creative Life Coach and have a poetry blog in case you have time to read? http://www.peacockpoetryblog.wordpress.com and I am also on Instagram as #coachingcreatively, let’s follow each other if you use this medium? I share a lot of poetry live on there. Have a good day? Sam 🙂

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    1. Hi Sam! Thank you for the note! For audio, I have a decent USB mic and use the audio recording app embedded in Win 10. It’s okay… but I’m exploring better options. I then upload the audio file to SoundCloud, and embed the link in the post. I pay for my WP site, so I don’t know if that would be a factor in the process described.

      I’ll definitely check out your blog. Thank you for the interest!

      😊

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