This amazing stanza stood out to me the most:
"That people I don’t
know in a town that
doesn’t belong to me would
know who I am and
care what I do and not just
because I’m full of
You're a talented and skilled writer. I'm so sorry for your loss.
This post is wonderful, Nicci. I read the poem first, which I enjoyed, and then I went back to listen to the voiceover. Such a goosepimpling combination.
I don't know much about poetry, but the 'scale', for want of a better word, of this part of the poem is terrific; because of its length I found it pulling me relentlessly towards the conclusion:
'To cradle so tenderly a
box marked on all sides in
orange stickers advertising to the world
Nicci, I am a deep reader of poetry and I've studied prosody and published one poem on short-edition.com though I don't usually write poetry. I love this poem, its lyrical lilt, its imagery and the turn at the end that I would have loved even without the explanation. Go girl!
We write to release, we share it because we know, on the soul level, someone, somewhere, at some point in their life, needs to hear exactly what you said.
I adore voiceovers with poetry, maybe it's because it's just more personal.
Loved it Nicci! This is beautiful. And the explanation helped.