Unheard Incantations: A Collaborative Poem

Heartstring Eulogies

The following is a collaborative effort by myself and eight other writers. It’s always a pleasure to bring our minds together. Enjoy!

The words we cannot say
Will be wept
Into silence between us (CER)

Breathe deep, dear love;
Be still with me
Listen to my heartstrings
A song meant just for you (KMA)

Each tear
An eloquent elegy
To tortured truths (AP)

Each note played
On a hand carved lute
Strung with strips
Of my soul (JWL)

Your breathless aura
Beats in time
Undulating ululation
With my exhaled psyche (AP)

Intertwined, tangled,
Unified: whole
Healed. (JWL)

Yet with hearts torn open
Bleeding out the notes of our song
You turned from me (ME)

I am fire
In desire
I beg
Save me (1W-W)

Fetch me an instrument,
For the untrained ear
Is soothed by that
Which it cannot comprehend. (LEL)

Not everything is black and white.

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Author: Sudden Denouement

A Literary Collective

5 thoughts on “Unheard Incantations: A Collaborative Poem”

    1. The first stanza was an orphaned stanza I wrote for another collaborative piece that ended up not fitting the piece. I sent it out by email to a bunch of other writer’s and it grew. Michael rearranged stanzas bit to improve the flow but otherwise it was a pretty organic writing collaboration.


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