BY JAN HAAG

POETRY + ESSAYS + MUSIC + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO





SOUNDS

6-27-99


There are forty-something sounds in English.
We don't use the sound of the dove or the touhey,
nor the click nor the clap of some
African languages. One of their's has
a hundred and forty-something
sounds, but still does not encompass
the roar of the lion,
the howl of the hyena
nor the flap of bird wings.
Communicate! O if only the birds and the snakes
and the bees and the fish spoke to us
in forty sounds, and we kept silent to hear.








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