BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,


OK, so I've been messing around with this for a bit ... I currently have the audio file parked over at WebLogImages, and I've been having some "issues" with making their files play nice with LiveJournal (for some reason their "embed" code, which works just fine in the Semagic preview window, simply disappears when actually posted to LJ, so I've had to switch back to a direct link to the file), so this is probably not the "final word" on how these things will show up here, but it will have to do for now. Anyway ... we have the long-awaited audio "poetry reading" accompaniment to the poems in place ...

                    NO HOPE TO ARISE

                    broken pieces
                    shattered zone
                    we exist
                    in fragments, shards,
                    scattered bits
                    strewn through wastelands;
                    unable to renew,
                    unable to be whole

                    in this darkness
                    madness waits,
                    every slip,
                    every slight
                    may trigger rage
                    or start the downflow
                    of depression's mass
                    in suffocating waves

                    unyielding nightmares'
                    endless cycles,
                    we are trapped
                    within a spiral
                    of doomed descent,
                    no releasing,
                    no escape,
                    and no hope to arise

                    what is real here?
                    what exists
                    beyond the facade,
                    the fleeting glimpse?
                    what has substance
                    beneath the form,
                    or essence
                    behind appearance?

                    so few touchstones,
                    and faint the grid;
                    who can align
                    in space like this?
                    who could track
                    distorted time
                    to make a plan
                    or chart their course?

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2006 by Brendan Tripp


As noted above, I'm still messing around with this, and am still not 100% happy with it (I've got queries in at both WebLogImages and LiveJournals to clarify some of the "how come this isn't working the way I want it to?" questions), but at least you for the first time ever (assuming that you're not in posession of one of the rare "reading tapes" I made back in the 80's) can hear me croaking out one of my depressoid screeds!

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