Samuel Son has poems published or forthcoming in MadCrab Journal, Tuck Magazine, American Journal of Poetry and Presbyterian Outlook. He is also a columnist for North State Journal, RavenFoundation and Mocking Bird.
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I heard the human heart responds most to the mourns of the cello because it's range mirrors the limits of the human voice 85hz to 255hz In the trembling of strings, timbres of memories of longings even the silence quivers with the faintest echo of the desire that never fully came to rest
Talking about Painting
It was so pleasant,
to talk about painting and not parenting,
to hear you speak of strokes and colors,
and not pick ups and clean ups.
About how the paint brush and the flat knife
are like the archaeologist’s brush and pickaxe
used to unearth what is hidden in the blank canvas,
carefully brush away layers of assumptions,
chip away at centuries of sediments of sentiments
to recover the hue of your eyes.