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The Me I Used to Know

Updated on April 7, 2015
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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My #6 for National Poetry Month



i found your face

in shaved filings

between the sheet and comforter

filling each crevice with

colors long forgotten.


i found your voice

in the silence

i thought I had lost,

cacophonies rampant

pushed into molds

too small to contain their exuberance.



silence is best held

between splayed fingers

exhausted by the daylight

i wrap it around each hand carefully,

feeling its tenderness

move through memory.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015






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      Audrey Howitt 11 months ago from California

      And to you Rachel! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 11 months ago from California

      Thank you Manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 11 months ago from California

      Thank you Cornelia!

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      Audrey Howitt 11 months ago from California

      Linda, you are kind! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 11 months ago from California

      Thank you Catherine!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank! I so appreciate your reading my work--you are the best!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Beautiful work, Audrey

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      Darcie French 2 years ago from BC Canada

      I came by your poetry hubs for a dose of the divine :)

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      Catherine Tally 2 years ago from Los Angeles

      Audrey, Thank you for the beautiful way you weave words into such moving images. If only my words could relay what I feel in my heart when I read your lovely poems. Thank you!

      Cat:)

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      Sara Sarwar Riaz 2 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Beautiful thoughts portrayed in even more beautiful words...

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Such beautiful imagery in your words. Your a master at poetry. Hit many buttons and voted up. Have a great evening my friend :)

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Exquisite poetry, Audrey, as usual. I love it. :-)

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      "I found your voice in the silence I thought I lost" means the most to me. It reminds me of the way I used to think and the way I think now. I think it was necessary for me to change in some ways, but in some ways to think they way I used to. Enjoyed your poem.

      Blessings to you.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Excellent work Audrey. Keep going.

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      Catherine Giordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

      Lovely imagery conveys the sense of loss when your world has gone silent. April is national poetry month. Have committed to a poem a day. I did that one year.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You create such beautiful imagery in your poetry, Audrey. This is lovely.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hey Clark! Thank you! both for the compliment and for the correction! I write these so fast during April that I missed it--Thank you!

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      Clark Cook 2 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      Yes, Audrey, "captivating" because the threads of your thought are always sewn with such extraordinary imagery--images that pull together amazing connections between disparate ideas not 'normally' seen together. THAT is metaphor raised to a higher power. That's the greatest strength of your poetry at large. Now, to rain ever-so-gently on the parade, if you would just take a quick trip into the basement where ITS and IT'S live, and...............

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      Korneliya Yonkova 2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      "I found your voice in the silence..." - This is really amazing, Audrey, your poetry is so captivating :)

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      Denise Handlon 2 years ago from North Carolina

      You are such an exquisite poet, Audrey. Where I may fumble and occasionally hit the target, you are consistent in your hits. You've scored again with this lovely poem. Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself. :)

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful, Audrey. I like the second stanza the best. Your poetry is always so illuminating.

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      mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      An image caught in the dew laden web of memory.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      I love the path you have chosen for your poetry this month. This poem really hit home, while I read I thought deeply about my "cacophony" that I have forced still. Truly mesmerizing read. Thank you Audrey. Jamie

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      ArtDiva 2 years ago

      It seems that as you sit with your notebook, the words flowing...love this. The me that was is not forgotten, a reminder of who I was still before me as a memory.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I'm sitting here in deep thought remembering the me I used to be. Another deep and moving piece of poetry. I loved it too...

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      wonderful poem my dear friend loved it