‘Re-Entry’: Journey from written words, to spoken words, to music. Exploring the possibilities

I often write something just for the sound. That was the case of this poem, “Re-Entry.” It is a minimalist approach to exploring ways of re-entering life or opening up to the possibilities around us.

I had the great honor of having the poem recorded by Diane Havens, a friend, poet and voice artist, which was treat enough.

And now, musician Dennis Ramler took Diane’s reading of the poem and composed a musical composition.  He frames her voice in a layered, evocative piece.

Language can take many forms.

Thanks to Diane and Dennis.


Not roads, but walking.

Not motion, but stopping.

Not facades, but breaking.

Not hiding, but open.

Not staring, but seeing.

Not words, but meaning.

Not hurt, but healing.

Not fear, but trust.

Not distance, but reaching.

Not space, but touch.

Not speaking, but breath.

Not hope, but heat.

Not then, but now.

Not never, but ever.

About michaelstephendaigle

I have been writing most of my life. I am the author of the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery series. "The Swamps of Jersey (2014); "A Game Called Dead" (2016) -- a Runner-Up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Indie Author Contest; and "The Weight of Living" (2017) -- First Place winner for Mysteries in the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Contest.
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2 Responses to ‘Re-Entry’: Journey from written words, to spoken words, to music. Exploring the possibilities

  1. flowermouth says:

    Thanks for your support and kind comments on the flowermouth song “Re-Entry feat. Diane Havens” and thanks for your wonderful poetry to complete the journey…

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