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Terminology note: By analogy with Barthes's lexias, I'd like to call those segments of auditory experience into which our hearing of a poem divides "audias" (singular: audia). I supply the following transcript, generated using the "label track" function of Audacity, as a preliminary way of thinking about how sentence, line, and audia interact and inform the analysis of poetry soundfiles. [Back to Lipstick of Noise.]

David Bromige - This Second Kind of Happiness

01) 0.358721 this second kind of happiness
02) 3.716749 was the synthesis of very simple elements

03) 7.592930 it doesn't matter because each thing is coming up
04) 11.648472 buzzing faintly at the blurred edge

05) 14.707566 he thought he had never seen anything quite so...

06) 18.444244 things had endured this way for some time

07) 22.420070 the way that leads to understanding

08) 25.907637 an alternative way would be the life as ritual concept

09) 30.869945 the wind is now fresh and full

10) 33.939004 thus summed up he felt sickened

11) 37.187423 no ' one must treasure each moment of the past

12) 41.601686 whole tribes of seekers of phenomena

13) 45.906339 already we have wandered far from the track

14) 49.383941 it is then that our bodies combined in such way

15) 53.319909 so of the three methods
16) 55.063692 reason ' sense
17) 56.618150 or a knowing combination

18) 59.667280 for a casual moment of knowing

19) 62.875841 was the synthesis of very simple elements