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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 way of beginning to think more seriously about how sentence, line, and audia interact and inform the analysis of poetry soundfiles. [Back to Lipstick of Noise.]

Kimberly Lyons - Fear of the Future

04.437202-04.437202 01 I come back to my writing
05.808164-05.808164 02 like a sick person ' rid of the infection
07.916203-07.916203 xx <INH>
08.270000-08.270000 03 who now is asked by an impatient nurse
10.864510-10.864510 04 red ants on a green metal table
13.282122-14.859466 05 to write five poems daily
15.176409-16.694787 06 drink this bowl of soup
16.724270-19.635722 07 made from hot rocks, body of bee, and rust water
19.650464-20.063227 xx <INH>
20.114822-22.009109 08 time to get up, he says sternly
22.326052-24.824742 09 the operator who calls, not answers
24.625731-25.193281 xx <INH>
25.208022-27.957318 10 the same voice from the dream of a shadowy bookstore
28.237407-30.264368 11 I hand you a small box, ask
30.345446-31.487915 12 have you seen Stalker?
31.738521-33.389573 13 and a young man with red hair asks
33.794965-36.463183 14 would you like to buy ' this thumble of seawater
36.728530-39.300928 15 from the submerged ' drowned ' Russian submarine?
39.330411-40.686632 xx <PAUSE + INH>
40.789823-41.748023 16 walking around
41.858584-43.546490 17 in corpulent autumnal light
43.752871-45.477630 18 feel invaded by their voices
45.941989-46.929671 19 the war goes on
47.438254-48.543869 20 war's inside us
48.838700-50.526606 21 and pushes the soul backwards
51.094155-52.067096 22 fear of the future
52.221882-53.283272 23 is also a sickness