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“The Speed of Light,” by Eric Gamalinda (Philip Quinlan, Feed Reader)

February 11, 2011

In this one, the silences are deep as opal, lengthening with the years.

Philip Quinlan‘s website is The Verb For I, where you’ll find many of his own poems, including this terrific page of them, recorded.

Eric Gamalinda’s poem, “The Speed of Light,” is anthologized in A Habit of Shores: Filipino poetry and verse from English, 60’s to the 90’s, edited by Gemino H. Abad (U of Philippines Press, 1999).

Today’s poem is one in an occasional series of readings submitted by Feed Readers (that’s you!).  If you’re interested in recording for A Poetry Feed, please take a look at the Submissions page.  I hope you do.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Peter M permalink
    February 11, 2011 8:15 am

    I really enjoyed his pacing.

  2. Nic Sebastian permalink
    February 11, 2011 8:16 am

    Go, you guys! Enjoyed both the poem and the reading, Philip – thanks for sharing.

  3. February 11, 2011 2:36 pm

    Me, too, Peter. I think that’s why the line at the top of the post stood out to me as Philip read. The silence here is so not nothing.

    And thanks for the encouragement, Nic!


  4. February 13, 2011 8:45 am

    There’s something mysterious in Philip’s voice as he read this poem. Thanks for sharing!

  5. February 13, 2011 8:47 am

    There’s something mysterious in Philip’s voice as he reads this poem. Thanks for sharing!

  6. February 23, 2011 7:22 pm

    I would probably enjoy listening to Philip read the phone book.

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