WILDsound broadcasts a unique film festival every single day of the week, showcasing the best films from around the world. Enjoy a growing library of independent films, original screenplay, novel, short story, and poetry readings spanning all genres.
POETRY READING: A Civil Soldier's Tale, by SJ Roebling
Performed by Val Cole
A Civil Soldier's Tale
"Lie still now, soldier", the Union General said,
As he knelt down beside the boy's bloody, wounded head.
The dying young lad, no more than fifteen, if a day,
Wore the blight of cannon, from being in its way.
In having everything and nothing to do all at once,
this mother strips herself bare
of dignity. I do what I have to.
The happy meds I fed my mind this morning
kicked themselves in
far past the buzzed feel-good uprights
landing amidst a stad...
collecting old keys
seeking answers unseen
lost in a puzzle
of amnesiac complexities
the clock chants why
timeless moments pass her by
orchestrating a symphony
of a perpetual dream
echoing particles of dust
a young womans de...
POETRY Reading: The Hindu’s Lament, by Edmund Jonah
Performed by Allan Michael Brunet
(Bhagwan is God! or O God!)
As I passed a lonely temple in the after-evening glow,
On the banks of the Ganges where the quiet waters flow,
When the sun had sunk to rest and cool softness touched the air,
I saw a dark-skinned Indian and I heard him chant this pr...
Before I read Lorca
My words were blunt swords for
Slicing rotted wood
Pathetic castles of sand
Praying never the waves
Or even harsh winds
Ascend to my feeble heights
Where from above with disdain
A man holds a body of water at gunpoint. Roll over says the man from shore and the water does so. The man's toes get wet which makes him angry. He can't stand to be only partially wet so tells the water to lie still while walks in clothed until t...