I write adjectives about sound. (More on this soon.)

I use the words intertwined, twining, twisting.

I  say plaiting because that is the word I learnt as child, when I took three sections of hair, crossing the right over the centre and pulling the centre right. Crossing the left over the centre (which was the right) pulling it to the left. I think of this because I am currently trying to plait my hair like the young people do — to get through a difficult growth period. The world now calls it braiding.

And I think of how sound can be braided.

Three sounds – to be literal – one left, one centre, one right. Their paths crossing in an orderly fashion. Or their frequencies momentarily combining, absorbing each other and separating again?

Imagining the sound of a tightly tied braid…

And what is a braid of words?

sound  art  word

art  sound  word

art  word  sound

word  art  sound

word  sound  art

sound  word  art

sound  art  word

PS – I categorise this in unravellings – though it’s all about the ravel.


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