,Click the play arrow on the console bar to hear SHELL read in Tapissary. The poem is transcribed into Tapissary's Latin-based phonetic alphabet below.
Note: I'm currently having problems with the sound files. Hopefully this will be corrected by July 15.
'Tö stajeñ nerde jë jda gaz len
Xa pijawz roustad ydrou jiji béwz
Onyolt jiji hahl tscae poñpiµ. Odsou
Fwashañ acurëiz sa aiouei ytou nui. Jë vwa
Ze miteriµ prosh jdu cucucuad talystitiµ nead.
Jiji pasañdra, beñ daim ydrou nui zamañsh' xoupash,
Don om weixiµ conectad nou shaxzihin
Métal 'bya gaz, rishiz 'bya bléwew
Ze pazay mtébabiñdiñw cor y'nou, com cëñ
Shtomacnou tamax nalash Orioñshé ctanañ.
poem ni Leslie Monsour
This free verse poem is part of a work I wrote for an illustrated panel. It was displayed in the exhibit "Hieroglyphic Collages" in 2008. I read the three lines out loud, in Tapissary. The film duration is 51 seconds.
Nuvwa jot kakacr, aroma ze hana séduihi, ydrou ri tiçélosh' ërgëyi.
Unseen though bold, aroma seduces the nose in the breeze's flattery.
Coulër ze flërad bashtash' manewcjaja si
Color is the flowering garden's invitation
tis shiñoa oubiñ jdi vopaj na suédañs.
with scent as its speech and assurance.