Sofia Serafina

United States of America

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Song of the Nightingale

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I hear great grandmother’s voice calling out to me through my traffic and I follow. She is the rhythm.
    In the early mornings I wake from tearing golden dreams with lonesome eyes surrounding my body, floating in orbiting circles around my ankles, lashes, and thighs, twisting through my stomach and weaving long hair. Eyes are shifting and silent, crawling on my lips and stained-glass window of–woman–Ophelia. I always see Cecilia Bartoli when I stand in front of woman singing Ah!...

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    I am standing quietly on the cement sidewalk in front of the building, my body as motionless as a windmill on a windless day with a “thesis for a face” (Zadie Smith, On Beauty). The melody of Saint-Saëns’ The Swan performed by Yo Yo Ma resonates through my mind and imagination as I narrate the melancholy story. It is 12:29 am on January 29, 2012. My younger sister, Delphi clings to my arm, her fingers cold and tense. I...

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