His poem is a lovely confession of lost love. Casey uses pretty imagery to express how she feels. She relies more on a sense of hearing than sight. Often romantic poetry focuses on how love interests or nature look, rather than how they sound. The choice to make note of voices in an interesting one.
Romantic poets try to use all of their senses to describe their love interests. Many times how things look are described. For example, in Shakespeare’s famous love poem, “Sonnet 18”, he speaks of a woman’s exterior beauty. He mentions her “golden complexion” and how fair she is. The choice Casey makes to describe her love’s voice is one that is less common. She compares his voice to a song or instruments playing. This makes for a refreshing and beautiful description.
Casey’s inspiration is a relationship that she had left. She says this poem is about “how romance can seem like a fairytale love story, but can unexpectedly end.” She describes love as a moment that quickly fades. Another message behind the poem is to learn from the past. Love can sound so sweet and beautiful, but just like someone’s voice, it can fade away very fast. Casey believes it is best to move forward and not look back. She realizes that relationships become lovely memories, but we shouldn’t “regret the things you can not change.”
by Casey McCarthy
The sound of your voice
is like a heavenly song
with each note it plays,
Soft gracefully as each
word slides off your soft lips.
They become a harmony that
Translates into a symphony.
One by one they seem to
Caress each other with soft
Waltz like patterns.
The sound of your voice makes me
Smile as it makes me fall in love more
And be memorized by your beauty.
That moment soon fades away
And becomes no more
But a distant memory.