Friday, January 6, 2017

what was that sound--By Thomas Canull--United States

what was that sound

hearing the voice of an angel
wondering " surely she was
calling me home?"
for my feelings left with the
sound of her sweet voice
and life has suddenly become surreal.
as the ties that bind
have all been cut
there is naught left
but the shadow of my soul.
perhaps tomorrow
will have the answer
to my dilemma.

Thomas Canull, in his early seventies, is a man of modest means who since his retirement has become a 'Haikuist  of note' with several of his poems being published in the Japanese on line media Asahi Shimbun. 


  1. Dear Thomas,
    I feel a certain tension in this poem that makes me think about the meaning of life and where I'm headed and how I will arrive. I especially like the line that includes, "the sound of her sweet voice."
    Blessings and thank you,

  2. I really love those last few verses, Thomas. I am not sure if you are new to Whispers or not, but if you are, welcome! Thank you for sharing your delightful poem. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Your lovely poem calls attention to a possible transition into the next realm with an insight of the joy that is to come. Beautiful Thomas! Blessings, Connie

  4. Very good writing Thomas in "what was that sound"
    Listening to the voice of an angel who was around
    As you wake up to solve dilemma of her voice sound
    Happiness is yours if you stay or are heaven bound
    Thanks for sharing this great script.