Sotto Voce written by Rochelle Foles at

Sotto Voce

sotto voce

written by: Rochelle Foles



alluring astute astounding


        born of





sotto voce

as the hiss of the gaslights grow still

and darkness

        e     n       v    e    l     o      p      e     s       t   h
e     r    o    o  m

         like death taking a young child while innocently playing


         despite her   des  pair it cry


she could not be heard

for they did not see



trapped there


         the fall and the rise


              a ray of the full moon for ever trapped in her own eclipse



born under a wrong star

sun extinguished

nothing rising stillhopeagainhopeagainhopeagainhopeonhopealways as

                                    whispers f







moon aglo behind her with no mirror to reflect

             her luminosity

                  into the endless night


                                       she & her




 infin i……….


Rochelle Foles

Rochelle Foles

Rochelle began writing at the age of twelve. Encouraged by her local librarian, she cut her poetic teeth on ee cummings, T.S. Eliot, Walt Whitman and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, all of whom continue to influence her writing today.

She is a logophile and her playful attitude towards words can often be seen in her writing through her use of fonts, space, spelling and design.

She considers it a privilege to be read and to be an active contributor to Spillwords.
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