Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ode to the Great Kudler

Springing out of my mind, out of this cage
His words but a whisper, right here on this page
Jacob trembles in shame--not because of his sin 
But because he wears nothing but a sleeve of goatskin 

Lonely and naked, how can he rejoice
Wishing to be wrapped by the warmth of voice
While back in the camp, Eliezer the butler
Croaks out of the throat of the Great Kuddler

Oh please, trust me now, this is no spelling mistake
For his voice can cuddle--but it can also shake
Yes, Kuddler lets you hear the subtle clipclop
Of a camel approaching, Becky perched at the top

And so at long last, by hook and by crook
Jacob speaks loud and clear in this audiobook

The gifted narrator of my audiobook, David Kudler is an author, editor and performer. Since 1999, he has overseen the publications program of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, where he has served as the managing editor of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. He lives in Mill Valley, California (the next town north from Sausalito) with his wife, teacher and author Maura Vaughn, their two author-to-be daughters, and their non-literary cat.

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  1. Dear Uvi Poznansky,
    Congratulations on your Book Launch!!

    Hope to Read your book some day.
    With Best Wishes & Regards

    Madhavi Sood alias Madhavi Mohandas
    (Author of 'From the Silence within')

    1. Thank you so much Madhavi! Enjoyed seeing you in my launch event

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    1. :) Thank you so much Sheila! It was great fun to write, and to create the art to go with it!

  3. Love the poem, Uvi, and it totally honors Kuddler the Great! I still can't believe how much he makes the words come alive...

    1. Oh thank you Aaron! It's such a joy to listen to his voices :)