(image courtesy Nacho Cuevas)

(image courtesy Nacho Cuevas)

Do you like the sound of your own voice? Most don’t. I don’t. I think I sound like a little baby sucking her thumb, but I did this anyway.

My man and I played around with a poem I wrote. I spoke my poem into the computer and he waved his magic music stick and voila, look what we made. The poem is about my daughter and what it feels like when I walk down the street holding her hand. Please forgive me if it’s cheesy. I had so much fun.

Click here to hear my goo-goo ga-ga baby voice speaking the words:

CLICK HERE TO PLAY—->>>         Holding Hands         < < < —- CLICK HERE TO HEAR!

(With gratitude for and inspiration from Courtenay and .)


What does your voice sound like? 


About Anna Fonté

Girl in the Hat, aka Anna Fonté, is an author who writes about invisibility, outsider status, everyday monsters, and her attempts to befriend the neighborhood crows. The things she writes want you to look at them.


  1. How fun!! I like your voice but I do feel it comes across on recording as sounding a little more babylike than you do in person. In person (if I recall right) you sound like a grownup. 🙂

    I don’t love my voice, but other people have told me they do. I’ve gotten used to it, now, after volunteering to record textbooks and thereby having to listen to myself over and over in a little booth with excellent sound quality. I like my voice as an instrument. You make me want to do my own voice recording on my blog… hmm. 🙂

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  3. God that is SO touching! I like your voice but what do I know, I know it’s a common thing to not like your voice. But if you want a role model for women with a not necessarily babylike voice but naive and untutored in a positive and affecting way, are you familiar with The Moldy Peaches or Kimya Dawson’s solo work?

  4. amyishyper

    You have a really nice voice, this was really good I’ve never seen/heard a blogger do something like this before.

  5. I like the sound of your voice, it’s lovely! You don’t sound at all like a baby, your voice is vibrant and youthful and sure. I like the sound of my voice as I hear it inside my head while speaking. Not so sure when I hear it on the answering machine. I need to go record it now reading something and play it back and decide . . .

    LOVE the poem!!

    • Maybe you’ll record a little bit on your blog, too, Mary– I’d love to hear your voice. I have to say that I love hearing poets recite for the same reason I love music and I don’t know why it took me so long to try this.

  6. That was fun! Did John play and compose the musical accompaniment? I want to experiment with this too! 🙂
    Thank you and I look forward to hearing more. BTW, I just LOVED this poem when you first posted it, and I LOVE hearing it spoken by you now, from your adoring heart. xxoo.

  7. Mike

    I’m just glad there’s no video of John waving his magic music stick.

  8. I absolutely love this, Anna. The youthfulness of your voice is wonderful. Perhaps youth radiates into bodies when we hold hands with our children.
    Beautiful, beautiful!

  9. That is cool beyond cool! I actually like my voice better than my face. But that’s not saying too much.

  10. Really beautiful. But surprising… I’m yet to hear a blog voice that sounds how I imagine it. You should do this more!

  11. You have a great voice, and your man certainly knows what he’s doing, with both music and production — I love the echo, so well done, so apt.
    The only suggestion I’d make is that it’s always nice to be able to read along with any recorded performance. I don’t know if SoundCloud has that possibility available or not, but it’d be great to also be able to read this poem.

    “What does your voice sound like?”
    Like this, kind of, sometimes but not always. And some of it’s whispering…

    • OOOOOO. I love that! This gives me shivers!!! Very Dylan Thomas, very powerful. Did you write that? Encore, encore!

      That’s such a good idea. I wonder if there’s some app that has a bouncing ball to accompany audio. Does anybody know how to do that, how to have text with sound? (I showed him your comment. He’s very pleased.) xoox

  12. I hate my voice—like a horrible Betty Boop impression—but I LOVE yours. I’m glad you’re planning to do more of these.

  13. I like your voice, and the music fits well with the rhythm of the piece. You sound like a mother and a daughter and a sister and woman who loves and is loved. You sound unsure and yet very much belonging in that space, melded to it. Nice bit of playing around.

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