Saturday, February 6, 2016

Talking and listening

Trees, mountains, rivers and even the stars

Stand in awe of the great silence, that speaks

Through them, heard if one can listen forgetting one’s ears

They aren’t meant for listening, that happens deeper within

Well below the din and chatter of a talkative mind

Which sees the world through its own eyes

Creating a confusing spectacle, a true listener

Also speaks through the tongue of silence, it is both ancient

And contemporary, using a language that transcends

The world we receive as sophisticated noise, talking and listening

Isn’t a special art, it’s already perfected and ready, for our use

Lost in the sounds of cresting waves, we have forgotten