Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Utterance

Sitting over words
very late I have heard a kind of whispered sighing
not far
like a night wind in pines or like the sea in the dark
the echo of everything that has ever
been spoken
still spinning its one syllable
between the earth and silence


W.S. Merwin in "A Book of Luminous Things, An International Anthology of Poetry" Edited by Czeslaw Milosz 1996, Harvest Book

3 comments:

Purple said...

Silence is a powerful language. Catching up on your silent retreat...so glad you were able to do this with all that has/is going on.

Jan said...

That is evocative. Thank you. Thank you for your friendship.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

are you taking care of yourself?

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